Jewish Grants and Foundations

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Last Updated: March 3, 2021
Date Published: February 3, 2021

Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Testamentary Trust - Washington

The Alfred & Tillie Shemanski Trust was established in 1974 to: Improve the capacity of and cooperation among Jewish congregations in the City of Seattle, Washington; Support interfaith tolerance and understanding; Provide scholarship assistance, primarily to the University of Washington and Seattle University; Support and promote quality educational, human services, and health care; programming for economically disadvantaged individuals and families.

Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation - Maryland, Europe

The Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation was established in 1959 to perpetuate the philanthropic tradition of its founders, who were committed to the vitality of Baltimore’s cultural, educational, civic and Jewish communal institutions. Today, the Foundation continues our founders’ commitment to improve the lives of Baltimore residents by supporting efforts to improve quality public education, funding workforce development and job opportunity…

American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality…

Andrea And Charles Bronfman Philanthropies - Canada, Israel &US;

The Foundations associated with The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies for over twenty years have focused their philanthropic vision on making a difference in Canada, Israel, the United States and around the Jewish world. Ultimately, ACBP seeks to span the separations created by geography, culture, and the requirements of daily life with a bridge built on the willingness of individuals in search of community, identity, and meaning. We operate in a…

Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation is a broad–based funding foundation. However, areas of emphasis include Jewish causes, the indigent, the disenfranchised and the homeless. The Foundation meets on a quarterly basis, in the months of February, April, September and November. Areas of funding interest include educational opportunities, social services, health and mental health programs, medical research and housing. Their geographical preference is t…

Arie and Ida Crown Memorial

The Arie and Ida Crown Memorial (AICM) supports programs that offer opportunities to the disadvantaged, strengthens the bond of families, and improves the quality of people’s lives. As a general rule, the Foundation funds organizations that serve the greater Chicago area as well as organizations that serve the broader Jewish community.

Besen Family Foundation - Australia

The Besen Family Foundation has been established to build on the philanthropic tradition which was started by Eva and Marc Besen. This tradition has now evolved to encompass three broad areas through which the foundation can express its involvement and commitment: Arts and Culture, Health and Welfare and Jewish Interests. The foundation seeks to encourage, nurture and assist in both the maintaining and also developing of important programs and projects. It…

BJH Foundation

The BJH Foundation for Senior Services is a private foundation that was formed as a successor to the Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged (the “Home”), which was established in Clemmons, NC in 1962. Grants are awarded to meet a variety of physical, mental and social needs of Jewish seniors. The Foundation desires to support new innovative, community–based programs with an emphasis on special or unmet needs of seniors, particularly in areas where servi…

BJH Foundation - Jewish Seniors - North and South Carolina

The BJH Foundation for Senior Services is a private foundation that was formed as a successor to the Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged (the “Home”), which was established in Clemmons, NC in 1962. Grants are awarded to meet a variety of physical, mental and social needs of Jewish seniors. The Foundation desires to support new innovative, community–based programs with an emphasis on special or unmet needs of seniors, particularly in areas where servi…

Blumenthal Foundation

The Foundation considers grant requests, primarily in the Charlotte region and within the State of North Carolina, in the following areas: Arts and Science, Civic and Community, Education, Environment, Foundation Affiliates, Health, Jewish Institutions and Philanthropies, Religious and Interfaith, and Social Sciences.

Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation

The Foundation’s funding interests are in the areas of Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Hospitals, Jewish Causes and Social Welfare. Its grants are concentrated in Greater Boston area and Palm Beach County, Florida. The Foundation does not consider endowment requests nor does it accept unsolicited proposals. If an organization wishes to be considered for an Initiative’s RFP recipient list, it should call Foundation staff to discuss its wor…

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

The Foundation is dedicated to helping the Jewish people flourish by supporting programs throughout the world that spread the joy of Jewish living, giving and learning. In our hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, we are proud to support a wide array of programs for a small but vibrant Jewish community that has long been recognized for the quality of its leadership and the generosity of its members. We are also pleased to be able to provide funding to many local, n…

Charles Crane Family Foundation - Maryland

The Charles Crane Family Foundation devotes 70% to 80% of its remaining funds to support Jewish education in Maryland, mostly in greater Baltimore, and 20% to 30% to encourage violence prevention programs to benefit Baltimore and Maryland youth.

Charles H. Revson Foundation

The Charles H. Revson Foundation was founded in 1956 by Charles H. Revson, the founder of Revlon, Inc., as a vehicle for his charitable giving. Mr. Revson willed half his estate to the Foundation upon his death in 1975. With Mr. Revson’s giving as a guide, the board established four program areas: urban affairs (New York City), Jewish philanthropy and education, biomedical research and education.

Charles H. Revson Foundation - New York

The Charles H. Revson Foundation was founded in 1956 by Charles H. Revson, the founder of Revlon, Inc., as a vehicle for his charitable giving. Mr. Revson willed half his estate to the Foundation upon his death in 1975. With Mr. Revson’s giving as a guide, the board established four program areas: urban affairs (New York City), Jewish philanthropy and education, biomedical research and education.

Circle of Service Foundation

The Circle of Service Foundation supports great organizations to enhance community, opportunity and well–being. We make grants to a wide range of social–service organizations in and around Chicago, and we make targeted grants in the areas of Jewish Community, Education and Medical Research. Our Community Giving program supports organizations in Cook and Lake Counties, Illinois that help individuals become self–reliant or that help individ…

Circle of Service Foundation - Chicago

The Circle of Service Foundation supports great organizations to enhance community, opportunity and well–being. We make grants to a wide range of social–service organizations in and around Chicago, and we make targeted grants in the areas of Jewish Community, Education and Medical Research. Our Community Giving program supports organizations in Cook and Lake Counties, Illinois that help individuals become self–reliant or that help individ…

Covenant Foundation - Jewish Education

The Covenant Foundation recognizes the diversity of strengths within the field of Jewish education in North America, across all denominations and settings. By honoring outstanding Jewish educators and supporting creative approaches to programming, the Foundation works to strengthen educational endeavors that perpetuate the identity, continuity and heritage of the Jewish people.

Dorot Foundation - Rhode Island

The Foundation’s grantmaking demonstrates a commitment to the Jewish past, present and future by supporting activities in the areas of funding interest: Education, Cultural Institutions, Social Change in Israel, Community Fund.

Fishman Family Foundation

The Fishman Family Foundation is a private not–for–profit organization founded in 1997 as a long–term philanthropic program. The Foundation has been established with broad charitable purposes so that its grant making policies may always reflect the diverse interests of the Fishman Family. Currently the focus is on Jewish culture, education, and the arts.

Gaia Fund

The Gaia Fund is a San Francisco–based family foundation that began awarding charitable grants in 1995. It was established by Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger, who both serve as its sole trustees and set grantmaking priorities. The Fund considers grant requests that fall within the following broad programmatic areas: Environment, Jewish Life. Strongest preference is given to programs operating in the Bay area and Northern California.

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to assisting the poor, primarily through operating and capital grants to direct service organizations located in Baltimore, Hawaii, Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York, Israel and the Former Soviet Union. These grants are focused on meeting basic needs such as shelter, nutrition, health and socialization and on enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs. Within that focus, emphas…

Helen Bader Foundation

The Helen Bader Foundation, Inc. strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. The Foundation makes grants, convenes partners, and shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in key areas: Alzheimer’s & Aging, Early Childhood Development in Israel, Economic Development, Jewish Life and Learning, Youth Development, Community Initiatives & Directed Grants, Nonprofit Management,…

Helen Bader Foundation

The Helen Bader Foundation, Inc. strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. The Foundation makes grants, convenes partners, and shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in key areas: Alzheimer’s & Aging, Early Childhood Development in Israel, Economic Development, Jewish Life and Learning, Youth Development, Community Initiatives & Directed Grants, Nonprofit Management,…

Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation

The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation is particularly interested in programs that preserve and strengthen Jewish life and the Jewish People, provide access to and appreciation of performing arts, and enhance the well–being of families. Grants in the latter two categories are made primarily in Washington D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland. For grants serving the Jewish community, support may be provided to local, national, and/or inter…

Irvin Stern Foundation

Irvin Stern was a Chicago businessman who established a small charitable trust in 1957. At the time of his death, he left the administration of the Foundation to family members and charged them with helping programs that would benefit social service organizations, and enhance the welfare of Jewish communities. Today, the Foundation is guided by three generations of family members who serve as Trustees. They are committed to supporting innovative grass root…

Jack Miller Family Foundation

The Foundation generally funds organizations that serve the greater Chicago area, but the Foundation may also consider organizations that serve a broader community if there is a demonstrable compelling need. The Foundation generally supports organizations whose missions fall within the following program areas: Freedom Initiatives, Jewish Initiatives, Medical Initiatives, Community Initiatives. The Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited proposals…

Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation

The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation promotes social justice and human rights through its five program areas: Jewish life, strengthening Israeli democracy, health and mental health, educational opportunity, and human rights. Support is provided to organizations in the United States and abroad.

Winnick Family Foundation - Los Angeles & New York

The Winnick Family Foundation was founded by Karen and Gary Winnick in 1983. The Foundation focuses giving in the program areas of education, literacy, health care, art, culture, animal welfare and the needs of the worldwide Jewish community. The Foundation encourages project–specific programs but also selectively supports capital campaigns and unrestricted gifts to grantee organizations. There is a preference for projects in Los Angeles and New York…

Woldar Family Foundation - National Focus

The Woldar Family Foundation was established to create a legacy of giving from The Family to the greater community for the betterment of peoples’ lives. We fund selected charities with an emphasis on helping children, funding research for medical advancement, educational institutions and the care for the less fortunate. We keep an open scope in the charities we evaluate each year and strive to support the Jewish ideals of Tzedukah.

Zarrow Families Foundation - Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Zarrow families are committed to providing support for the disadvantaged (including mentally ill and mentally and physically challenged children, youth and adults and the homeless). They do this through providing educational opportunities, social services, health and mental health programs, medical research and housing. Their geographical preference is the Tulsa area, however, they give to Jewish causes all over the world.