Frankel Family Foundation Grants

Frankel Family Foundation

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Grant amount: US $15,000 - US $100,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:




The Frankel Family Foundation believes that all people should live in a world of equal opportunity and on a healthy, sustainable planet. We are dedicated to promoting a just society that protects the planet and its inhabitants.

Foundation Priority Areas

The Frankel Family Foundation supports organizations working in the environment. We are particularly interested in supporting organizations that are taking a leadership role in high impact grassroots organizing and advocacy to change government funding and policy in the United States in favor of sustainable energy and decreasing carbon emissions on a significant scale. The Frankel Family Foundation is deeply concerned about the changing climate conditions on our planet and the developed world’s dependence on fossil fuel as an energy source. The FFF believes we are at critical juncture in this impending crisis and that the United States can and should take a leadership role in the movement to decrease global carbon emissions.

The Foundation also invests in work that reflects the particular interests of individual board members. This includes a continued interest in supporting refugees around the world with an emphasis on advancing access to quality post-primary education and supporting youth development and mental health in the communities where Foundation Members live.

Because the Frankel Family Foundation is informed and inspired by Jewish values and the concept of “tzedak” meaning justice or what is right, we will continue to engage in “Jewish” giving, supporting organizations that inform and strengthen the Jewish community, combat anti-Semitism and hatred, and promote a democratic and peaceful Israel as a homeland for Jews and all who live there.

Award Information

The Frankel Family Foundation awards grants up to $100,000.  Multi-year requests will be considered when rationale is provided. The Frankel Family Foundation provides the following types of grants:

  • General Operating
  • Project or Program
  • Capacity Building
  • Capital Campaigns

The Frankel Family Foundation funds organizations working nationally rather than local efforts. We generally don’t support place-based environmental initiatives.

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  • Be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code or have a fiscal sponsor that has 501(c)(3) status and provides written authorization confirming its willingness to act as the fiscal sponsor.
  • The Frankel Family Foundation supports organizations working both domestically and internationally.
  • Engage in work that aligned with the Foundation's mission and priority areas:
    • Environment
    • Israel & Anti-Semitism
    • Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • On occasion, the Foundation may invite proposals from organizations working outside its stated priority areas.


  • The Frankel Family Foundation does not fund:
    • Campaigns to elect candidates for political office
    • Grants to individuals or non 501(c)(3) organizations
    • Debt reduction