“It is our conviction that those who can, must participate to the fullest efforts to improve conditions for those less fortunate; we also demonstrate our belief that our grantees have the wisdom, dedication and creativity to make a difference.”

Mary Ann Stein, Founding President



Moriah seeks to address inequities in access to quality educational opportunities for at-risk students. Our grantmaking focuses on programs that support:

  • High quality educational opportunities
  • Children with learning differences
  • Greater understanding and dialogue

What we’re working on

Moriah is currently supporting programs that foster innovative approaches to teaching and learning, encourage connections between different student populations, support access to unbiased educational information and strengthen college and career readiness.



Moriah’s Israel program places an emphasis on strengthening democracy and supporting the development of Israeli organizations that promote:

  • Social justice and democracy
  • Civil rights
  • Educational and economic opportunities for the disadvantaged

What we’re working on

Moriah currently is focused on programs that support democratic ideals, build organizational and leadership capacity in the Ethiopian community and advocate for equitable treatment of Arab citizens.


Human Rights

The Moriah Fund has a strong commitment to human rights and funds a variety of human rights efforts throughout its program areas. For example, within the Israel program, we place an emphasis on the rights of Arab and Ethiopian citizens of Israel, and in the Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health program, we devote a portion of our grantmaking to organizations that integrate human rights strategies and mechanisms into efforts to promote women’s rights.

In addition, we make a small number of grants to support other human rights programs. Our major focus here is our support for the Fund for Global Human Rights, which is raising and directing funds to frontline, in-country human rights activists worldwide.


Women’s Rights & Reproductive Health

Moriah supports programs dedicated to promoting women’s and girls’ access to quality health care and reproductive services. In times when these basic rights are increasingly under attack here in the United States, advocacy and policy work is particularly critical. Our support includes funding programs working to ensure:

  • Access to quality care for women and girls
  • Women’s rights remain human rights
  • Legislative and judicial initiatives do not turn the clock back to a time before Roe v. Wade

Our Grants

Our grants help to promote democratic principles, support high-quality education and promote human rights for all.