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Institutional Grants Program: Shelter and Social Services

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits
for Social Services to Elderly Holocaust Survivors

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The Conference On Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit institutions to provide social services and shelter programs for elderly Holocaust survivors. Priorities include food programs, case management, homecare and housekeeping services, health and medical services, transportation, emergency assistance, socialization, and Israel-based healthcare institutions.

In evaluating social service applications, the staff looks at several items such as:
-The type and nature of the needs of the vulnerable Jewish Nazi victims in each country;
-The number of Jewish Nazi victims currently served by the organization;
-Unmet homecare needs of Jewish Nazi victims served by the organization or on a wait list for service;
-The level of government services and social safety nets;
-The availability of other resources (e.g., restitution, compensation, philanthropic and governmental);
-Types of services being provided;
-Track record of the organization if previous grants have been awarded;
-Reasonableness of the budget and the cost of providing services;
-Professional standards of organization (e.g., service delivery, budgets, results of audits, etc.).

In addition to the internal staff review, many projects are also assessed by outside professionals. Generally, capital investment projects in Israel are reviewed by an Israeli government-led committee known as the Inter-Institutional Committee. This Committee, which the Claims Conference was instrumental in creating, consists of representatives of the Ministries of Health, Welfare, and Finance; Eshel (Association for Planning and Development of Services for the Aged in Israel); Bituach Leumi (National Social Insurance System); the Claims Conference; and a representative of the Centre of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel.

The Committee makes recommendations concerning projects based on professional standards and the need for the project in the area, and ensures the financial commitment of government and public funds, thus enabling the Claims Conference to leverage its resources.

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GrantWatch ID#: 174361

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To receive funding from the Inter-Institutional Committee, each institution must be:
-Registered as a nonprofit entity;
-Licensed by the register of associations, i.e. that the institution is a public nonprofit organization with proper management;
-Licensed by the appropriate Ministry (e.g. Ministry of Health for nursing beds, skilled nursing beds and mentally frail beds or the Ministry of Welfare for frail beds);
-In compliance with a non-entrance fee policy.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are submitted for review to the Claims Conference on a semi-annual basis.

The deadlines are October 1 for a Spring decision and April 1 for a Fall decision.

If the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the application will be due the first business day immediately following the deadline date.

Application Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application for New Social Welfare Program – in Israel:

Application for New Social Welfare Program – Outside of Israel:

Renewal Application for Social Welfare Program – in Israel:

Renewal Application for Social Welfare Program – Outside of Israel:

Renewal Application for Social Welfare Program – GG Only Agencies – Outside of Israel:

Café Europa Programs for Jewish Nazi Victims:

If you have questions regarding any of the applications, please email:

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.
PO Box 1215
New York, NY 10113


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Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.