Apply to the AVF

The Alumni Venture Fund is being revamped and is currently not acepting applications.  We will make an announcement when our grant period re-opens.  

Before You Apply:

  1. Determine who will be receiving the funds if you are awarded a grant. Will it be an individual (Bronfman alumni only), or a sponsoring non-profit organization? See below for an explanation of the two options. (coming soon)
  2. Will your project be completed within 10 months? If it will take significantly longer than that, you may not be eligible.
  3. Work out a budget for your project. Not sure where to start? Here is a link to a sample budget template.
  4. Write your responses to the long questions before filling out the application. You will not be able to save an incomplete form to finish later. Use this document as a guide. 

Any other questions? Please be in touch and we can arrange a conversation with you and an AVF committee member or a staff person. Email if you're interested in a chat.

AVF Grant Application Form:

  • The application is now closed.

 Note: There are two levels of grant funding in 2017: $1000 and $250. Please decide which you will apply for before submitting an application. 

FAQs about this cycle:

  • Who can apply? ANY Bronfman alum is eligible to apply for an organization or initiative that they are involved with.
  • Does this have to be a Jewish idea? No! You are welcome to apply for an idea, initiative, or organization that is either Jewish or secular.
  • What if I work as a professional at the organization for which I'd like to apply? That's awesome! As long as you don't apply for funding that will go towards your own salary, you are welcome to apply.
  • What if I have questions? Feel free to be in touch with an AVF committee member or Aaron Steinberg ( with questions about your application. 
  • When's the application due? The application deadline was November 22, 2017.


Who will receive the grant funds? 

  • Individual: Grants to an individual must be payable to an alum of the program. That alum will be required to report the grant to the IRS as income, and may be subject to taxation.  
  • Non-Profit: If a grant payment is to be made to a sponsoring non-profit organization on behalf of an alum, the alum must provide documentation of that organization's non-profit status and the name of a contact at that organization who has agreed to sign the grant agreement along with the alum.