For Grantseekers

Grants To Organizations In Israel
& The United States

The Hadassah Foundation awards grants in four categories to Israeli and U.S. organizations that work through a gender lens, that are creating social change and that strengthen the leadership capacity and role of self-identifying women and girls. If you represent an organization that meets the guidelines listed below and would like to be notified about funding opportunities, please sign up for our email list

We are accepting proposals for Core grants from U.S-based organizations through June 26, 2024. Learn more here.  

Our Approach

Recognizing that initiatives at different stages of maturity are all important to a healthy and growing field advancing gender equity, we make different types of grants tailored to differing needs. And we embrace trust-based philanthropy: awarding multi-year grants; providing general-operating, as well as project-based, support; and minimizing reporting requirements whenever possible so that our grantee organizations have more time and resources to devote to achieving their goals. Learn more.

Grant Categories

The Hadassah Foundation awards grants in four categories to gender-equity organizations in Israel and the United States.

Nonprofits can apply for either general-operating or project-based support. Each grant is $80,000 awarded over three years. We will announce Israel-based Core grant recipients in June 2024 and are accepting applications from U.S.-based organizations until June 26. Each year two Core grants are underwritten by the Andrea Silagi Fund for Education, Advocacy and Outreach. Meet our current Core grantee organizations. 

These allow for increased risk-taking and appropriately sized support for newer organizations that are meeting pressing and emergent needs. Each grant is $20,000 awarded over 18 months. Each year, one Spark grant is underwritten by the Julie Morris Ner Tamid Fund. We expect to award three Spark grants in 2024. Meet our current Spark grant recipients.

These exemplify the Foundation’s values of building partnerships and embodying trust-based philanthropy by offering longer-term funding to organizations that have a strong track record as Hadassah Foundation grant recipients. Each grant is $130,000 awarded over five years, and we expect to award one Visionary Partner grant in 2024. Meet our Visionary Partner grant recipients. 

These enable us to quickly provide funds to address time-sensitive activities and needs that arise. Each grant is up to $5,000 awarded in one payment. We expect to award four Discretionary grants in 2024. Meet our recent Discretionary grant recipients.

Eligibility

Organization Status: Applicants in Israel or their fiscal sponsors must have amutah or mossad tziburi status. Applicants in the United States or their fiscal sponsors must have 501(c)3 legal status.
Geography: Applicants in Israel must apply for funding for a program that takes place in Israel. Applicants in the United States must apply for a program that takes place in the United States.

Population: Programs in Israel may be directed toward all populations in Israel. Programs in the United States must have a portion of their programming directed to the Jewish community. Grants are awarded for programs that work with people of all ages.
Joint Projects: Organizations may apply independently or in collaboration.

We Do Not Fund

Capital campaigns, endowments, partisan political activities, direct services (exception is made for emergency grantmaking), individuals, or scholarships.

Process and Timetable

We are accepting proposals for Core grants from U.S.-based organizations through June 26, 2024. Download the RFP.

 

Our board of directors meets four times a year to vote on recommendations made by our grant committees, which are composed of current and past board members as well as staff.

 

We expect to announce 2024 Core Israel and Visionary Partner grant recipients in June 2024. We will vote on 2024 Core U.S. grants in October and on Spark grants in December.

 

To learn about funding opportunities and to be notified of our grant awards, please sign up for our email list. If there is no open request for proposals and you would like to share information about your organization, you are welcome to do so here.

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Grantmaking

Meet Our Grantees

Our grant recipients in Israel and the United States address a variety of issues affecting those who identify as women and girls. Learn about our current and past grant recipients. Read more

Our Story

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America established the Hadassah Foundation in 1998. Since then, we have awarded more than $10 million to almost 110 organizations. Learn about our history, our people, and more. Read more