Empowering Activists and Leaders

Leaders of Dialogue are amazing activists who work in towns all over Poland to bring back the memory of local Polish/Jewish past. Very often they engage in these activities beyond their regular professions as teachers, representatives of local authorities, historians and museum guides, construction workers. They give up their time and financial resources because they feel that raising awareness of the local Jewish heritage and preserving it is simply the right thing to do. They believe it is not enough that they know about it and they share their knowledge with families, friends and neighbors.

Working with them we have learned that Leaders of Dialogue often act alone, and feel they could do a lot more with a little extra help. We realize how important it can be to provide activists with support that allows them to learn and grow, expand their knowledge and skills, fulfill their dreams related to filling the gaps in local Polish/Jewish history. Over the years we have developed ways to financially support our Leaders to be able to answer their needs.


Have a look at the achievements of the recipients to date and read how they decided to use the funds they were awarded with.

2023 Grant Competition Results

2023 Scholarship for Local Activism Competition Results

2023 Personal Development Scholarship Competition Results

2022 Grant Competition Results

2022 Scholarship for Local Activism Competition Results

2022 Personal Development Scholarship Competition Results

2021 Grant Competition Results

2021 Scholarship for Local Activism Competition Results

2021 Personal Development Scholarship Competition









In 2023, the Leaders of Dialogue program, including grants and scholarships, is financed thanks to the generosity of Friends of the Forum, LEDOR WADOR Foundation, United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad and individual donors and institutions from Poland and abroad supporting Forum for Dialogue. Scholarships for personal development are possible thanks to The David and Anna Dlugie Kliger Scholarship Fund.