Moses Feldman Family Foundation: Grants for Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Moses Feldman Foundation’s conservation grants focus on related efforts in the northeastern region of the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder typically awards grants to support general operating costs.

PROFILE: Jacob Feldman founded the Moses Feldman Foundation in 1946 in honor of his grandfather, Moses Moe Feldman. Initially, the Conshohocken, Pennsylvania based funder supported Jewish causes in Dallas and charitable projects taking place in Israel. The foundation’s funding priorities expanded under the leadership of Feldman’s sons and now consist of Israel, the environment, social justice and human services, and arts and culture. Feldman awards its conservation related grants out of its environment program.

The environment program aims to “[p]rotect and encourage a pristine natural environment.” Conservation efforts supported include those related to conserving open spaces for both recreational and educational purposes, renewable energy and population stabilization as it relates to the sustainable use of global natural resources.

Foundation wide, grants can range from $10,000 to $400,000, though most fall in the range of $15,000 to $50,000. Past conservation grantees include the League of Conservation Voters and the Rainforest Trust. To learn more about the types of organizations Feldman supports, explore its recent grants list.

The Moses Feldman Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. Organizations invited to apply for a grant must submit their application materials in February for grant consideration in April.