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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Promote Justice, Inclusiveness, and Vibrancy in Jewish Communities

Righteous Persons Foundation (RPF) Grant


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Important Dates
Deadline: 08/11/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to promote justice, inclusiveness, and vibrancy in Jewish communities throughout the country. Funding may be requested for general operating support as well as for programmatic support. Occasionally, the Foundation will support Jewish film projects.

For more than two decades, RPF has funded innovative approaches that inspire activism for social justice, help bring people together across lines of difference; unlock the power of art and storytelling; make Jewish history and tradition more accessible; and ensure that the moral lessons of the Holocaust are not forgotten.

Guided by the belief that the 3,500-year-old Jewish Story has resonance today, RPF supports efforts to build a vibrant, just, and inclusive Jewish community in the United States. While past grants have been made in a number of areas, the Foundation is currently focused on organizations and projects that are national in scope and:

  • Contribute to a fuller, more expansive Jewish Story by shining a light on the vibrancy, complexity, and diversity of Jewish life and the meaning it holds
  • Express the Jewish value of human dignity by building relationships across religious divides to reduce antisemitism and racialized hate
  • Strengthen faith-rooted moral leadership and advance social justice

Film Submissions: RPF occasionally provides direct support for Jewish film projects. RPF considers films for grants only when a work tape is available for viewing and the film is near completion or is already completed.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Only organizations with 501(c)3 status and organizations that have secured fiscal sponsors are eligible to receive funding from RPF.

The Foundation does not fund the following types of organizations and initiatives:
- Those that are not national in scope
- Programs or organizations that service individuals and communities outside of the United States
- Direct aid to individuals
- Individual synagogues or day schools
- Conferences, seminars, and workshops
- Capital and/or building campaigns
- Scholarships and university programs
- Fundraising events and/or mass mailings
- Endowment funds
- Support to cover an existing deficit

In the rare case that RPF provides funding to establish an endowment, the Foundation prohibits any deduction from the endowment to cover overhead, indirect expenses, and/or administrative fees.

Film Submissions: Righteous Persons Foundation does not accept any materials related to Mr. Spielberg’s work as a director and producer, even for topics that may be related to RPF's grantmaking.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline to submit an LOI for a fall 2023 grant is August 11, 2023.

LOIs are accepted twice annually, usually in January/February (for consideration for a spring grant) and then again in July/August (for consideration for a fall grant).

Full proposals are requested by invitation only. If the Foundation requests a proposal based upon your initial submission of a letter of inquiry, you will be contacted by a representative of the Foundation and supplied with an outline detailing what information is required.

Letters of Inquiry:
Full Proposals:
Film Submissions:

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants awarded by the Righteous Persons Foundation have ranged in amount from $5,000 to $150,000 per year. The majority of grants, however, have been between $50,000 to $100,000 per year.

Contact Information
Please send LOIs via e-mail to

For questions, contact the Foundation at the above email address.

310-314-8396 Fax

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