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Dorot Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-13

At A Glance

Dorot Foundation

401 Elmgrove Ave.

Providence, RI United States 02906-3451

Telephone: (401) 351-8866


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-03-31)

Assets: $58,215,402

Total giving: $2,417,935



Additional Contact Information

Fellowship e-mail:


Incorporated in 1958 in NY as Joy and Samuel Ungerleider Foundation

Purpose and Activities

Grants primarily for informal education, the Dorot Fellowship in Israel, cultural organizations with which the foundation has an existing relationship, and organizations supporting adult education for democratic participation in Israel.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Dorot Fellowship in Israel (DFI)

The Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape. Each year, 10 Dorot Fellows are chosen to live in Israel, where they sharpen the characteristics and skills, acquire the experience, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century. See foundation web site for additional information.

Grants to Individuals Program

Fellowships for North American Jews between the ages of 22 to 39.

Social Change in Israel

The foundation's support for Social Change in Israel takes place through a partnership with the New Israel Fund. Unsolicited requests for funds are not accepted for this program. See foundation and New Israel Fund's web sites for guidelines and information .

Fields of Interest

  • Civic participation
  • Cultural awareness
  • Education
  • International relations
  • Religion
International Interests
  • Israel
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Jewish people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-03-31

Assets: $58,215,402 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,173,826

Expenditures: $4,535,188

Total giving: $2,417,935

Qualifying distributions: $3,780,171