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Grants to Israeli and European Nonprofits and Social and Medical
Institutions to Provide Services to Holocaust Survivors

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Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah (FMS) and Joint Distribution Committee

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Grants to Israeli and European nonprofit organizations and social and medical institutions to provide programs and services to survivors of the Holocaust, with priority to Jewish victims from France. Applicants are required to contact funding source staff prior to submitting a proposal.

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.

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)

The Foundation only funds projects within its areas of competence. See

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GrantWatch ID#: 164270

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: 5 march, 2021. Barring exceptions, the Foundation announces its decision three to six months after receiving the complete application.

Before submitting applications, please contact Rachel Rimmer, Senior Program Associate for Welfare.

All applicants must conduct a search for co-funding.

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

Completed application forms should be returned to the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah by e-mail to

Rachel Rimmer, Chargée de Mission - Commission Solidarité
Assistant: Audrey Mayer  : +33 (0)1 53 42 63 23
Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah
10, avenue Percier 75008 Paris

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