Economic Development in Israel Grants
Natan’s 2017‐8 grant focus in Israel is Economic Development. Natan grants provide up to $50,000 to Israeli organizations developing innovative approaches to achieving social impact and economic growth. Natan is particularly interested in supporting the creation and expansion of scalable social businesses: high‐impact, smart initiatives with the potential to exert an economic multiplier effect on participants, geographic regions, and/or particular social issues.
The Natan Fund inspires young philanthropists to become actively engaged in Jewish giving by funding innovative projects that are shaping the Jewish future. Natan members pool their funds and bear the risks involved with supporting new and/or undiscovered ideas. They engage in a group educational process in order to fund innovative, creative, and socially meaningful projects, and they make all of Natan’s grant decisions collectively.
As part of restructuring Natan’s grant committees, focus areas and application process for the 2017-8 grant year, Natan will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry for the Economic Development in Israel grants, and will open the Letter of Inquiry process for other grant committees in October.