The Morris J. and Betty
Kaplun Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our
Jewish heritage, reflect on our Jewish values, and better understand
our contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the
Foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to both junior high
and high school students. The Foundation also issues grants to a
wide variety of educational, scientific and charitable institutions
whose humanitarian goals are in keeping with the objectives of the
Foundation. The Foundation does not, however, honor individual
requests for assistance.
Established in 1955, the Morris J.
and Betty Kaplun Foundation, is a non-profit philanthropic
organization underscoring the eleemosynary, humanitarian and Jewish
concerns of its founders, Morris J. and Betty Kaplun. The Kapluns,
who were refugees from Nazi persecution, dedicated their lives to a
variety of philanthropic causes. The Foundation endeavors to
continue their good work.