We support disability programs and projects through JCA member organisations.

We are looking to create innovative new education, vocation, housing, respite and social services that enable everyone to better contribute to and benefit from the community we all share.

We support disability programs and projects through JCA member organisations.

We are looking to create innovative new education, vocation, housing, respite and social services that enable everyone to better contribute to and benefit from the community we all share.

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To invest in people to build a stronger and more compassionate community

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What we do

JCA The Choice Foundation provides grants for organisations looking to create innovative projects and programs for the benefit of people living with a disability and their families in our community. We strive to give all people more choices in how they want to live their lives.

Meet our community

Our belief

People are at their best when contributing to society, and making the choice to strengthen our community is a true expression of our jewish values.

Our mission

To have a strong, inclusive community where every member can contribute by ensuring that a person with disability has the same opportunity to reach their potential as anybody else. We endeavour to do this by welcoming and supporting innovative ideas and programs in the disability space.

End goal

To see The Choice Foundation reach a financial goalpost of $4 Million over the next 2 years to provide projects that can run for years and be sustained without ongoing fundraising.

Ultimately The Choice Foundation will be a strong foundation in the Jewish Community to provide ongoing funding and support to those with a disability.

This foundation is built on the principle that to help others is to help ourselves

This foundation is built on the principle that to help others is to help ourselves


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Who we are

JCA The Choice Foundation was created to meet the needs of those of us living with disability. We are a group of people from all walks of life, working together for the good of our community.

We believe that each new day brings an opportunity to choose

We believe that each new day brings an opportunity to choose


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How to apply

At this stage The Choice Foundation is accepting applications for funding and governance from organisations aiming to support those with disability and their carers.

  • Purpose

    To support innovative or expanded programs and projects that assist and enhance the lives of people living with a disability in our community. Specifically those programs and projects that meet our 5 pillars.

    The fund will review applications for projects and programs that fall within the identified 5 pillars.

    Five Pillars

    Education
    Housing
    Respite
    Vocation
    Social

  • Approach

    As an organisation we take a proactive approach to our commitment to the community. All projects and programs we support will be sourced through JCA Member Organisations. If your project or program falls outside of these organisations, and you feel it falls within our mission, please contact us.

    The Fund will make grants to successful applicants, who fulfill the specified purpose of the Fund within the areas of the Five Pillars, on a annual basis.

How does the application process work?

The next round of applications open in the first quarter of 2020. Please refer back to this page for more specific dates early next year.

Activity

Guidelines will be sent to eligible organisations

Applications open for 6 weeks

Review of Submissions by Advisory Board

Advisory Board recommendations to
JCA Board of Governors

Approved disbursements made

Above is a table outlining our 2020 timeline

Please read and adhere to the submission guidelines and fill in the Grant Application Form. Please return the Grant Application Form by the due date in the guidelines.

  • Guidelines

    You must be a JCA Member Organisation or partnering with a JCA Member Organisation

    Your program or project must fall within the Specified Purpose of the Fund

    Your program or project must fall within the Five Pillars of the Fund

    You must return the Application Form within the timing of the process as outlined, for 2020

    Your funding request must not exceed a maximum of three years

  • Structure

    JCA The Choice Foundation has been established as an endowment fund governed by JCA in Sydney. JCA will assist our Advisory Board in receiving and reviewing eligible applications for projects and programs in NSW and ACT. The Advisory Board will then make annual recommendations to the JCA Board of Governors, for the distribution of funds.

  • Advisory board

    JCA The Choice Foundation has an Advisory Board made up of the following people:

    Taryn Boyarsky
    Nicky Franks
    Dr Steven Gluckman
    Nicole Gamerov

    All Advisory Board members have professional experience in and are committed to the disability sector. This gives them a full understanding of the challenges and complexities which are encountered daily by families, carers and service providers touched by disability.

    JCA board of governors

    The JCA Board of Governors is made up of 23 Presidents of independent charities, as well as seven Honorary Life Governors and the JCA Executive Committee. The Advisory Board will make their recommendations on disbursement to a JCA Board of Governors meeting. As a JCA endowment, JCA The Choice Foundation distributions can only be made to and through JCA member organisations.

  • Managed funds

    The JCA Investment Committee determines, and then oversees, how JCA’s financial resources and other assets are to be invested and managed. The Investment Committee recommends policy to the Board of Governors with regards to investment criteria relating to risk, term and target rate of return and oversees its implementation. The investment criteria have regard to the nature of JCA as a charitable institution, its Community responsibilities and cash flow.

    The Committee is composed of independent lay leaders with significant investment experience, and the JCA CEO (ex-officio).

    The JCA Investment Committee has a long-term return objective of 4% plus CPI, which it has historically met for its long-term asset investments

To invest in people so they can reach their potential

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