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Jewish Education Program

Grants to Maryland Schools and Organizations
for Jewish Education Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Charles Crane Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/15/18 - For Jewish Education programs; Violence Prevention programs should be submitted by October 15, 2018.


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Grants to Maryland schools and organizations to fund Jewish education programs, services, and activities. Preference will be given to organizations providing services for the greater Baltimore area, however, outside applicants that provide unique services to the Baltimore area will also be considered.

Recipients of Crane Foundation Jewish education grants will be classified as either standing beneficiaries or temporary beneficiaries. This classification will determine the frequency of funding and relationship to the Foundation. See the Guidelines in Supporting Documents for details.

In addition to educational grants, the Foundation also accepts applications for violence prevention programs, which have a separate due date. See Pre-Application Information for details.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178110

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants to standing beneficiaries may increase or decrease from year to year subject to need and available resources.

Grants to temporary beneficiaries will usually be subject to decreasing amounts over the life of the grant unless they are specifically championed by one of the trustees.

Term of Contract:

Standing beneficiaries will be eligible to receive annual grants.

Temporary beneficiaries will be eligible to receive funding for up to three consecutive years, after which the recipient must take a one-year hiatus without any grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grantees will be limited to organizations located in Maryland, with preference to organizations located in greater Baltimore, unless the non-local requester provides unique services to the Baltimore Jewish community.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation devotes 70% to 80% of its funds to support Jewish education in Maryland, mostly in greater Baltimore, and 20% to 30% to encourage violence prevention programs to benefit Baltimore and Maryland youth.

The deadline for submitting a proposal for a Jewish education program is February 15, 2018. Applications for Violence Prevention are due October 15, 2018.

Grant applicants should apply via the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers Common Grant Application Format:

Or, the link to download the Common Grant Application can be found in Supporting Documents below.

The Foundation Board of Directors meets three to four times a year. The Foundation's standard procedure is to consider all proposals in a category at the meeting or meetings following the deadline and to make grants in each category after all proposals in that category have been reviewed. The board reserves the option to make grants at other times where there are extenuating circumstances.

About the Foundation:

Contact Information:

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

Mail applications to:

The Charles Crane Family Foundation
6225 Smith Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209-3600

For more information contact:
Laurence M. Katz, President
Phone: 410-358-0680

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Baltimore