Applying to the Mack Ness Fund
The current Keren Ness Fund LOI will identify organizations that offer compelling grant programs, that enhance economic and demographic growth in the Negev, with emphasis on innovative and collaborative efforts. If the LOI is approved by the Committee, these selected applicants will be invited to apply with a full grant application and may have a site visit by Committee members in February 2020.
A prospective grantee meeting will be held on September 26th, 2019 at 10:00 am for applicant questions at the Mack Ness Fund office, Kibbutz Shoval. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 054-6112275. Click here to register for the meeting.
Announcement of grant awards will be made on or before April 1, 2020.
The grant period is expected to be July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.
Organizations Submitting Proposals
Submitting organization should be experienced in economic development, the proposed methodologies, and working with the target audiences. The Mack Ness Fund seeks proposals that involve different funding bodies and Negev-based institutions as well as quasi-governmental or governmental bodies.
We encourage start-up programs, programs expanding in scale, and program expansion to the broad Negev region. Programs must be innovative. We encourage proposals submitted jointly by more than one organization. We do not fund ongoing activities of existing projects. Applicants will need to demonstrate their long-term vision for sustainability of the program, once Mack Ness funding ends.
Requirements for Funding
All organizations applying for funding must have registered Amuta status in Israel and must have Nihul Takin status with the Registrar of NGOs (Rasham HaAmutot).
The grant duration is one year. However, the Mack Ness Fund will consider funding for a second or third year, depending upon performance and growth potential.
Letter of Intent
Please submit a brief letter of intent by October 10, 2019, to email@example.com. Your letter should include all of the following information, in no more than two pages:
- Organization name and address
- Amuta status in Israel renewal date: ___
- Year established and current mission: Note the year established and summarize your organization's mission (2-3 sentences)
- Name of program for which you are requesting support
- Phase (select one): start up, scaling up, continuing to expand, working toward sustainability, other.
- What are the distinctive needs and/or issues that your program plans to address, and why is it unique, innovative, meaningful and groundbreaking?
- Description of the program, goals, and activities
- Description of target audiences and number of projected beneficiaries/program participants
- What are the specific goals for the project and how will these be measured? Please provide two measurable indicators that will be used in the evaluation process.
- What challenges do you foresee?
- Geographic focus: Which cities/towns/regional councils will be targeted?
- Partnership: Which organizations and/or municipalities are you planning to partner with on this project? Describe their roles and responsibilities.
- Reach: How will the project be marketed to both prospective participants and the communities as a whole?
- Timeline: What is the timeline of operation for this program?
- Budget: What is the program’s overall (full) budget and the specific request from the Mack Ness Fund and potentially leveraged funds (if relevant)? What is the parent organization's annual budget? Please list any other known or potential partners.
- Sustainability: What is your long-term vision for this project, and how will it continue when Mack Ness Fund seed funding ends?
WE DO NOT FUND:
- Children and youth programs
- Welfare programs
- Construction projects