We are currently revamping our grant allocation system. Stay tuned for the 2018 model!
Apply for funding for your environmental project!
Hazon provides small grants to environmental projects across North America and Israel through our Bike Rides.
Projects may focus on any of the following areas:
- the connection between Judaism and the environment
- transportation alternatives to driving
- climate change
- food justice
- sustainable food
- farming and gardening
Examples of projects have received funding:
- Food justice learning and programming
- Recycling and composting programs
- Renewable energy projects such as solar panels
- Eliminating disposables from a school cafeteria
- Installing gardens at a camp or JCC
- Bike racks at schools and synagogues
In order to be eligible, you must have a team of at least four riders. The team will receive 20% of the fundraising minimum and 30% of all funds raised above the minimum. Fundraising from crew members on your team is included as money raised above the minimum team fundraising commitment. All grantees must complete our short application prior to the Ride.
How does it work?
Step 1: The organization elects a team captain
Step 2: The team captain(s) registers for the Hazon Ride & Retreat and creates a team.
Step 3: The team captain, with help from Hazon, recruits 3 or more people affiliated with the institution to join in the excitement over Labor Day weekend.
Step 4: The grantee completes short application (below) so we can highlight the organization’s project in our Ride materials.
Step 5: The participants fundraise, train, and prepare for the Ride, and then show up at Isabella Freedman on Labor Day for a memorable experience, with the knowledge that they’ve supported both Hazon and their own organization.
Support from Hazon
Hazon will help you market your team to your constituency, providing marketing materials and educators to help promote the Ride at your institution.
Each registered participant will receive a personal fundraising page. Participants may fundraise through their person page or through a dedicated team website.
Hazon will list all partners online and in the Ride program book, and each institution will be highlighted during the weekend programming.
For a comprehensive list of how to get your team up and biking, check out our Team Captain’s Guide! Once we draw nearer to the Ride, we will also be sending out a monthly Team Captain’s Newsletter to our inspirational captain community, including advice from some of the top fundraising teams, best practices on how to recruit new members, and potential grant ideas from previous years.