Grant Request Application

The Morris J. & Betty Kaplun Foundation makes small grants (usually between $1,000 and $5,000) to non-profits with varied missions, with special interest (but not exclusively) in organizations that have Jewish roots and constituencies in the United States and Israel, as well as worldwide, and that perform work in the areas of blindness and medical research, poverty, service learning and child welfare. Our goal is to support projects and work that would not otherwise be feasible. We fund ongoing general expenses as well as new initiatives. Because of the size of our grants, we typically do not give to large organizations, hospitals, museums, or to organizations with annual budgets substantially above $1 million or assets greater than $5 million.

The Foundation does not give to individuals, synagogues, churches or other institutions of worship. U.S. applicants must be 501(c)(3) non-profits. The Foundation, whose fiscal year ends August 31, does not give to the same organization more than once in any fiscal year.

Applying for a grant from the Kaplun Foundation Please include the following information with your grant application. You may download this application. We do not require a formal proposal, however, we welcome a short description of your organization and how you would use the grant money, as well as any literature you care to include with your application.

Our Address:

The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation
c/o Seligson, Rothman and Rothman
29 West 30th Street, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Required Information for Grant Applications
*Organization Name
* Email address
*Organization Address
*Website address
Purpose of organization
Mission statement, if the organization has one
*Contact person for this request, contact information, including email
Amount requested
Description of project/program for which you are seeking funds (if for general operations, please indicate)
Is the organization a 501(c)(3)?Yes    No
EIN #(for U.S. applicants)
Is your organization required to file an annual Form 990 or Form 990PF with the IRS?Yes    No
(Please attach your latest IRS Form 990 or Form 990PF OR fill in the information in the shaded area below)
Fiscal year ending
Monetary assets
Property, other non-monetary assets valued over $250,000
Annual budget
Fiscal Year Ending
Annual budget
Amount spent on salaries for employees and board members
List the title and salary of all employees paid over $75,000 per year by the organization
Amount spent on programming (dollar amount and percentage)
Percent of total annual expenditures
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