Funding Guidelines

SVF uses a variety of general and context-specific guidelines to support our grant making.  Among the funding opportunities we seek are ones that:

  • Help build and expand the network of Jews and Arabs that work to enhance shared society
  • Take a strategic, long-term perspective, with a focus on system-wide impacts
  • Have the potential to replicate or scale regionally or nationally
  • Utilize cross cutting, holistic, multi-stakeholder approaches to solving problems
  • Represent a mix of small entrepreneurial efforts, grassroots organizations and larger well- established organizations
  • Support organizations that maintain staff and board diversity including Jewish/Arab co-leadership.
  • Have the capacity to access, leverage and encourage government and philanthropic matching funds when available
  • May involve a degree of risk in order to help launch new models  
  • Enhance shared learning and collaboration within our grantor and grantee communities

Additionally, SVF maintains active partnerships with the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues (IATF) in order to support our mutual efforts to expand philanthropic support for shared society in Israel.

Please note, SVF will not consider grants to organizations that engage in political activity (such as supporting or opposing candidates for political office). Learn more.