Turn your idea into reality with a Kraftstarter grant!

Have a great idea to bring the Hillel community together? Don’t know where to turn to make this dream a reality? Apply for a Hillel Executive Board Kraftstarter grant to help fund your idea! The goal of the Kraftstarter grant is to provide funding opportunities to students with an idea to strengthen the broader Hillel community. Allocations are determined based on the potential for impact to the Hillel community, demonstrated financial need to execute the program, and willingness to work within student executive board guidelines to achieve the programmatic goals. Please note that Kraftstarter is not intended to serve as an additional source of funding for pre-existing Hillel groups. Note that this funding is allocated from Columbia University’s Student Governing Board, and is therefore subject to the same restrictions as put forth in their allocation guidelines.

Please reach out to Talia Rubin, student executive board treasurer, with the subject line “Kraftstarter” with any questions.

Apply here!

  • Please include the name of the program/event, what it will entail, its purpose, and what need it will meet within the Jewish community on campus.
  • Be as specific as possible! The more specifically you outline your needed budget, the more thoroughly we will consider your request.