Applications for 2020 Israel Grants are by invitation only.

In light of COVID-19, we are reorienting our 2020 Israel Grants process to support the organizational sustainability of our current and former grantees who meet certain specifications and criteria. We recognize that many amutot (nonprofit organizations in Israel) are facing unprecedented financial challenges and that our grantmaking must address new and evolving needs resulting from the crisis.

Organizations invited to submit applications will receive instructions directly from Foundation staff in late Fall 2020.

The Foundation seeks to support meaningful initiatives that embrace Israel’s vibrant, diverse landscape and create significant impact on Israeli society. Our past grants have focused on:

  • Economic Development: Project uses innovative techniques to improve the well-being of one or more vulnerable populations by providing access to opportunities for economic growth.
  • Jewish Identity: Project fosters Jewish identity through an increase in Jewish knowledge, cultural understanding, engagement and practice for all Jews. The Foundation is particularly interested in pluralistic programs that bring cross-sectors of Jews together.

Although we are not accepting unsolicited applications in 2020, we welcome the opportunity to learn more about organizations working in Economic Development and Jewish Identity, for the purposes of future invitations or for sharing with our donor community when appropriate. Please feel free to send materials about your organization electronically to Sara Hahn, Program Officer at shahn@jewishfoundationla.org.

See our Israel Grant Brochure for a list of previous Israel Grant recipients.