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Grants to USA Non-Profits to Improve Quality of Life in Israel & Former Soviet Union Jewish Communities

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 to USA non-profit organizations for overseas programs and projects primarily in Israel and the Former Soviet Union. Letters of inquiry must be submitted by December 1. Proposals must address least one of the following areas: food and human security needs, at-risk youth, green economic development, coexistence, Ethiopian community, Jewish education, and special needs populations.

Much of the Federation's funding goes to continued support of programs and projects funded in previous years, so in any given year the Federation is likely to fund three to five new projects. Funding is limited to organizations registered as United States 501(c)3 non-profits, or with legal conduits holding that status.

Special consideration will be given to applications that work to enhance the Federation's Partnership 2Gether Region (Karmiel/Misgav).

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GrantWatch ID#: 148849

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Number of Grants:

3 - 5 new projects will receive funding.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000 - $25,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is limited to organizations registered as United States 501(c)3 non-profits, or with legal conduits holding that status.

Pre-Application Information:

If you are interested in being considered for a grant, please send a one-to two-page letter of inquiry, in English, that describes your organization, the project or program for which you are seeking funding, how the project or program fits within the above described funding priorities, the amount of the grant you are requesting, the total amount of the project or program, and appropriate contact information.

This letter must be signed by both the organization's senior director or manager and the president of the organization's board of directors. Please attach a Mission Statement, Annual Report, and board list.

All letters of inquiry should be addressed to Josh Resnick, Chair, Overseas Funding Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and emailed c/o Sue Linzer, Associate Director of Planning/Director of Overseas Operations, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh at, with the subject line to read, "Letter of Inquiry for Overseas Funding."

Letters of inquiry must be submitted by December 1, 2014. Finalists will be asked to submit a full Application for Overseas Program Funding. All applicants will be notified of their status by February 27, 2015. Full applications for Overseas Program Funding must be submitted by March 31, 2015. Final funding decisions will be announced on or before April 30, 2015.

All finalists will be required to submit a logic model and evaluation worksheet as supplemental documents to their full funding proposals. If you require assistance completing these documents, please contact Nancy Strichman, Ph.D. at 050-835-1015 or

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sue Linzer

Nancy Strichman, Ph.D.

For local inquiries in Israel, please contact:
Marcie Lang
JFNA Israel Representative

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
234 McKee Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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