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These fellowships and programs support Jewish social entrepreneurs and their projects.

Ariane de Rothschild Fellows Program: Dialogue & Social Entrepreneurship The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship aims to develop a network of entrepreneurs with a demonstrated interest in social change and cross cultural dialogue. It is an endeavor to create a new brand of both dialogue and social entrepreneurship that allows for sustainable business models to have far reaching impact. In a multi-layered approach, the program blends three educational components: action-driven social entrepreneurship program, exposure to state-of-the-art scholarship and cross-cultural dialogue. 01/22/2010 Apply
Bikkurim Bikkurim: an Incubator for New Jewish Ideas energizes and enriches the North American Jewish community by finding innovative Jewish ideas and nurturing them to organizational sustainability. Matching entrepreneurial drive with organizational know-how, Bikkurim transforms the dreams of visionaries into a tide of initiatives that contribute meaningfully to Jewish life and expand the nature of Jewish community. 02/01/2010 Apply
Cleveland/PresenTense Fellowship The JCF/PresenTense Cleveland Social Entrepreneur Fellowship is designed to support entrepreneurs seeking to launch new ventures in the Cleveland area that engage, leverage, and inspire the Cleveland Jewish community. These ventures can be for and not for profits. Selected fellows will be fully funded to attend an elite training Institute in Jerusalem during the summer of 2010 and then receive an incubation stipend to develop their venture in Cleveland. The fellowship is open to individuals who are entrepreneurs, as well as individuals who are "intrapreneurs" (within an organizational framework like a school, company, or agency). 04/15/2010 Apply
Joshua Venture Group Dual Investment Program Joshua Venture Group invites the next generation of Jewish social entrepreneurs to the communal table to achieve their visions for social impact. Through our intensive two-year Dual Investment Program, these emerging leaders will gain the skills, resources, and exposure to enable them to grow and sustain their ventures, as well as to complement the existing mainstream Jewish infrastructure. 01/03/2010 Apply
Paideia Project-Incubator The Paideia Project-Incubator is a program for activists and entrepreneurs for Jewish culture who want to develop new projects in the educational, cultural, communal and institutional fields. The Incubator offers you professional and experienced faculty and an intensive, effective studying program including lectures, workshops, peer-groups, courses in Jewish Textual Studies, individual counseling, and meetings with foundation representatives - all aimed at promoting, guiding and advancing your project. 01/20/2010 Apply
PresenTense Fellowship The PresenTense Fellowship program an intensive six-week bootcamp for social entrepreneurs in Jerusalem, Israel where fellows are trained in the practical skills of social start-up development and are helped by PresenTense and the PresenTense Network to launch their ventures into the world. 01/01/2010 Pre-Apply
Project Partnership The Project Partnership offers turnkey fiscal sponsorship to innovative new Jewish projects by bringing the Jewish world the depth of knowledge and expertise of Community Partners, coupled with the mission and vision of Jumpstart. Partnership Projects receive complete infrastructure, technical assistance and capacity-building to help projects reach scale and sustainability. Open Apply
Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Artists The Six Points Fellowship supports individual artists in the New York area who want to develop new projects with a Jewish focus, theme or element. The fellowship will create a supportive, nurturing environment that encourages creative interactions between artists, artworks, and the public, and creates a space for personal and professional development and growth. Six Points is a collaboration of Avoda Arts, Foundation for Jewish Culture, and JDub Records, and receives significant support from UJA-Federation of New York. 03/01/2010 Apply
Slingshot '11-'12 Slingshot, A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation, is an annual compilation of the 50 most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects, and programs in the North American Jewish community today. The Slingshot Fund is designed to highlight, encourage and provide support for a subset of the undercapitalized organizations featured in Slingshot. 12/20/2010 (projected) Nominate
UpStart Bay Area UpStart works with Jewish social entrepreneurs as an incubator for their innovative ideas to engage more Bay Area Jews in Jewish life. UpStarters benefit from a variety of services, including: business planning, capacity building, organizational development opportunities , exposure to major funders and foundations, access to resources, and a community of change-makers 02/08/2010 Apply

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