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The Kranzberg Family Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, is accepting applications for its 2019 funding cycle from St. Louis area 501(c)(3) organizations and congregations. This year celebrates the 11th funding cycle for the Foundation.

Established through a generous commitment from Ken Kranzberg, the Foundation’s purpose is to provide funds to benefit the Jewish community of St. Louis, specifically focused on the outreach to and engagement of future generations and creation of a vibrant, embracing, local Jewish community that will help retain and be attractive to young adults and families with young children. In addition, the Foundation remains receptive to receiving grant applications for core funding from organizations that specifically target the Next Generation. The Foundation also strongly encourages collaboration between community agencies and organizations.

Grant applications are due by November 20, 2018 at 11:59 pm (no exceptions).

The Foundation has budgeted $50,000 for this grant cycle. The minimum grant amount is $5,000.

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You will be directed to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ new online grant management system, Spectrum Granted Edge. You will need to create an account in order to apply for a grant from the Kranzberg Family Foundation, even if you previously had an account through the prior grant management system. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or problems with the application process, please contact Terri Sever at

If you have questions about the Kranzberg Family Foundation, contact Nava Kantor at Please note that all applicants will be notified of their grant status by the end of the year.


Funding Guidelines for the Foundation:
  • We prefer to fund ongoing vs. one-time programs.
  • We prefer to fund programs with significant outreach potential.
  • We prefer to fund programs where we are not the sole funder.
  • For congregations, we prefer to fund programs that find ways to transcend the walls of the congregation.
  • We do not fund requests for subsidies for travel or conference stipends.
  • We do not fund requests for capital improvements.



2017 Kranzberg Grant Recipients

  • Central Reform Congregation, Rainbow Connection targeted for outreach to unaffiliated and non-CRC members
  • Hillel, Maryville University
  • Hillel, University of Missouri- St. Louis
  • Jewish Student Union
  • JCRC Student to Student, targeted for the Conversation Starter program
  • Nishmah Banot Board Leadership Program at the Jewish Community Center
  • PJ Library
  • Shelanu Bnai Mitzvah Program to engage Israelis
  • Shevet Keshet Friends of Israel Scouts – Spring Camping Retreat and Community Outreach Programming
  • St. Louis Kollel Torah and Turf
  • United Hebrew Congregation- Rosh HaShanah in the Orchard, targeted for outreach to unaffiliated and non-UH members
  • Yeshivat Kadimah High School