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Dear Leaders,

Please read on to learn of important opportunities for our community partners, including ways that your organization can help others.

We are wishing you a chag sameach, a wonderful holiday. We hope you are finding time for family, friends, and reflection — at least by Zoom. If you haven’t checked out our Passover resources, have fun perusing Passover@Home. Our favorite is the wine meditation!

With gratitude,

Sarah Abramson, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Impact

Kimberlee Schumacher, MBA
Vice President, Partnerships and Services


           Resources for Partner Organizations
           Updates on the CJP Coronavirus Emergency Fund


PPP extended to Monday, May 31
Here’s some good news if you’ve yet to secure a PPP loan, or perhaps didn’t get as much as you should have because of when you applied.

On Tuesday, March 30, President Biden signed legislation extending the program to Monday, May 31, instead of the previous Wednesday, March 31 deadline. The bill also gives the U.S. Small Business Administration an added 30 days to process loans.

According to the Boston Business Journal, part of the push for an extension came after the Biden administration put new rules into place that allowed some businesses with no employees — as well as independent contractors and sole proprietors — to receive extra funding by using gross income instead of net income to calculate the size of their PPP loans.

Please consider helping out several local Jewish organizations looking for new office space to rent
We have heard from several of you that you are looking to rent office space from other organizations. Sign up to let other Jewish organizations know that you have office space that you would be interested in renting out.
Do you need extra space? Sign up to learn of spaces that are available to rent.

Please complete these two quick surveys

If you have not already done so, we would greatly appreciate you taking 5-10 minutes to complete CJP’s two surveys below. Your input will help us as we design new program evaluation and security resources for our partner organizations.
  • Program Evaluation Survey
    As we explore resources to support organizations' program evaluation efforts, we ask that the professional leader of your organization complete this five-minute survey. This survey will identify the main parts of an evaluation and determine where your organization could benefit from support.

  • Communal Security Initiative Survey
    Since 2016, the CJP Communal Security Initiative (CSI) has grown, offering free/no-cost security consultation, training, grants, and resources designed to help the Greater Boston Jewish community improve safety and security for all.  We are excited to announce the creation of the CJP Cybersecurity team, which represents a joint effort between CSI and the CJP IT team to provide guidance, training, and support in this important area. Please take a moment to answer a few questions to help us plan as we think about the services we offer in the future.
CJP Organizational Health Resources webpage
Explore our new webpage with resources to help you optimize your organization’s performance. Our hope is that you find this to be a highly accessible toolbox, organized around six categories:
  • Finance
  • Professional Leadership and Strategy
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Board Governance
  • Marketing
  • Infrastructure

The Federal Nonprofit Security Grant Program is accepting applications in Massachusetts through Monday, April 5
The Federal government allocated $180 million nationally for security enhancements and investments for nonprofits considered at high risk of terrorist attacks. The maximum funding available per institution is $150,000 through the NSGP-UA (urban area) grant and $100,000 through the NSGP-S (statewide) grant. In Massachusetts, nonprofit organizations must submit their applications to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) by Monday, April 5. The Fiscal Year 2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Notice of Funding Opportunity and all related documents are now available at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website. We recommend reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions for Nonprofit Organizations document on the site, or you can visit the CJP Communal Security Initiative webpage which provides explanations, guidance, steps, and resources.

We are also pleased to share that CJP CSI is offering to reimburse eligible institutions $1,500 to help defray the costs of hiring a professional grant writer to prepare NSGP applications! Additional information on eligibility can be found on the CJP CSI Grant Support webpage.

Virtual Development Convenings*
Hosted by Jennifer Weinstock,
Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at CJP
Mondays: April 26, May 24, June 21 | 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Please join Jennifer on these open Zoom video calls to ask questions and discuss how we are fundraising during these unpredictable and challenging times.

*We encourage you to share information about these convenings with your development colleagues and have them sign up for this email.



(with recordings and slide decks where available)

Explore content of past webinars and view related materials.


Stay up to date on our weekly grants to our partner organizations from the CJP Coronavirus Emergency Fund.

As of today, the CJP Coronavirus Emergency Fund has raised $3 million from more than 1,817 donors. Dollars raised for and mobilized from the Emergency Fund are part of CJP’s $10+ million COVID-19 response. We are grateful for this outpouring of support, and we are proud of how our community has been able to support individuals and families in need.

CJP is focused on the health and well-being of our entire community. Visit JewishBoston.com’s Coronavirus Community Resources page for up-to-the-minute information to stay connected, prepared, and informed. If you or someone you know in our community needs financial assistance during these difficult days, please visit the CJP Warmline or call the Warmline at 1-800-CJP-9500.

Together with you — our partners — we’ve supported our community in important ways over the last year. A section of CJP’s website highlights the impact of our collective efforts and partnerships. Thank you for making a bigger difference with us. Looking for even more good news? Check out JewishBoston.com and social media with the hashtags #CJPFeelGoodNews and #TogetherInCommunity.

CJP welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, and sexual orientations.

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