The Levi Lassen Foundation is offering grants to not-for-profit organizations which work to advance social and economic justice.
The Levi Lassen Foundation is an equity and philanthropy fund which was established in 1957 by Mr. Jacques Levi Lassen, a Dutch entrepreneur and industrialist in the fashion and real estate business.
Vision and Mission
- The Levi Lassen Foundation focuses on supporting Ethiopian-Israeli Girls and Women (ages 15 to 30).
- Levi Lassen also supports NGOs in Israel with a Dutch affiliation, with an emphasis on organizations that assist and care for elderly immigrants from Holland.
- They believe in an Israel where everyone participates in a shared and just society, predicated on the best values of equality, tolerance and social justice in a liberal democracy.
- Levi Lassen’s work in Israel began over 40 years ago. Levi Lassen is committed to helping Israel develop, grow and prosper through supporting programs committed to promoting a shared society.
- NGOs may apply for up to 15,000 Euro’s a year and may be given a grant for a period of one year. Grantees may apply for a renewal grant (subject to submitting an evaluation report which has to be approved by the foundation).
- The Levi Lassen Foundation will consider funding applications from NGOs and projects that fulfil the following criteria:
- NGOs that advance young Ethiopian-Israeli girls and women (ages 15-30), or specific projects that advance young Ethiopian-Israeli girls and women (ages 15-30)
- Dutch-Affliliated organizations in Israel. Especially those that provide support for elderly immigrants from Holland, such as nursing homes.
- The project must have synergy with the overall vision and mission of the NGO.
- The project (not necessarily the NGO) must be of grassroots nature.
- The project must have a down to earth impact and make a difference.
- NGOs must be able to demonstrate a stable, effective, creative and well-run organization, a sound financial status, and Nihul Takin. Startup NGOs may also apply without Nihul Takin.
- You may only submit one grant request per year.
- Individuals (including scholarships, food and equipment distribution to individuals)
- Projects with a political agenda and advocacy work
- Pure arts (e.g., music, dance, vocal, theatre, films, drawing, sculpture)
- Formal education
- Hospitals, medical treatment or equipment
- Projects geared towards special needs communities.
- Religious activity
- Academic research
- Universities and colleges
- Construction and renovation costs
- Municipalities and schools
- Trauma, post trauma, rehabilitation and emergencies
- Projects where the activity undertaken is clearly the responsibility of the government.
For more information, visit Levi Lassen Foundation.