We will not be holding an Israel Grants process in 2021. Please continue to check our website for updated grant information.

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

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 applications in 2021, 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, Senior Program Officer at shahn@jewishfoundationla.org.

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