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.

An ambulance donated by the Kaplun Foundation,

An ambulance donated by the Kaplun Foundation,

Organization Details
Street Address *
Street Address
Grant Request
(if for general operations, please indicate)
Nonprofit Status
Is the organization a 501(c)(3)? *
(for US applicants)
Is your organization required to file an annual Form 990 or Form 990PF with the IRS? *
If you do not include a Form 990 or Form 990PF, please fill out the following information.
For fiscal year ending Monetary assets Property, other non-monetary assets valued over $250,000
Fiscal Year Ending Annual budget Amount spent on salaries for employees and board members List the title and salary of all employees paid over $100,000 per year by the organization Amount spent on programming (dollars and % of total annual expenditures)
If desired, you may link to shared files of additional information here, such as an annual report, fliers, or other material. While we welcome such materials, we recommend against including lengthy reports or other documents.