Information for Grantseekers
Types of Grants Available
Grants are available for general operating and project support, especially for innovative approaches and new initiatives. We are particularly interested in emphasizing long-term impact, encouraging organizational sustainability, and investing in systems-building to strengthen fields. Requests for capital and endowment grants are generally not accepted, but the Trustees may initiate such grants at their discretion.
The Foundation provides local, national, and international grants. The lists below show the geographic focus of each priority area.
Washington, DC Region
Create Opportunities for Engagement, Appreciation, and the Pursuit of Excellence in the Performing Arts
Promote Behavioral Health Support Services
Other US Cities
Foster Jewish Identity
Build and Strengthen Jewish Life in Emerging Communities
Showcase Jewish Arts & Culture
Create a More Civil Society
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications or letters of inquiry. We prefer to develop projects in collaboration with organizations aligned with our mission and funding priorities. However, if you believe your program or project would be a good fit with the Foundation’s funding priorities, please email a brief one-page description of your program to email@example.com. The Foundation supports 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have developed innovative approaches and new programs, as well as those that have ongoing programs with proven records of success in addressing needs within the Foundation’s areas of interest.
If the Foundation has invited your organization to submit a proposal, please proceed to our Applicant Portal (password protected).
Overview of Decision-Making Process
The Foundation Board awards grants twice yearly, in the spring and the late fall. Grants Committees comprised of Trustees convene regularly to discuss grant portfolios, review renewal requests, and analyze new proposals.