APPLYING FOR A GRANT
The Morris J. & Betty Kaplun Foundation awards small grants—usually between $1,000 and $5,000—to nonprofits with varied missions, including, but not exclusively, organizations that perform work in the areas of blindness and medical research, service learning and child welfare, as well as organizations that have Jewish roots and/or constituencies in the United States and Israel.
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) nonprofits. Foreign applicants must have an affiliate organization (IRS qualified organization) in the United States. The Foundation does not give to the same organization more than once in any fiscal year, which ends August 31.
Applying for a grant from the Kaplun Foundation
All applicants are requested to submit an online application. No formal proposal is required, however we encourage 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.
You may include PDFs and other attachments with your application. Please include these as shared links to files on a cloud service like Dropbox or Google Drive where prompted.