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SIPP Mini-Grants

Request for Applications

Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Projects (SIPP) is excited to announce our new Mini-Grants program and is open to receive grant applications at this time.

SIPP Mini-Grants will range from $250 to $3,000, with a total of up to $15,000 available. We prefer grant requests at the lower end of our range. The Mini-Grants will be for work performed during the time period January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

SIPP’s mission is to support projects that engage Israeli and Palestinian communities working to further common environmental and other interests, and to build meaningful connections between people in the United States and Israeli and Palestinian communities involved in these efforts.

SIPP is seeking grant applications from organizations doing projects that align with our mission. Priority will be given to applications that include matching financial or nonfinancial/in-kind contributions.

Subject areas for the Mini-Grants include but are not limited to:
  • Environmental Protection
    • Air, water, and soil pollution
    • Responsible waste management such as diversion of organic material and recyclables from disposal to beneficial use, waste diversion infrastructure, and greenhouse gas reduction related to waste
    • Ecologic diversity
  • Civil society
  • Cross-cultural programming, Nonviolent Communication (or similar) programs, inter-community dialogue and communication advancement
  • Educational and/or research strategies relating to any of these topics
Previous SIPP grants have included:
  • GLSHD EEC – SIPP provided assistance to the Green Land Society for Health Development to establish an environmental education center in Idhna (near Hebron) to help the community address problems with electronics scrap open burning and recycling.
  • STEP-GTP – SIPP partnered with Science Training Encouraging Peace – Graduate Training Program and Ben Gurion University to provide financial support to a pair of graduate students (one Israeli, one Palestinian) who are working together on their environmental research relating to human waste at Midreshet Ben Gurion.
  • Avifaunal & floral study in Kidron Basin – SIPP is partnering with the Amuta for Health Education in Israel and the Nature Palestine Society by assisting with funding for a baseline bird and plant study in the Kidron/Nar Basin as part of a larger eco-tourism project.

Please submit the grant application found here by September 15, 2020 to grants@sipprojects.org.

Information about grant applications can be found at www.SIPProjects.org/minigrants. Please address any questions about the application to grants@sipprojects.org by September 1, 2020, so that answers of general interest can be provided on SIPP’s website by September 8, 2020.

SIPP will notify grant applicants regarding their status by November 2, 2020. SIPP will require a final report, and for grants over a certain threshold, we may request a mid-term report.

Below is the timeline for Mini-Grant Applications:
July 31, 2020 – Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) issued
September 1, 2020 – Questions due from prospective applicants
September 8, 2020 – Answers to questions posted on website
September 15, 2020 – Grant Applications due
November 2, 2020 – SIPP notifies grant applicants of their status
November 2, 2020 – January 2021 – Grants finalized
July 31, 2021 – Final Reports due