The A M Foundation: New York and Tri-State Funders

OVERVIEW:  The A M Foundation funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes, particularly educational, religious and social service institutions.

IP TAKE: The foundation lacks transparency, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.

PROFILE: The A M Foundation was established in 2003. It was established by real estate owner Arthur Meisels and his wife Miriam, who are based in Brooklyn and keep a low profile. The foundation does not maintain a website, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. According to tax filings, the A M Foundation funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes, particularly educational, religious and social service institutions. The A M Foundation’s grantmaking has steadily funded Keren Habinyan Bais Rochel, a school in Brooklyn.

Grants range from $50 to $15,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away approximately $570,000. Past grantees include Congregation Atzei Chaim, Congregation Nachlei Emunah, Yeshiva Bais Hillel, Chaim Medical Resource, and Bais Chana Women International, a “Chabad non-profit organization that works to provide an environment for Jewish girls and women, ages 15 and up and from all backgrounds, to explore Jewish teachings and traditions.”

While the A M Foundation keeps a low profile, it does accept proposals. The foundation requires a letter stating the purpose of solicitation and any applicable brochures. The foundation does not cite any application deadlines or restrictions on awards.  

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CONTACT:

Arthur Meisels
290 Hewes St
Brooklyn, NY 11211