Our Application Process

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.