The 2017 Grant Cycle is now closed.
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What is an Israel Grant?

The Foundation's Israel grants support organizations whose programs predominantly benefit Jewish Israelis living in Israel, specifically in the following areas:

  • Economic Development and Self-Sufficiency

  • Pluralistic Jewish Identity

How much funding is available?

Grant awards generally range between $100,000 - $250,000 over a two to three-year grant period. Grants are approved and announced in October of each year.

How do I apply?

Please continue to check our website for information for how to apply for a 2018 Israel Grant.

For questions, please contact Sara Hahn, Program Officer at

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

The following is required of all applicants:

  • Organization is in possession of a Nihul Takin - Certificate of Proper Management.

  • Organization has a 501(c)(3) U.S. fiscal sponsor such as an "American Friends of" organization or nonprofit structured to serve as a fiscal sponsor, such as P.E.F. Israel Endowment.

  • If a prior Israel grantee, the grant period is complete prior to applying for another Israel Grant.

  • Organization demonstrates a sustainable funding approach that includes at least 3 distinct funding streams (e.g., government, foundation, individual) and does not rely too heavily on any one. We are interested in organizations that have obtained significant support from reputable and diverse funders, both inside and outside of Israel.

  • Organization has an operating budget that does not exceed $10 million.

Program Eligibility Criteria
  • Program has been in existence for a minimum of three years prior to applying for an Israel grant.

  • Organization has an annual program evaluation process in place (in-house or with an outside evaluator) and is able to provide specific evaluation results in its application.

  • Program predominantly benefits Jewish Israelis living in Israel.

  • For Economic Development/Self Sufficiency: Program includes one of: 1) job creation and/or job placement services; 2) business and/or financial literacy for underserved adults; 3) business and/or financial literacy for high school students.

  • For Jewish Identity: Program fosters a pluralistic Jewish identity through an increase in Jewish knowledge, cultural understanding, engagement and practice for all Jews.