The Righteous Persons Foundation is offering a grant program.
RFP supports efforts to build a vibrant, just, and inclusive Jewish community in the United States.
- Grants awarded by the Righteous Persons Foundation have ranged in amount from $5,000 to $150,000 per year.
- The majority of grants, however, have been between $50,000 to $100,000 per year.
What they Fund?
While past grants have been made in a number of areas, the Foundation is currently focused on organizations and projects that are national in scope and:
- Contribute to a fuller, more expansive Jewish Story by shining a light on the vibrancy, complexity, and diversity of Jewish life and the meaning it holds.
- Express the Jewish value of human dignity by building relationships across religious divides to reduce antisemitism and racialized hate.
- Strengthen faith-rooted moral leadership and advance social justice.
- The first step in applying for a grant from the Righteous Persons Foundation is to ensure your program’s eligibility. As a private foundation, foundation can only provide grants to 501©(3) organizations. If your organization does not have tax-exempt status, you can submit an application through a 501(c)(3) organization serving as your fiscal sponsor.
- While Foundation’s work always begins with the question What’s possible? Foundation knows that it is helpful to have a clear sense of its funding priorities before taking the time to create and submit an application. So Foundation has detailed some areas of focus below.
- Before diving deeper, please note that the Righteous Persons Foundation has limited funds and is unable to provide grants to all of the many worthy programs that are eligible and match its priorities; as a result, a small percentage of the LOIs foundation receives advance to the proposal stage.
What they don’t Fund
The Foundation does not fund the following types of organizations and initiatives:
- Those that are not national in scope.
- Programs or organizations that service individuals and communities outside of the United States.
- Direct aid to individuals.
- Individual synagogues or day schools.
- Conferences, seminars, and workshops.
- Capital and/or building campaigns.
- Scholarships and university programs.
- Fundraising events and/or mass mailings.
- Endowment funds.
- Support to cover an existing deficit.
In the rare case that RPF provides funding to establish an endowment, the Foundation prohibits any deduction from the endowment to cover overhead, indirect expenses, and/or administrative fees.
For more information, visit https://www.righteouspersons.org/letters-of-inquiry/