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The Tikvah Fund


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

The Tikvah Fund

165 E. 56th St., 4th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10022-6607

Telephone: (212) 796-1672


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $163,665,626

Total giving: $5,235,340






Established in 1992 in NY

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for Jewish affairs. Makes grants and program-related investments to companies located in areas of high unemployment or development in Israel, and to companies that are owned by or employ new immigrants or veteran soldiers.

Program Area(s)

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

Program-Related Investment

The foundation makes PRIs to Israeli companies located in areas of high unemployment or underdevelopment, and to Israeli companies that are owned by or employ new immigrants or veteran soldiers. Initial financial commitments range from $200,000 to $500,000 and may take any combination of debt and/or equity, not to exceed 24.9 percent of ownership.

The Tikvah Fellowship Program

Based at the Tikvah Center in New York City, the fellowship is a full-time residential program for exceptional individuals interested in the political, religious, and intellectual future of the Jewish people. Tikvah Fellows engage in advanced study, pursue independent research, and hold positions in a wide variety of fields. Fellowships will be offered—on a highly selective basis and at Tikvah’s initiative—to graduates of Tikvah’s advanced institutes, summer programs, and other affiliated educational programs. Generous stipend support will be offered commensurate with age, experience, and financial need. .

The Tikvah Fund

The summer fellowship is a funded, six week opportunity in New York City. Participants will follow a curriculum that asks fundamental questions about the human condition, the meaning of the family, the virtues of statesmanship, and the good society. Students will build on this foundation to address practical political and cultural debates. For more information send an email to:

The Tikvah Summer Institute for High School Students

This is a summer program for high school students and recent graduates, held at Yale University. In this seminar, students will learn with outstanding university professors and public intellectuals about the most enduring precepts of political economy, social thought, and political philosophy, all in conversation with the uniquely Jewish contributions to our understanding of the human person and the human good. The institute is fully subsidized by the Tikvah Fund, including tuition, room and board, books, and all activities. All programming will be conducted in accord with halakhic standards of behavior. Prayer services and strictly kosher meals will take place in the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale. For more information send an email to:

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Higher education
  • Judaism
  • Religion
  • Secondary education
  • University education
International Interests
  • Israel
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Jewish people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $163,665,626 (market value)

Expenditures: $14,466,314

Total giving: $5,235,340

Qualifying distributions: $13,801,885