Natan is now accepting applications in four program areas. All of the necessary information about applying can be found on the How to Apply and Frequently Asked Questions pages of the Natan website. Please make sure to read the Request for Proposals for whichever grant area you plan to apply for. All applicants must have operating budgets below $1.5 million.
- Natan’s Confronting Antisemitism grants support organizations that are addressing contemporary antisemitism in North America and Europe. Natan is particularly interested in promoting or catalyzing the creation of innovative, grassroots approaches to understanding and confronting antisemitism, including online harassment. Natan’s grants will support innovative nonprofit organizations that are developing scalable initiatives, particularly those that target influencers.
- Natan’s Jewish Connection grants support innovative models for connecting people, especially disengaged Jews in their 20s and 30s, to Jewish practices and experiences, Jewish culture and ideas, and Jewish networks and communities in North America. These grants are intended to shine a spotlight on new approaches or methodologies that are profoundly innovative. They support organizations that are focused as much on developing adaptable and replicable new models as they are on their own organizational needs, with the goal of generating systemic change.
- Natan is partnering with the Leichtag Foundation to expand its previous program of small grants for urban renewal in Jerusalem into a full-scale grant committee. Natan’s Jerusalem grants will support innovative grassroots initiatives led by members of the Jerusalem Model, a growing network of 200+ Jerusalem-based activists and social entrepreneurs.
- Natan makes small grants (between $5,000 and $12,000) to members of the ROI Community who are spearheading extremely early-stage, innovative projects that are creating new access points to Jewish life in communities around the world.
Confronting Antisemitism and Jewish Connection grants
Letters of Inquiry are due by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Natan will invite semi-finalists to complete Full Proposals (through the Amplifier Common Grant Application platform) in January 2018. Natan will then select finalists, who will be interviewed in April or May 2018. Applicants will be notified of their final status by June 30, 2018. The grant year runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
Proposals are due by 12:00 PM EST on Friday, January 5, 2018. Natan will select finalists and notify applicants of their status by mid February, 2018. Natan will interview finalists in Jerusalem in March 2018. Applicants will be notified of their final status by June 30, 2018. The grant year runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
Natan Grants for ROI Entrepreneurs
Proposals are due by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Finalists for Natan Grants for ROI Entrepreneurs will be interviewed in April or May 2018. Applicants will be notified of their final status by June 30, 2018. The grant year runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
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About Natan: Natan inspires young philanthropists to become actively engaged in building the Jewish future by giving collaboratively to cutting-edge initiatives in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world.
Natan is a giving circle – a grantmaking foundation where members pool their charitable contributions, set the group’s philanthropic strategy and agenda, and collectively award grants to emerging initiatives, working actively with their leaders to help them grow. Natan believes that educated, engaged, and entrepreneurial philanthropy can transform both givers and grant recipients.
Natan is especially interested in supporting entrepreneurial individuals, startups and fledgling organizations – catalyzing and supporting innovation that begins on the margins of the Jewish organizational world in order to develop new standalone organizations and to infuse innovative thinking into larger, legacy institutions.