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.

Spring 2021 Grant Cycle

The Foundation’s Spring 2021 Grant Cycle is currently open.

While we welcome Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for all types of grant requests, the Spring 2021 Grant Cycle will focus on projects related to:

  • Dementia Care/Brain Degenerative Diseases
    • The Foundation is interested in funding programs for Jewish older adults with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases (and other brain degenerative diseases) as well as programs that provide education and support for familial caregivers.
  • Rehabilitation
    • The Foundation is interested in funding services and programs that assist Jewish older adults to regain mobility and independence.

Spring Grant Cycle LOI's are due by May 3, 2021!

Please check back soon for our Summer 2021 Grant Cycle Priorities.

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.
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Required Documents for Grant Applications

  • 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.