Our Mission

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The Levinson Foundation is a private 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 resilient 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.

Grant amounts are up to $30,000. Our funding is distributed among three categories:

Environment: including Protection of Ecosystems and Biological Diversity; the Elimination of Fossil Fuels; Resiliency and Climate Change; Oceans and Forests; Environmental Justice and the Development of Environmental Movements.

Social: including the Promotion of a Democratic, Equitable, Just and Nonviolent Society; Protection of Civil and Human Rights; Immigration Reform and Drug Policy; Alternative Media and Youth Leadership Development.

Jewish: including Jewish Culture, Religion, and Spirituality; Jewish Community; and Yiddish.

We accept proposals by invitation only. To determine eligibility please submit a Letter of Inquiry.