This page offers descriptions of the foundation’s thematic and geographical focus areas as well as information on both the regular cycle funding and supplementary funding streams.


The Kahane Foundation focuses on the topics 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 those most vulnerable in society through:
- Inclusive and innovative education
- Access to quality health care


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

 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.


There are two types of applications for our regular cycle funding:
1. New Project Applications: projects which previously have not been funded by the Kahane Foundation.
2. Running Project Applications: current Kahane Foundation grantees eligible for continuing Kahane Foundation funding for a project.

New project applicants go through a two-step application process. The First-Step Application Form will be made available via a link at the bottom of this section during the application period. First-Step Applications are often evaluated within two weeks after the deadline for submissions. After evaluation, applicants can expect a reply with either an invitation to continue to the Second-Step Application Form or a decision to decline the project for funding.

Current Kahane Foundation grantees that wish to re-apply for funding can communicate about this with the foundation. These grantees may then be invited to fill our online application form for Running Projects.

The application period for funding in 2021 ended on January 15th, 2021. Information pertaining to our application cycle for funding in 2022 can be expected to be published here on our website by mid-October 2021.


In addition to our regular cycle funding, the Kahane Foundation has four other funding streams, which are briefly described below. The link of each separate funding stream will redirect you to a page with an overview of the supported projects.
Alongside our regular cycle funding, the Kahane Foundation dedicates a portion of its annual budget to support projects in the communities of Jungbunzlauer.
With the Emergency Fund, the Kahane Foundation reserves a portion of its annual funding for organisations working on the ground during humanitarian disasters with the purpose of providing funding when and where it is most needed. We are not open to unsolicited applications for emergency support.
The Jungbunzlauer Jubilee Gift grants are awarded to organisations showing excellence and innovation in each of the Kahane Foundation's thematic focus areas. The Jungbunzlauer Jubilee Gift is not open to unsolicited grant applications.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund emerged in response to the impact of COVID-19 within the foundation's geographic focus areas. The COVID-19 Relief Fund is no longer active.
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