Applications for the Impact Accelerator are now closed.
The OU Impact Accelerator is built on mentorship-based growth, nonprofit education, and early-stage funding for Jewish nonprofit founders with the next groundbreaking ideas. Each year, we choose 4-6 organizations to join our cohort which includes nonprofit curriculum, mentorship, and a grant of 10K. We are always looking for the greatest new nonprofits with the potential to transform the Jewish communal landscape.
For questions about the application process, please see our FAQ.
We encourage you to submit a general interest form so that you can stay up to date about our next selection process.
The Impact Accelerator works with Orthodox nonprofit ventures who cater to the North American Jewish Community. The Accelerator selects ventures which provide goods and services to the Orthodox community in ways that are related to its unique cultural or religious needs and that might not otherwise be made available to the community. Preference will be given to ventures that:
Applications for Cohort V are now closed.
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