Israel Grants

Grants to Israel Nonprofits to Improve the Quality of
Life and End Poverty for Underprivileged Individuals

GrantWatch ID#: 175869
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix


03/01/17 12:00 PM

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Grants ranging between $2,500 - $20,000 to Israel nonprofits for programs that will enhance the quality of life for local underprivileged families and individuals. LOIs are due November 7. Programs should provide individuals with the necessary means to become self-reliant and break the cycle of poverty. Examples of eligible programs include vocational training, financial literacy and life skills.

Programs must be either a new program, a one-time endeavor, or a program expansion if the expansion is a significant new component to a well-established program.

$2,500 - $20,000

The Foundation will not fund multi-year grant requests.

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

- That Foundation staff, Jewish communal colleagues, board or grants committee members have volunteered with, visited, or have first-hand knowledge of OR that prior grant recipients have satisfactorily fulfilled reporting requirements;

- That have received certified proper management (“nihul takin”) from the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profit Organizations; and

- That are in good standing with a US-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization (PEF-Israel Endowment Funds, New Israel Fund, Jewish Federations of North America, “American Friends of,” etc.) that will serve as the fiscal agent.

Programs exclusively targeting individuals with special needs, and those serving children birth through age six are not eligible.

The Foundation does NOT fund:

- International organizations that are NOT in good standing with a US-based 501(c)(3) fiscal agent
- General operating support or general support for ongoing programs
- Capital, endowment, ongoing or other fundraising campaigns
- Equipment purchase to replace or upgrade equipment for an existing program, service or 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

Any organization interested in applying for a grant must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). The LOI is an informational proposal that allows the Foundation to determine basic eligibility and compliance with our funding priorities. LOIs can be submitted by email or by regular mail.

To be eligible for consideration during the next calendar year’s grant cycle, the LOI must arrive at the Foundation office no later than 4:00 PM on November 7th.

If the Grants Committee determines that an organization’s LOI meets the Foundation’s basic requirements, an invitation to proceed to the second step of the process — submission of a formal grant proposal — may be extended to the organization.

Although grants above $20,000 may on occasion be awarded, larger allocations are generally reserved for programs that will become an ongoing part of an organization’s work. Requests of $25,000 or more require permission from the Foundation prior to the submission of the Letter of Intent.

How to apply:

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

Please upload your LOI or email to

Sheryl Quen
Phone: (480) 699-1717, ext. 1402

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