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.

Current Grant Cycle

The Foundation’s Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process for grants related to Dementia Care and Brain Degenerative Diseases is currently open and will remain open until Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 5pm ET.

Select LOI applicants will be invited to submit a full application.  Grant awards are expected to be announced in late May 2023.

The next LOI process, with a focus on supporting programs and projects related to Combating Social Isolation of Older Adults Aging at Home, will open on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 9am ET and will remain open until Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 5pm ET.  Select LOI applicants will be invited to submit a full application.  Grant awards are expected to be announced in late September 2023.

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.  Select LOI applicants will then be invited to submit a full grant application.

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.
  • Please be sure to use an email address for the account to which the applicant organization will maintain access. We will use Submittable to communicate with applicants and grantees. If you use a consultant to assist with applications please ensure that you have access to the account along with the consultant.
  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the LOI at a later date.
  • If anything changes with the information you submitted, please request to edit the submission.
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  • Check out the Submitter Resource Center or reach out to Submittable's Customer Support team with any technical questions at support@submittable.com

Required Documents for Grant Applications

  • Applicant's most recent audited financial statements (or that of the fiscal sponsor if applicant is a non-U.S. organization)
  • Applicant's most recently filed Form 990 (or that of the fiscal sponsor if applicant is a non-U.S. organization)
  • Most recent IRS 501(c)3 Tax Determination Letter (or that of the fiscal sponsor if applicant is a non-U.S. organization)
  • Applicant's current annual organizational budget and if applicable, Applicant's 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.