This page offers descriptions of the foundation’s thematic and geographical focus areas as well as information on both the regular cycle funding and supplementary funding streams.


The 2022 FALL/WINTER application cycle is now closed. All applicants (acceptances and rejections) were contacted by us. If you have not received a message we kindly ask you to contact us.  

Who was able to apply? (2022 fall/winter applications):
New grantees located in one of our geographic focus areas (see below) and working in the area of Accessibility and Inclusion of people with disabilities.

Current grantees
who were invited to re-apply for funding, no matter the thematic focus area they work in (not limited to the thematic area of Accessibility).

Application process and timeline:
The first-step application cycle for new grantees closed on November 27th. After a first assessment round, the Karl Kahane Foundation team will invite a selection of first-step applicants to a second application round.
Selected applicants may then submit a second-step application. Deadline for the second-step applications is January 9th 2023.

Current Karl Kahane Foundation grantees who are invited to re-apply only need to submit one application (“Running Application”). The running application cycle opened on November 7th and closes on December 11th.

Overview and important dates:
Application cycle for new grantees (first-step application): 7.11.2022-27.11.2022
Second-step application cycle for selected new grantees: 9.12.2022-9.1.2023
Application cycle for invited current grantees (running applications): 7.11.2022-11.12.2022

Decisions can be expected by end of March 2023
Funds can be expected by the end of April 2023


The Karl Kahane Foundation focuses on the topics of Accessibility, Migration / Inclusion and Social Mobility.

Promoting and improving the emotional well-being, self-determination and inclusion of persons with disabilities and special needs.

 Migration / Inclusion
Fostering self-sufficiency, inclusion and well-being for migrants.

 Social Mobility
Offering a path to self-sufficiency to those in the most vulnerable situations in society.


We currently have a focus on projects in the following regions:

 Middle East
 North Africa

For a detailed list of countries included in these areas, please visit our FAQ page.


  • We do not consider applications from individuals or for projects in the fields of culture, art, nature and sports.
  • We only accept applications submitted through our online forms.


There are two types of applications for our regular cycle funding:
1. New Project Applications: projects which previously have not been funded by the Kahane Foundation (current Karl Kahane Foundation grantees applying for new projects are also considered new projects).
2. Running Project Applications: current Karl Kahane Foundation grantees eligible for continuing Karl Kahane Foundation funding for a project. 

New project applicants go through a two-step application process. The First-Step Application Form is made available via a link at the bottom of this section during published application periods. First-Step Applications are often evaluated within two weeks after the deadline for submissions. After evaluation, applicants can expect a reply with either an invitation to continue to the Second-Step Application Form or a decision declining the funding request.

Current Karl Kahane Foundation grantees that wish to re-apply for funding can discuss this with the Karl Kahane Foundation. These grantees might then be invited to fill our online application form for Running Projects.


Starting in 2022, the Karl Kahane Foundation has introduced a biannual application cycle. This means that applicants can choose whether they apply for funding during one of the two following application cycles: Fall/Winter (November - January) or Spring/Summer (April - June).

For the Fall/Winter application cycle, decisions can be expected in March and for the Spring/Summer application cycle, decisions can be expected in August. We ask potential applicants to submit only one application each year.

Please note that this website will be updated with the exact dates about the application cycle, closer to the start of each cycle.


In addition to our regular cycle funding, the Karl Kahane Foundation has four other funding streams, which are briefly described below. The link of each separate funding stream will redirect you to a page with an overview of the supported projects.
Alongside our regular cycle funding, the Karl Kahane Foundation dedicates a portion of its annual budget to support projects in the communities of Jungbunzlauer.
The Karl Kahane Foundation reserves a portion of its annual funding for organisations working on the ground during humanitarian disasters with the purpose of providing funding when and where it is most needed. We are not open to unsolicited applications for emergency support.
The Jungbunzlauer Jubilee Gift grants are awarded to organisations showing excellence and innovation in each of the Karl Kahane Foundation's thematic focus areas. The Jungbunzlauer Jubilee Gift is not open to unsolicited grant applications.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund emerged in response to the impact of COVID-19 within the foundation's geographic focus areas. The COVID-19 Relief Fund is no longer active.

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