Our Approach


Leichtag Foundation is committed to deepening, rather than solely broadening, our impact.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or proposals for funding. Potential grantees are formally invited to work with Foundation staff in preparing grant materials for proposal development and Board review. The Board relies upon staff to reach out to organizations to invite proposals and to manage the grantmaking process. If you are working with a Board member to submit a proposal, please contact a member of the Foundation’s staff at grants@leichtag.org.

As a learning foundation, we work continuously to identify potential grant applicants through due diligence procedures and will request proposals from a limited number of organizations that fall within the four focus areas. This applies to both the Expedited Grants Program and for grants over $50,000.

With this in mind, we are still interested in learning more about organizations and programs that may fit with the focus areas. Please carefully review the Foundation’s Strategic Framework and Funding Priorities.

Please note that Leichtag Foundation does not generally fund:

  • Individuals
  • Fundraising events
  • Political campaigns or lobbying activities
  • Endowments
  • Medical or scientific research
  • Individual synagogues or churches
  • Capital campaigns