How can awardees spend the money?
Awardees decide the best way to use this award. While no requirements or conditions are placed on the use of the funds, possible uses include, but are not limited to, registration and travel costs for conferences or, registration for skill-building workshops, enrolling in a tuition for language courses, or hiring a professional coaching.
Are there other expectations tied to the award?
Awardees will be invited to attend a gathering with other Impact Awardees in late 2020 to help assess this program. Additionally, awardees will be invited to submit elements of their story to Tzedek staff, so that we can share your story with the local community. There is no formal grant reporting.
If I don’t receive an award, can I re-nominate myself for the next cycle?
Yes, you may re-nominate yourself. You may only receive one Tzedek Impact Award per calendar year.
How long will these funds be available?
In 2020, Tzedek has secured funds to support three rounds of Impact Awards. Self-nominations will be reviewed based on the order they were submitted. Once each cycle of funding has been distributed to the community, eligible applications will be rolled over the following funding cycle. We encourage people to apply early in each cycle.
What is the payout process for a Tzedek Impact Award?
Once awardees are selected, they will be notified via email. Awardees will receive a check within two weeks.
Why Tzedek Impact Awards?
Through this initiative, the Tzedek Social Justice Fund is investing directly in leaders who have consistently shown up for Asheville. Tzedek Impact Awards are designed to recognize individuals working to transform Asheville into a community where everyone thrives and to invest in impactful, intersectional approaches to systemic oppression that are focused on racial justice, LGBTQ equality, and combating anti-Jewish oppression. As opposed to our grantmaking that sustains organizational work, Impact Awards are designed to award individual community leaders for their past achievements and accomplishments, in a manner that furthers Tzedek’s charitable missions.