In light of COVID-19, we are postponing our 2020 grants processes so that we may respond to changing needs during this challenging time. We appreciate your understanding and support.


Organizations invited to submit applications will receive instructions directly from Foundation staff.

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

  • 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.

In 2019, The Foundation’s lay leaders and staff undertook a reflective planning process to determine how best to leverage our resources for greatest impact in Israel in the years to come. This process included extensive research, meetings, and discussions with amutot (nonprofit organizations in Israel), foundations, philanthropists, and strategists, both in the U.S. and in Israel.

Based on our findings we have invited organizations that best meet our criteria to apply. The Foundation receives considerably more requests for funding than we can support, and we regret that we are not able to extend an invitation to more organizations this year.

Although our 2020 invitation process is now closed, 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

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