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.



    Based on current events, funding in 2020 will focus on the themes of “Accessibility,” “Migration / Integration” and “Social Mobility.”


    • Accessibility

    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 trough:

    - Inclusive and innovative education

    - Access to quality health care


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


    • Europe
    • Turkey
    • 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 2020 can be found in the "Applications" section of this page. 


    Applicants with projects which were funded by the Kahane Foundation in 2019 wishing to re-apply for funding and continue their project in 2020, are required to inform us of their intent to do so before November 11th, 2019. Applicants may then be invited to fill our online application form for Running Projects.


    Important dates pertaining to funding in 2020 can be found in the "Applications" section of this page. 


    The first step of our application period for funding in 2020 is now over. It is not possible to submit unsolicited applications at this time.


    Important dates for funding in 2020

    November 3rd, 2019 -- Progress reports due (re. funding period 2019)

    November 11th, 2019 -- Application period starts

    December 8th, 2019 -- Deadline for First-Step and Running applications

    January 11th, 2020 -- Deadline for Second-Step applications

    Early April 2020 -- Applicants can expect a final decision

    Late May 2020 -- Grantees can expect funds



    For a list of frequently asked questions and their answers, please visit our FAQ page.