PROVIDENCE – Are you affiliated with a Jewish nonprofit organization in need of grant funds? If so, please consider submitting a grant request to the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation, the Gertrude N. and Seebert J. Goldowsky Foundation or the Pearle W. and Martin M. Silverstein Foundation.
Established in 2005 through the estates of the late Helene and Bertram Bernhardt, the Bernhardt Foundation’s mission is to support nonprofit organizations, with a specific preference given to Jewish nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island, and to nonprofit organizations that Helene and Bertram Bernhardt supported during their lives. The Foundation also distributes a limited number of small grants (up to $250) to local charities that support the broader community.
Since its founding, the Bernhardt Foundation has distributed more than $5 million to such nonprofit organizations as Temple Beth-El, the Jewish Alliance of Greater RI, Jewish Collaborative Services, Brown RISD Hillel, Hillel at the University of RI and The Miriam Hospital, as well as to many other agencies. Many of these grants support new initiatives and individual projects that are unable to attract support from more traditional funding sources.
The Goldowsky Foundation was established in 2006 through the estates of Gertrude N. and Seebert J. Goldowsky. Its mission is to support nonprofit organizations, with consideration given to those supported by the Goldowskys during their lifetimes, and with a focus on the local Jewish community, education, medicine, public health and history. After allocating funds to core agencies, the Goldowsky Foundation seeks to award grants between $250 and $1,000 to advance these funding priorities.
The Silverstein Foundation was established in 1989 through the estates of Pearle W. and Martin M. Silverstein. Its mission is to support nonprofit organizations, with consideration given to those supported by the Silversteins during their lifetimes, and with a focus on the local Jewish community, education, the arts and social justice. After allocating funds to core agencies, the Silverstein Foundation seeks to award grants between $250 and $500 to advance these funding priorities.
To receive the application forms and funding guidelines, contact Samuel Zurier, secretary of these Foundations, at 55 Dorrance St., Suite 400, Providence, RI 02903 or email@example.com or at 401-861-0200.
The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 1, 2020.