YALA Mini-Grant

Do you have an idea for a Jewish program? Are you looking for guidance and support with getting a new project off the ground? Do you want to start something special, but just don’t have the resources? YALA Mini-Grants are available for young adults (age 21-40) in the Twin Cities area.

YALA Mini-Grants are powered by Young Adult Leadership Action (YALA) Twin Cities, a program of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and St. Paul Jewish Federation. The expectation is that your award will be spent within 6 months of the award date. If the award is not spent by this deadline, YALA reserves the right to direct the funding back to the YALA Mini-Grant pool. Please inform YALA Manager, Emma Dunn, of any extenuating circumstances.

It is a requirement that YALA Mini-Grant recipients complete a report at the culmination of the grant activity. This report includes testimonials and photographs. YALA Twin Cities and the Jewish Federations reserve the right to use these materials in promotion of YALA Mini-Grants and community impact.

Apply for a YALA Mini-Grant!

Any questions? Contact Emma Dunn at edunn@jewishtwincities.org.



This grant is made possible through funding from both the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Jewish Federations. The Minneapolis Jewish Federation funds were provided to inspire and encourage innovative “Young Adult Engagement” grants. The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul’s Community Planning Funds were established to address priorities identified by the St. Paul Jewish community. In particular, to Inspire Giving by engaging and empowering younger givers.

Existing YALA Mini-Grant Initiatives

Heritage Judaica

Grassroots Coffee Chats

OurStories Podcast