Giving in Israel: Guidelines

The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation will consider requests serving the needs of the following communities:

  • Children, youth, and adults with mental and/or physical challenges
  • Homeless children, youth, and adults
  • Physically & mentally abused Women/Girls

Please note that the Foundation will not consider funding requests for programs serving “at-risk youth” or towards programs in youth villages or boarding schools.

The Foundation will consider funding requests for program activities or equipment purchase, as well as renovation and refurbishment needs. The Foundation will not consider grant requests for operating budgets.

Review and Approval Process

A letter of inquiry (2 pages + attachments) should be sent (in English) via email to the Zarrow Foundations’ representative in Israel, Natan Golan. The letter should include background information on your organization, brief details of the project/program, the projected impact and outcome of your project or program, a budget summary, lists of board members and senior staff at your organization, and details of a contact person for the request.

Required attachments must be included with the letter of inquiry (for Israeli funding requests):

  • The name and address of your organization’s US funding conduit classified as a 501(c)(3) organization ( i.e. PEF; American Friends etc.)
  • A copy of your Israeli Charity Certification – “Teudat Amuta”
  • A copy of your organization’s Fiscal Management Certification – “Nihul Takin”
  • A listing of your Board of Directors and Philanthropic Funders (past & present)
  • Latest Annual Budget for your organization – including Actual Expenditures vs. Budget – “Doch Revach V’hefsed”

Upon his initial review of the letter of inquiry and approval, Mr. Golan will contact you with specific guidelines for the formal application process. There is a unique, web-based application that must be used for Israeli requests, which is only available from Mr. Golan.

Although the Foundation board meets several times during the year, there can be no assurances that your formal funding request will be reviewed for final approval on any particular date.

All funding decisions from the Foundation board will be communicated to the contact person at your organization by Mr. Golan. Any follow-up inquiries or additional requests should be made to Mr. Golan via email.


Our official representative in Israel is Mr. Natan Golan.  All correspondence and funding requests should be submitted to him. Please refrain from contacting the Zarrow office in Tulsa, OK, USA on any matter related to funding in Israel.

Geographical Preference

Priority will be given to projects and programs serving the specified communities in the peripheral regions of Israel, i.e. the Galilee (north of Haifa-Tiberias) and the Negev (south of Be’er Sheva-Ashdod.)

Matching Grants

The Foundation will only consider projects and programs that have secured matching funds from governmental and/or other philanthropic sources. We will only consider funding up to 50% of the total project or program budget.

Multi-Year Grants

A multi-year grant will only be considered following successful completion and evaluation of a first year of funding from The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation.