Requesting a Foundation Search

The first and probably most crucial step in conducting a foundation search is to decide the specific project you wish to raise money for. We usually advise our clients to sit down and conduct a brainstorming session, thinking of at least six potential projects that would attract funding. (We've found that a little schnapps always helps the process!)

 

Once you've drawn up your list of projects, we will then sit down with you and help you decide which projects have the best chance of attracting the attention of the global foundations. Determining factors may include the type of impact your project will make as well as the specific areas it covers. Foundations are often interested in new and unique ideas.

 

The next step will be to draw up a Letter of Inquiry, known in the field as an LOI. Most foundations usually request an LOI before anything else. In addition to saving time for both the program officer and the grant seeker, an LOI helps you focus and clarify your goal. Typically an LOI will include the amount you are requesting, your goals, the need for your goals and your qualifications to achieve those goals. Sometimes an LOI will also include a budget.

 

Once the LOI has been written, we will then begin the foundation search. Taking anywhere between four to six hours, the foundation search utilizes both our in-house database, collated and developed over many years, as well as our subscription to Foundation Search, an online database providing information about thousands of foundations in the U.S, Canada, the U.K. and Australia.

 

A foundation search will delve into hundreds, sometimes thousands, of foundations, finding those foundations that match your needs and present a favorable chance of supporting your requests. You will receive the names of all the pertinent foundations in order of priority, all their contact information, details of the projects they support, application guidelines, limitations and deadlines, trustees and key contacts. Where applicable we will also include our insider information about the foundations.

 

After completing the search, we are also happy to contact the foundations on your behalf, briefly presenting your project and requesting that we submit an LOI. Should you wish to make use of this service, we will also follow up the LOI's once they've been sent, making sure they've been received and reached the right person. LOI's and proposals often get lost, especially in busy offices, making follow-up imperative.

 

A foundation search will open for your organization hundreds of new avenues and possibilities, providing untold benefits and opportunity.

 

מי אנחנו

Good News

 

Mazal tov to Atid Bamidbar upon receiving a grant from Help Jews Home, a Norwegian foundation, in
support of their programs for Russian-speaking Jews in the Negev.
Mazal tov to Atid Bamidbar upon receiving a grant of $6000 from the Harry Kramer Memorial Fund for the Merkaz Tzair program, now in its seventh year. Merkaz Tzair brings together young leaders from diverse backgrounds who are in pre-army programs in the Negev, to run a mutually rewarding program for both the young volunteers and the Ethiopian immigrant children and families in Beer Sheva absorption centers.
Congratulations to Bateva who just received a 100,000 NIS grant from the Joseph and Christina Kasierer Foundation for their project for integration of children with complex learning difficulties in Bateva schools.
"Congratulations to our client, the Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews, upon receiving a grant from
the Gimprich Family Foundation of $12,000 for their advocacy work on behalf of the Ethiopian community in Israel."
Congratulations to Campus Strauss Afikei Lomda upon receiving a $40,000 grant from the DM Foundation from scholarships for the Pre-Academic preparatory program for their Biotech and Optomitry Academic BA program for Haredi students.
Congratulations to our client, Campus Strauss Afikei Lomda upon receiving a grant from Check Point for
their Job placement center which assists Haredi students at the college as they go through the challenging process of joining the Israeli workforce.
We are thrilled to announce that our client Lomda has received two grants totalling $125,000 from the Russell Berrie Foundation for scholarships for Haredi women to participate in Lomda vocational training courses such as Medical Secretary Training, Video Editing, PC and Cellphone Repair, and App Development. Lomda's scholarship program enables Haredim from low-income backgrounds to pursue their desired vocations, paving the way to personal and financial success.
Congratulations to the Joint Council of Pre- Military Leadership Academies (JCM) upon receiving a $73,876 grant  from the Jewish  Federation of Greater Washington and the United Jewish Endowment Fund for its Meeting in One Land Program.
Congratulations to the Joint Council of Pre- Military Leadership Academies (JCM) upon receiving a $150,000 grant renewal  from UJA Federation of New York for its  Pre-Army Social Leadership Development Programs.
The National Union of Israeli Students (NUIS), was recently awarded a grant from the Fritz Naphtali Foundation in the amount of 10,000NIS for the "Re: Lod" project. University and college student volunteers move to Lod and dedicate themselves to remaking one of Israel's most challenged cities into an innovative model of civic engagement, seeking to transform the Israeli perception of the city, and rebranding it as an ideal location for young people to live and raise their families. The National Union of Israeli Students (NUIS) was also recently awarded a grant from the Abraham Gertzman Fund Committee through the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit in the amount of $25,000 for the "Re:Lod" project.
Congratulations to the Orthodox Scouts of Jaffa upon receiving a grant in the amount of $25,000 over a two year period from the Shirley and William Fleischer Family Foundation. Funding will support the professional leadership and the purchasing of musical instruments for the Interfaith Orchestra which celebrates Jaffa’s diversity and tolerance while developing the individual young person's musical skills and diminishing his or her potential for becoming a ‘youth at-risk’.
Mazal tov to Atid Bamidbar upon receiving a grant from Help Jews Home, a Norwegian foundation, in support of their programs for
Russian-speaking Jews in the Negev.
Mazal tov to Atid Bamidbar upon receiving a grant of $6000 from the Harry Kramer Memorial Fund for the Merkaz Tzair program,
now in its seventh year. Merkaz Tzair brings together young leaders from diverse backgrounds who are in pre-army programs in the Negev, to run a mutually rewarding program for both the young volunteers and the Ethiopian immigrant children and families in Beer Sheva absorption centers.
Congratulations to Bateva who just received a 100,000 NIS grant from the Joseph and Christina Kasierer Foundation for their project for integration of children with complex learning difficulties in Bateva schools.
Congratulations to our client, the Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews, upon receiving a grant from the Gimprich Family Foundation of $12,000 for their advocacy work on behalf of the Ethiopian community in Israel.
Congratulations to Campus Strauss Afikei Lomda upon receiving a $40,000 grant from the DM Foundation from scholarships for the Pre-Academic preparatory program for their Biotech and Optomitry Academic BA program for Haredi students.
Congratulations to our client, Campus Strauss Afikei Lomda upon receiving a grant from Check Point fortheir Job placement center which assists Haredi students at the college as they go through the challenging process of joining the Israeli workforce.
We are thrilled to announce that our client Lomda has received two grants totaling $125,000 from the Russell Berrie Foundation for scholarships for Haredi women to participate in Lomda vocational training courses such as Medical Secretary Training, Video Editing, PC and Cellphone Repair, and App Development. Lomda's scholarship program enables Haredim from low-income backgrounds to pursue their desired vocations, paving the way to personal and financial success.
Congratulations to the Joint Council of Pre- Military Leadership Academies (JCM) upon receiving a $73,876 grant  from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the United Jewish Endowment Fund for its Meeting in One Land Program.
Congratulations to the Joint Council of Pre- Military Leadership Academies (JCM) upon receiving a $150,000 grant renewal  from UJA Federation of New York for its  Pre-Army Social Leadership Development Programs.
The National Union of Israeli Students (NUIS), was recently awarded a grant from the Fritz Naphtali Foundation in the amount of 10,000NIS for the "Re: Lod" project. University and college student volunteers move to Lod and dedicate themselves to remaking one of Israel's most challenged cities into an innovative model of civic engagement, seeking to transform the Israeli perception of the city, and rebranding it as an ideal location for young people to live and raise their families.
The National Union of Israeli Students (NUIS) was also recently awarded a grant from the Abraham Gertzman Fund Committee through the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit in the amount of $25,000 for the "Re:Lod" project.
Congratulations to the Orthodox Scouts of Jaffa upon receiving a grant in the amount of $25,000 over a two year period from the Shirley and William Fleischer Family Foundation. Funding will support the professional leadership and the purchasing of musical instruments for the Interfaith Orchestra which celebrates Jaffa’s diversity and tolerance while developing the individual young person's musical skills and diminishing his or her potential for becoming a ‘youth at-risk’.

 

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