Our Application Process

COVID-19 Response

During this unprecedented time, the Funds are focusing on our grantees and other partners in our Baltimore and Israel portfolios.  The staff is working remotely and has access to their voice mail and email. We are in the process of formulating our Covid-19 response and will post additional information as it becomes available. For our current grantees, please be in touch with your main point of contact if you have any questions or concerns. If you have reached out to us and have not received a response, we will reply as soon as possible. If you have any other questions, please contact info@magnajm.com.

We hope all of you stay well. 

Striving to fulfill the Jewish commitment to tzedakah, we choose to fund organizations working to sustain middle neighborhoods and the fabric of life in Baltimore City, and the Jewish community locally and in Israel.

Because of the particular focus and approach of our grantmaking, we do not accept unsolicited Letters of Inquiry or Grant Applications. If you believe your organization falls within our focus areas and would like to make us aware of your work, please contact Misty Gibson, Director of Grants and Programs.

The application process begins with our staff requesting a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). After review of the LOI, our grantmaking committee may request a full Grant Application. If a Grant Application is approved, you will receive a formal Grant Award Letter and Grant Agreement.

LOIs and Grant Applications are reviewed throughout the year.

Our grants do not exceed 10% of an organization’s total annual operating budget. We provide the following types of support to 501(c)3 organizations or Israel Amutas:

  • general operating support,
  • programmatic support,
  • capital funding for projects bearing the Meyerhoff name,
  • capacity building, and
  • challenge grants.

We do not provide grants for: 

  • individuals,
  • deficit financing,
  • galas, special events, or advertising space in event programs,
  • health related initiatives,
  • Jewish and non-Jewish national initiatives, and/or
  • political activities.