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Levi Lassen Foundation Grant

Grants to Israel Nonprofits to Encourage Dialogue
Between Different Groups in Israeli Society

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Grants of up to 25,000 Euros per year to Israel nonprofits for projects that will encourage equal opportunities for all sectors of Israeli society. LOIs are due July 26, 2018. Eligible projects may facilitate dialogue between groups of different backgrounds or engage marginalized and underrepresented populations.

2018 Grant Award Focus: Shared Israeli Society
Shared society is one in which all individuals and constituent groups hold status as equally contributing participants, free to express their differences while integrating their voices within broader population. It respects everyone’s dignity and human rights while providing every individual with equal opportunity (from World Leadership Alliance, Club the Madrid). Examples of organizational activity aimed at a shared Israeli society include:
- Projects and programs which create dialogue between Jews and Arabs, religious and secular, and other communities that differ from each other
- Projects and programs which establish cooperation between civic and community bodies as a way to advance mutual understanding and action among citizens
- Projects and programs that actively engage underrepresented and marginalized communities and populations across Israel

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GrantWatch ID#: 179160

Estimated Size of Grant:

Levi Lassen Foundation grants are up to 25,000 Euros a year.

Term of Contract:

Grants are given for a period of one year. Grantees may apply for a renewal grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations officially registered as non-profits in Israel (amutot, community interest companies, and charities) with valid authorization of non-profit status (rishum amuta), proper management certificate (nihul takin) and valid certification from tax and VAT authorities (Ishur nihul sfarim ve nikuy mas) may apply.

Start up NGO’s don’t need nihul takin.

Projects must be held in Israel for Israeli residents only.

The Levi Lassen Foundation will consider funding applications from NGOs and projects that fulfill the following criteria:

- NGOs focused on and committed to a shared Israeli society, that run specific programs where people from different "tribes", backgrounds and/or beliefs work together to advance joint living, inclusion, discourse, cooperation, mutual understanding and tolerance and/or combat polarization, racism, discrimination, hatred, prejudice and division.

- NGO's must be of grassroots nature.

The Foundation does not, as a rule, fund the following
- Individuals (including scholarships, food, and equipment distribution to individuals)
- Projects with a political agenda and advocacy work
- Pure arts (e.g., music, dance, vocal, theatre, films, drawing, sculpture)
- Formal education
- Hospitals, medical treatment or equipment
- Individuals with special needs
- Religious activity
- Academic research
- Universities and colleges
- Construction and renovation costs
- Municipalities and schools
- Trauma, post trauma, rehabilitation, and emergencies
- Projects where the activity undertaken is clearly the responsibility of the government

Pre-Application Information:

There is a two-stage application process. Applications must be submitted online. You need to register once. After registration, you can manage your applications and correspondence online.

Applying works as follows: First, you submit a Stage 1- LOI (Letter of Intent), and if approved, you will be invited to submit a Stage 2- full proposal.

The new date for the next committee meeting is September 27, 2018. The deadline for the Stage 1 application is July 26. If you have been accepted to Stage 2, the deadline for this Stage 2 full application is August 16, 2018.

Two weeks after the grants committee meeting, all applicants will receive notice by email.

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Contact Information:

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

Complete the on-line Stage 1 form:

Stichting Levi Lassen
Phone: (+)31 (0)70 365 39 30

Mr. Hannan Serphos, Representative in Israel

Phone: (+) 972 89 26 34 22
Mobile: (+) 972 52 53 45 956
Fax: (+) 972 89 26 34 22

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