Grant Program to Support Teaching About the Holocaust, Human Rights and Racism

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) has developed a partnership with Sunnyside Federal of Irvington, New York, to offer the Sunnyside Federal Grant Program for Teachers, to assist them in teaching about the Holocaust and related topics including human rights, antisemitism, discrimination, racism, and genocide.  The goal for this program is to enrich student learning experiences, subsidize special programs, and help to meet instructional needs for schools not otherwise supported by their budgets. Grants of up to $400 will be awarded to teachers working in public, private, and parochial schools in the Lower Hudson Valley.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this new program through our partnership with Sunnyside Federal to our education partners in the Lower Hudson Valley,” said Millie Jasper, Executive Director.


“Sunnyside Federal has been investing in our local community for more than 90 years. We are proud to support educational programs across Westchester and announce this new partnership with the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center,” said Fred Schulman, Chairman and CEO, Sunnyside Federal.


Applications will be reviewed by the Educators Program Committee of the HHREC and Director of Education, Steven Goldberg. Grant recipients will be required to submit a one-page summary statement and an evaluation at the completion of their projects from materials suitable for replication submitted to HHREC. Grant applications will be open to teachers starting August 15th, 2023, and the deadlines for submission of grant proposals and notification of awards will be made on a rolling basis.

 Notifications of reviewed applications will be responded to within one month of receipt.


A reception honoring grant recipients will take place at Sunnyside Federal in Irvington. For more information and to apply, contact Steven Goldberg or call HHREC at (914) 696-0738.  


 The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center is a not-for-profit organization based in White Plains that serves Westchester, Fairfield and neighboring counties. Their Mission is to enhance the teaching and learning of the lessons of the Holocaust and the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect.