Samis Foundation:
Samis, by the Numbers

Data Related To Grantmaking

With the goal of supporting Jewish education in Washington State and initiatives in Israel, the Samis Foundation has supported over 150 different programs, organizations, and initiatives, giving over $100 million in grants since its inception in 1994.

The Samis Foundation considers grant requests by invitation only.

The Foundation invites applications from Seattle’s Jewish day schools, organizations that serve Jewish youth and teens in Washington state and organizations involved in our six areas of philanthropy in Israel; archaeology, Aliyah and absorption, educational support, poverty and social mobility, widows and orphans, and wildlife preservation.

All applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) determination letter or otherwise valid tax–exempt status under the Internal Revenue Act.  

Explore below to gain insights to our granting since inception. 

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