Dorothy and Jack Bender, Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen, and Minnie and Abraham Kay aboard ship en route to Israel in the late 1950s.
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NNCF focuses its grants primarily on organizations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and in Israel and the Middle East.

Timetable for Grant Review

Organizations that have received Foundation grants in the previous year are invited to apply through the competitive grants process according to the timetable below:

Type of organization Proposal Due Final Notification
Reproductive Health/Environment/
Philanthropic Support
July 31 September
Human Services/Local Civic Affairs October 15 December
National Civic Engagement January 15 March
Israel/Jewish April 30 June

All deadlines are postmark deadlines. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the postmark deadline is the following business day.

Due to our limited staff, we are unable to accept proposals by email, fax, Federal Express, or messenger.

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