General Grant Cycle-2020-2021
The grant period is June 1, 2021- May 31, 2022.
Letter of Intent (LOI) Application Deadline: October 29, 2020.
Responses to LOI: November 30, 2020.
Full Application Deadline: December 29, 2020.
Grant award announcement: on or before May 1, 2021.
The current Keren Ness Fund LOI will identify organizations that offer compelling grant programs that enhance economic and demographic growth in the Negev. The Committee will favor applications that emphasize innovative and collaborative efforts with specific partners and a clear plan for implementation. If the LOI is approved by the Committee, these selected applicants will be invited to apply with a full grant application. These applicants may have a virtual site visit and a zoom presentation in front of Ness Committee members in March 2021 before the Committee will make their final selection.
A prospective grantee zoom meeting will be held on September 30th, 2020 at 10:00 am for applicant questions.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 054-6112275.
Organizations Submitting Proposals
The Mack Ness Fund seeks proposals from Negev-based non-profit institutions with a clear vison for promoting one aspect of economic development that will grow and enhance the quality of life of the region’s population.
The submitting organization should be experienced in economic development, know the types of strategies and methodologies to be employed, changes that will be made, target population that will benefit, and range of partners to be associated with the initiative, that includes municipal leaders, quasi-governmental or governmental bodies and other key leaders in the community. The Ness Committee will highly consider the lead individual who will be responsible for the project, seeking leadership and visionary skills as well as ability to complete the work associated with the proposed effort.
We encourage start-up programs, programs expanding in scale, to benefit the broad Negev region. Programs must be innovative and address the complex ecosystem related to the issue.
While the Fund may permit the applicant to apply for a second or third year to expand these efforts, after that time the applicant will need to demonstrate their plan for sustainability of the program, once Mack Ness funding ends.
We encourage proposals to be collaborating with more than one organization and have a clear plan as to the roles of the partner organizations.
We encourage the applicant to be leveraging funding from different funding sources.
We do not fund ongoing activities of existing projects.
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 29, 2020, 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 long-term vision of your proposed initiative, three specific goals of changes to be made or opportunities to pursue with anticipated results, and activities that will occur to pursue these goals
- Description of target audiences and number of projected beneficiaries/program participants.
- How will you measure your progress? Please provide two-three measurable indicators that will be used in the evaluation process for each goal.
- 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.
- Vision: What is your long-term vision for this initiative and how you will sustain it?
WE DO NOT FUND:
- Children and youth programs
- Welfare programs
- Construction projects