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Grants to Israel and Europe Medical Institutions, Nonprofits,
and Social Institutions for Programs Serving Survivors of the Holocaust

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Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah (FMS) and Joint Distribution Committee

Deadline Date:

09/05/19 - For Medical-Social Programs and International Projects (in partnership with the Joint).


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Grants to Israel and Europe medical institutions, social institutions, associations, and nonprofit organizations for social and medical programs serving survivors of the Holocaust, with priority to Jewish victims from France. Applicants are required to contact Foundation staff regarding project eligibility prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support projects such as cultural activities and excursions, senior home care, long-term care facility programs, assistance for caregivers, and emergency assistance.

Funding supports specific projects already underway that benefit Holocaust survivors. Types of projects funded include:

- Enabling seniors to stay at home (home care, psychological support, volunteer programs, day centers, etc.)
- Strengthening social ties and fighting isolation (organizational activities, excursions, etc.)
- Improving living conditions in long-term care facilities and microsocial residences
- Supporting caregivers (advice, administrative aid, rest programs, etc.)
- One-time aid (emergency assistance, material aid)

In France, programs for survivors can be proposed by medical and social institutions (homecare or long-term care facility programs) or organizations (cultural activities and fighting the isolation of seniors). The Foundation also funds programs set up by charitable organizations to help survivors in Israel. For Europe, it has a partnership with the Joint Distribution Committee.

Projects must aim to provide support that meets the needs of Holocaust survivors or people affected by the Holocaust, including:

- As a priority, former Jewish deportees from France, their spouses, their children and persons who were orphaned as a result of the Holocaust,
- Jewish people who were interned in camps in metropolitan France and North Africa,
- Jewish people who lived in metropolitan France during the Second World War,
- Jewish people whose lives were in danger and who arrived in metropolitan France after the Liberation from territories occupied or administered by the Nazis or their allies,
- Other victims of anti-Semitic persecution during this period whose lives were in danger and who live in Central or Eastern Europe or in Israel,
- People who helped to save Jews, especially the Righteous Among the Nations.

Social workers have some leeway in assessing, on a case-by-case basis, the applicants’ needs and whether they meet the criteria of Holocaust survivor.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164270

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:

- In France: Medical and social institutions, associations and non-profit organizations
- In Israel: Social institutions and non-profit organizations
- In Europe: In consultation with the Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish social community institutions devoted to healthcare, psychological counseling and services for elderly people

The Foundation does not provide funding directly to individuals but through the intermediary of long-standing organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

The next closing date for Medical-Social Programs and International Projects (in partnership with the Joint) is
September 5th, 2019.

For Social Contact Programs and International Projects (Israel), the application dates are forthcoming.

Before applying, please read the complete procedure and contact the Foundation to make sure your project is eligible.

Barring exceptions, the Foundation announces its decision three to six months after receiving the complete application.

All applicants must conduct a search for co-funding.

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For additional information about Foundation areas and missions in meeting Holocaust survivors' needs:

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mrs Rachel Rimmer, Project Manager

Mrs Audrey Mayer, Assistant

Tel: +33 (0)1 53 42 63 23
Email: solidarité

Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah
10, avenue Percier
75008 Paris
Tél. 01 53 42 63 10

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.