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Whom does Kohelet fund?

Grants are awarded to Jewish day schools of all denominations serving the greater Philadelphia region and classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Kohelet does not make grants to individuals or for-profit organizations.

What activities don’t you fund?

Unless part of a Kohelet-initiated program or by specific invitation, we will not consider requests from organizations outside the United States or for capital campaigns; debt reduction; or endowments.

Does Kohelet provide financial aid to individuals or fund academic pursuits?

We do not provide financial aid, fellowships, or travel grants to individuals.

How long does it take to receive a response from Kohelet
once I’ve submitted a letter of inquiry?

Reviewing and responding to a letter of inquiry normally takes about four weeks. Kohelet is committed to prompt response to all inquiries.

May an organization submit more than one request at a time?

Organizations are encouraged to prioritize their own needs before contacting Kohelet. However, Kohelet is open to receiving more than one request from eligible applicants. Each request that clearly advances the ability of the organization to meet the defined program priorities will be reviewed independently and evaluated on its own merits.

I’ve reviewed your Program Priorities and find that my project doesn’t fit with Kohelet’s current strategy. Do you have suggestions about where else I might look for funding?

The Foundation Center maintains a comprehensive listing of U.S. foundations and the areas they fund.