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Application Procedures
Proposal Checklist

Application Procedures

The Moriah Fund does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Initial Approach—Letter of Inquiry

First-time applicants to the Moriah Fund must submit a short one page letter of inquiry. Letters of inquiry are reviewed throughout the year. The letter of inquiry should include history, purpose and goals of the organization; amount of funding requested; purpose and activities of the project/program for which funds are requested; and total budget(s) of the organization and the project/program. Based on this letter, the Moriah Fund staff will decide whether to invite a full proposal, and will notify applicants as soon as possible.

Proposal Deadlines

The Moriah Fund program board meets twice a year to consider proposals. Complete proposals must be received by March 1st to be considered for the spring grant cycle (May) and by September 1st to be considered for the fall grant cycle (November). If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the proposal will be accepted the next business day. Proposals to the Israel Program must be submitted earlier. Applications for the spring grant cycle are due on February 1st and applications for the fall grant cycle are due on July 1st.

Required Information 

Proposals should follow the Moriah Fund's Application Guidelines and must include all information requested. There are two sets of application guidelines, one for returning grantees and one for new grantees. Application guidelines differ depending on if you are applying for a project or general support grant and by the amount of money being requested. Current grantees must include a brief progress report on their existing grants. Progress report guidelines are included in the application guidelines for grant renewals.

We encourage proposal (and other) submissions on non-chlorine bleached recycled paper, using both sides. Please send only one copy of the proposal and supporting material and either email or mail in your application. For local programs in the District of Columbia, the Moriah Fund will accept the Washington Regional Association of Grantmaker's Common Grant Application but it must include all the information requested in our guidelines.

Funding Limitations

Funding is limited to areas described in our program guidelines. Moriah does not provide support for individuals, private foundations, the arts, medical research, lobbying or political campaigns, or non-U.S. organizations.

Mailing Address

Letters of inquiry and proposals should be sent to the Washington, D.C. office at:
One Farragut Square South
1634 I Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20006-4003

Email Addresses

For Letters of Inquiry: inquiry@moriahfund.org
For Proposals: proposals@moriahfund.org

For Reports: reports@moriahfund.org



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