The Green Environment Fund (GEF) awards grants to non-governmental,
non-profit bodies that address environmental matters on the national level and
emphasize the following issues: open space, air, water, education,
environmental justice, and the environmental movement. GEF prefers to
support direct organizational action, rather than offer general organizational
support for infrastructure. Likewise, GEF does not fund research studies,
construction, publication of books, or acquisition of equipment.
No maximum grant amount has been set, though grants routinely range from
$5,000 to several tens of thousands of dollars, depending upon the scope of
the activity, size of the organization, length of the project, capacity of the
organization, complementary funding, etc.
GEF has a one-year budget; therefore, it awards grants for one year only. In
many cases, applications present an organization's long-term vision.
Regardless, it is the responsibility of the organization applying for long-term
support for a project to submit a renewed grant application each year. GEF
is not committed to approving any renewal request; these decisions are based
on quality of the application and reports, achievements during the previous
year, and other factors. There are no automatic grant renewals.
Small and local organizations whose activities are of a limited scope and
whose agendas focus on particular regions and local issues are welcome to
submit their applications to the SHELI Fund, which targets small
Any organization interested in submitting a project proposal is requested to
contact us by telephone for initial clarification. In this way we will guide
organizations toward submission of applications that are focused and
correspond with GEF's priorities. If your idea is found suitable, you will
receive an application form. Applications may be submitted in Hebrew,
though a two-page summary must be submitted in English. A sample form
The Green Environment Fund has two grant cycles per year-in the spring
and fall. For exact submission dates please contact us.