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.


Applications to the Karl Kahane Foundation can be submitted within a biannual application cycle. Applicants can usually choose to apply for funding during one of the two following application cycles: Fall/Winter (November - January) or Spring/Summer (April - June).

For the Fall/Winter application cycle, decisions can be expected in Late March/ Early April and for the Spring/Summer application cycle, decisions can be expected in Late August/ Early September. We ask potential applicants to submit only one application each year.

Please note that this website will be updated with the dates about the application cycle, closer to the start of each cycle.

Application Dates 2024:
The upcoming Spring/Summer 2024 application cycle will follow an invitation only approach. A selected number of new projects will be invited by the Foundation’s team to submit their application. Please note that we are not able to accept any unsolicited funding applications. Thank you for your understanding.

Eligible KKF running grantees will be able to re-apply as usual and will receive all relevant information incl. exact dates and process from their responsible KKF contact person.

Future application cycles with the Karl Kahane Foundation are expected to be open to new applicants as well. Detailed information will be published here and on our LinkedIn company page.


The Karl Kahane Foundation focuses on the topics of Accessibility, Migration / Inclusion and Social Mobility.

Promoting and improving the emotional well-being, self-determination and inclusion of persons with disabilities and special needs.

 Migration / Inclusion
Fostering self-sufficiency, inclusion and well-being for migrants.

 Social Mobility
Offering a path to self-sufficiency to those in the most vulnerable situations in society.


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 (current Karl Kahane Foundation grantees applying for new projects are also considered new projects).
2. Running Project Applications: current Karl Kahane Foundation grantees eligible for continuing Karl Kahane Foundation funding for a project. 

New project applicants go through a two-step application process. The First-Step Application Form is made available via a link at the bottom of this section during published application periods. 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 declining the funding request.

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


In addition to our regular cycle funding, the Karl 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 Karl Kahane Foundation dedicates a portion of its annual budget to support projects in the communities of Jungbunzlauer.
The Karl 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 Karl 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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