Israel Grants

Grants to Israel Nonprofits for Programs that
Promote Self Sufficiency and Conflict Resolution

GrantWatch ID#: 175869
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) of Greater Phoenix


01/16/18 Noon AZ Time

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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 to Israel nonprofit organizations for programs that promote self sufficiency for vulnerable populations, and/or for programs that aim to improve relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel. LOIs are due November 1. Eligible programs must fall within one of the following two categories:

- Programs and services that aim to improve the lives of vulnerable families and individuals in Israel by providing them with the tools needed to become self-reliant and break the cycle of poverty. Examples of eligible programs include vocational training or education with accompanying social supports for individuals to obtain and maintain gainful employment; financial literacy and life skills, micro-lending and entrepreneurial efforts. Programs must fall under the categories described under grants serving Greater Phoenix. Programs that exclusively serve individuals with special needs are not eligible.

- Programs that specifically aim to improve relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel.

The Jewish Community Foundation encourages organizations to submit letters of intent for collaborative efforts. The Foundation believes that collaboration between local organizations can strengthen the caliber of services provided to the Jewish community and increase communication between service providers.

A typical grant ranges from $2,500 to $20,000. Grants above $20,000 may occasionally be awarded, but larger allocations generally are reserved for programs that will become an ongoing part of an organization’s work.

The Foundation does not fund multi-year grant requests, with the exception of year two funding as described under new programs.

The Jewish Community Foundation will ONLY accept proposals from Israeli organizations:

- Which Foundation staff, Jewish communal colleagues, board or grants committee members have volunteered with, visited or have first-hand knowledge of, OR prior grant recipients that have satisfactorily fulfilled reporting requirements; and
- That have received certified proper management (“nihul takin”) from the Israeli Registrar of Nonprofit Organizations; and
- That are in good standing with a US-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization that will serve as the fiscal agent.

What the Foundation does not fund:

- Organizations that are not recognized as registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities
- International organizations that are not in good standing with a US-based 501(c)(3) fiscal agent
- Multi-year grant requests, with the exception of year two funding as described under new programs
- General operating support
- Capital, endowment, ongoing or other fundraising campaigns
- Equipment purchase to replace or upgrade equipment for an existing program/service/office
- Donor, staff or volunteer recognition events
- Grants to individuals
- Projects in their entirety
- Proposals from organizations that do not follow our application procedures
- Renewed support to past grantees that have not met our reporting requirements

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download an Information Packet for Prospective Applicants and the LOI form.

Please contact the Jewish Community Foundation before submitting a Letter of Intent.

Please Note: Letters of Intent requesting $25,000 or more will not be accepted without Foundation approval at least three weeks before submission of the Letter of Intent.

Grant Application Process:

For all proposals not submitted through the Foundation's “Small Grants” process, the Jewish Community Foundation conducts one grant cycle each year, which includes a two-step application process:

Step One – Letter of Intent: Any organization applying for a grant must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) online. The completed LOI form (found in Supporting Documents below) must be uploaded onto the online LOI form found on the How to Apply link below.

Step Two – Submission of Full Application: If the Foundation approves the Letter of Intent, the organization will be invited to submit a full grant application.

2018 Grant Cycle Timeline:

- November 1, 2017: Letters of Intent Due
- Late December: LOI Decisions Announced
- January 16, 2018 (by noon AZ time): Application Deadline (if invited to apply)
- February 2018: Presentations to the Foundation
- March 2018: Grant Decisions Announced

Click here for more information on how to apply:

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

If you are uncertain about your eligibility, please contact Sheryl Quen at or (480) 699-1717, ext. 1782.

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