Prospective Grantees

If your organization is working to support older adults in one or more of our priority areas, we would love to hear from you.

COVID-19 Update

The Foundation is only accepting Letters of Inquiry from organizations that are providing direct services to older adults in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is not currently accepting Letters of Inquiry for funding for Capital Improvements, PPE, or COVID screening materials.

Eligibility & Process

To be considered for funding, organizations must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a nonprofit with a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status or have a fiscal sponsor that has a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status
  • Must be in operation for at least two years

Please note that The Sephardic Foundation on Aging does not support:

  • Individuals
  • Endowments
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Political Organizations/Action Groups
  • Debt reduction
  • Multi-year grant proposals

We ask all prospective grantees to first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) through our online application system. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Select applicants will then be invited to submit a full proposal.

Please note:

  • You will need to create a free Submittable account, or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials in order to submit an LOI.
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Required Documents

  • Most recent audited financial statements (or equivalent if a non-U.S. organization)
  • Most recently filed Form 990 (or equivalent if a non-U.S. organization)
  • Most recent IRS 501(c)3 Tax Determination Letter (or equivalent if a non-U.S. organization)
  • Current annual organizational budget and if applicable, a total Project Budget

Start the Application Process

We require all prospective grantees to first submit a Letter of Inquiry. Follow the link below to create an account and submit your letter.