The Levinson Foundation is a Jewish family foundation incorporated in 1955 by Max Levinson, a Philadelphia businessman and philanthropist. We make grants to nonprofit organizations committed to developing a more just, caring, ecological and sustainable world. We seek people and organizations that combine idealism, dedication and genuine concern with rigorous analysis and strategic plans, and that foster a sense of social connection, mutual recognition and solidarity.
Our funding is distributed among three categories:
Environment: including Protection of Ecosystems and Biological Diversity; Alternative Energy and Conversion from the Oil Economy; Alternative Agriculture and Local Green Economic Development; Climate Change; and the Development of Environmental Movements.
Social: including the Promotion of a More Democratic, Equitable, Just and Rewarding Society, World Peace; Protection of Civil and Human Rights; Alternative Media, Arts and Education; Community-Based Economic Development; Youth Leadership; and Violence Prevention and Response.
Jewish/Israel: including Jewish Culture, Religion, and Spirituality; Yiddish; Building Jewish Community in the Diaspora; Jewish Organizations for Social Change; and Peace, Social, and Environmental Issues in Israel.
We accept proposals by invitation only. Grants are mostly in the $30,000 range. There are no deadlines. To determine eligibility please submit a Letter of Inquiry.