Grant Proposal Opportunity

The Leah Kayless Ingber Designated Fund is now accepting grant proposals. The deadline is Tuesday March 15, 2011 and it is the goal of the committee to announce awards by Tuesday May 2, 2011.

The Leah Kayless Ingber Designated Fund, a designated endowment fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, is seeking grant proposals from Minnesota non-profits to fund projects, programs and/or services for children in immigrant families having difficulty adjusting and integrating into American society. The Fund's focus is on the psychological concerns facing Minnesota youth with immigrant backgrounds which inhibit their adjustment to a new life.

Grants may range to $7,500. Requests for multi-year funding may be considered.

The Fund was established to honor the memory of Leah Kayless Ingber, who immigrated to Minnesota in 1936 and lived here until her death in 1992. Throughout her life, Leah was haunted by tremendous feelings of guilt for escaping the Holocaust while her four sisters and mother perished at the hands of the Nazis. Her family hopes that the Fund will help other immigrants work through their emotional issues in adapting to life in a new country.

Please see following link for more information and application instructions: http://jewishminneapolis.org/page.aspx?id=147317 .