Beyond our current funding activities, the Kahane Foundation has committed CHF 4 Million to combat the impact of Covid-19 within its geographic regions of focus. The Kahane Foundation has set up a Covid-19 Relief Fund (CRF) to:

-- strengthen our partners in combating the repercussions of the virus and support them in their Covid-19 response work, and
-- strengthen civil society organisations that are doing an excellent job in addressing the needs of their communities.

We remain determined to help those left behind in the face of the crisis, and continue to support the most vulnerable.

The CRF is working closely with partners to identify needs, projects and organisations. The CRF is not accepting any unsolicited grant applications.

Organisations which have been supported under the framework of the CRF are listed on our Projects Page (Area: CRF).



Based on current events, funding in 2021 will focus on the themes of “Accessibility,” “Migration / Integration” and “Social Mobility.”

Promoting and improving the emotional well-being, self-determination and inclusion of persons with disabilities through:
- Inclusive and innovative education
- Access to quality health care

 Migration / Integration
Fostering self-sufficiency, integration and well-being for migrants through:
- Inclusive and innovative education
- Access to quality mental health care

 Social Mobility
Offering a path to self-sufficiency to the weakest in society through:
- Inclusive and innovative education
- Access to quality health care


We currently have a focus on projects in the following regions:

 The Middle East
 North Africa

For a detailed list of countries included in these areas, please visit our FAQ page.


We do not consider applications from individuals or for projects in the fields of culture, art, nature and sports.


We only accept applications submitted through our online forms.
All forms must be submitted in English language.


All applicants for new projects are required to use the First-Step application form -- the link to which can be found at the bottom of this page during the application period.

The First-Step application form is often evaluated immediately upon submission, and shortly afterwards applicants can expect a reply with either an invitation to fill the Second-Step application form, or a decision to decline the project for funding.

Important dates pertaining to funding in 2021 can be found in the "Applications" section of this page, below. 


Applicants with projects which were funded by the Kahane Foundation in 2020 wishing to re-apply for funding and continue their project in 2021, are required to inform us of their intent to do so before November 13th, 2020. Applicants may then be invited to fill our online application form for Running Projects.

Important dates pertaining to funding in 2021 can be found in the "Applications" section of this page, below. 


The application period for funding in 2021 has now ended.

Important dates for applicants applying for funding in 2021
All information pertaining our next application and funding period is subject to change due to global COVID-19 developments.

October 30th, 2020 -- Progress reports due (re. funding period 2020)
November 13th, 2020 -- Application period starts
December 4th, 2020 -- Deadline for First-Step applications
December 18th, 2020 -- Deadline for Running applications
January 15th, 2021 -- Deadline for Second-Step applications
Early April 2021 -- Applicants can expect a final decision
Late May 2021 -- Grantees can expect funds
For a list of frequently asked questions and their answers, please visit our FAQ page.
Skip to content