Natan Fund, a NY-based giving circle, invites members of ROI Community who are spearheading groundbreaking initiatives around the world that create new access points to Jewish life to submit proposals for the Natan Grants for ROI Entrepreneurs grant opportunity. Applicants may apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $12,000.

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Supporting Global ROI Entrepreneurs

Applications for the 2019-2020 grant cycle will open in mid-October (2018). Click here to learn more about the Natan Fund.

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With this grant opportunity, Natan seeks to support individual social entrepreneurs, community builders and very early-stage programs that engage young Jews in Jewish religion, culture, and community in new and effective ways. In the coming year, Natan will be looking to support ROI Community member-led projects outside of North America and Israel.


Applicants for the 2019-2020 Natan Grant for ROI Entrepreneurs must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The applicant must be a member of ROI Community outside of Israel or North America.
  • The project must be in the early stages of program development.
  • The proposed project has substantive Jewish content and is intended to engage people (especially young and currently disengaged people) in Jewish life in new and creative ways.
  • The project has never received Natan funding before (with the exception of current Natan Grant for ROI Entrepreneurs grantees).
Past Grant Recipients

North America



  • Fabian Schamis (Uruguay): Nefesh
  • Magda Rubenfeld Koralewska (Poland): Beit Kraków
  • Paola Salem (Argentina): Judaic Tourism
  • Shoshana Bloom (UK): LivLuv
  • Sigalith Isaac Kurulkar (India): Limmud India 2014
  • Sonja Vilicic (Serbia): Haver Srbija
Additional Natan Fund Opportunities

Additional Natan Fund grant opportunities that may be of interest to ROIers include:

  • Jewish Connections: supporting innovative models for connecting people, especially disengaged Jews, to Jewish practices and experiences, Jewish culture and ideas, and Jewish networks and communities in North America.
  • Confronting Antisemitism: focusing on grassroots organizations that are addressing contemporary antisemitism in North America and Europe, including projects that bring together Jewish and other ethnic and religious communities and build awareness of Israel and the Jewish People’s complexity and diversity.
  • Jerusalem Grants: focusing on projects that are repurposing unused or under-utilized public and private spaces, taking a “placemaking” approach and bridging gaps, and increasing cultural competency between diverse communities in Jerusalem. These grants are available to members of Leichtag Foundation’s Jerusalem Model.

Click here to learn more about the Natan Fund and how to apply for the above opportunities.