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Grants to Israel and Europe Nonprofits and Social and Medical Institutions to Provide Services to Holocaust Survivors

Solidarity Committee Projects


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Funding Source
Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah (FMS) and Joint Distribution Committee
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Geographic Focus
Israel; International.

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/04/24 - Deadline for proposals for projects in Israel and in East-European countries (with the JOINT). Save

Grant Description
Grants to Israel and Europe nonprofit organizations and social and medical institutions to provide programs and services to survivors of the Holocaust. Applicants are required to contact funding source staff prior to submitting a proposal. Priority will be given to projects assisting Jewish victims from France.

Types of projects funded

  • Enabling seniors to stay at home (home care, psychological support, volunteer programs, day centers, etc.)
  • Strengthening social ties and fighting isolation (organizational activities, excursions, etc.)
  • Improving living conditions in long-term care facilities and microsocial residences
  • Supporting caregivers (advice, administrative aid, rest programs, etc.)
  • One-time aid (emergency assistance, material aid)

Application guidelines

  • The Foundation only funds projects within its areas of competence (
  • The application must be for a specific project benefitting Holocaust survivors.
  • All applicants must conduct a search for co-funding.
  • The Foundation funds projects already underway.

The projects must aim to provide support that meets the needs of Holocaust survivors or people affected by the Holocaust, including:

  • As a priority, former Jewish deportees from France, their spouses, their children and persons who were orphaned as a result of the Holocaust, 
  • Jewish people who were interned in camps in metropolitan France and North Africa,
  • Jewish people who lived in metropolitan France during the Second World War,
  • Jewish people whose lives were in danger and who arrived in metropolitan France after the Liberation from territories occupied or administered by the Nazis or their allies,
  • Other victims of anti-Semitic persecution during this period whose lives were in danger and who live in Central or Eastern Europe or in Israel,
  • People who helped to save Jews, especially the Righteous Among the Nations.

Social workers have some leeway in assessing, on a case-by-case basis, the applicants’ needs and whether they meet the criteria of Holocaust survivor.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants
- In France: medical and social institutions, associations and non-profit organizations
- In Israel: social institutions and non-profit organizations
- In Europe: in consultation with the Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish social community institutions devoted to healthcare, psychological counseling and services for elderly people

The Foundation does not provide funding directly to individuals but through the intermediary of long-standing organizations.

Pre-Application Information
The next closing date:
- January 4th 2024 : for projects in Israel and in East-European countries (with the JOINT)

Before applying, please read the complete procedure and contact the Foundation to make sure your project is eligible.

Barring exceptions, the Foundation announces its decision three to six months after receiving the complete application.

Additional information:

Areas of competence:

Contact Information
Submit applications by email to solidarité or mail to:

Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah
10, avenue Percier
75008 Paris
Tél. 01 53 42 63 10

Direct questions to:

Mrs Yanique Mervius
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 42 63 23

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