Donor: Moriah Fund
Application procedure: Letter of Inquiry
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 500$
Total available budget: 13.000.000$
Funding type: Grants, Loans
Maximum grant size: 2.000.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

The Moriah Fund was established in 1985 to perpetuate the lifelong philanthropic commitment of its founders, Robert and Clarence Efroymson. The Moriah Fund supports organisations working to establish a society in Israel based on principles of social justice and equality of rights and opportunities. Within this broad mandate, Moriah works with the Ethiopian community to enhance Ethiopian leadership, organizations, and education opportunities and Moriah focuses on equality for Arab citizens of Israel, with an emphasis on Bedouin and women. They also work with the New Israel Fund to support civil and human rights and to develop a diverse, empowered civil society.

Moriah provides funds for projects in Israel:

  • Promote democratic principles in Israel
  • Support access to high quality education
  • Promote human rights and social justice
  • Promote women’s rights and reproductive health

2) Eligibility

The Israel Program gives priority to grassroots and community-based organisations, advocacy activities, and the development of model programs that can affect national policies. Moriah does not provide support for individuals, private foundations, the arts, films or videos, medical research, lobbying or political campaigns.

3) Location

They work in Israel.

4) Budget

Their total annual grant budget is around $13,000,000 for an average of 200 grants ranging from $500-$2,000,000 (average grant size is $60,000). They are also making Program-Related Investments in the form of loans to communities.

5) Application

The Moriah Fund does not accept unsolicited proposals. First-time applicants to the Moriah Fund must submit a brief one page letter of inquiry. The letter of inquiry should include history, purpose and goals of the organization; amount of funding requested; purpose and activities of the project/program for which funds are requested; and total budget(s) of the organization and the project/program. Based on this letter, the Moriah Fund will determine whether to invite a full proposal, and will notify applicants as soon as practicable. The Moriah Fund board meets in May to consider proposals. Complete proposals must be received by March 1st to be considered. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the proposal will be accepted the next business day. Proposals to the Israel Program must be submitted on February 1st.

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