The Sylvan T. Baer Foundation Application Process

c/o Bank of America, N.A.
in partnership with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation

The Sylvan T. Baer Foundation was established in 1965 by Mr. Baer in honor of his parents, Jacob and Helen Baer, to assist needy and deserving Jews in the Dallas community.  Bank of America, N.A. is proud to serve as trustee of this charitable foundation and as steward of these charitable funds.  The Foundation is currently valued at $3.5 million and distributes annually 5% of the market value.

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation works, on behalf of Bank of America, in identifying and recommending qualified Jewish organizations, such as synagogues, day schools and other Jewish organizations to receive funding. Together, we will award meaningful grants to our community as was Mr. Baer’s philanthropic mission.  The Sylvan T. Baer Foundation has awarded more than $7 million in support of the North Texas Jewish Community. This new pilot grant process will occur this fall and next year will return to its annual spring schedule.

Areas of Interest/Area Served

Jewish organization or organizations for religious, scientific, literary, medical, educational or other charitable purpose or purposes or for the use and benefit of any needy deserving Jewish individual or individuals and to or for the use and benefit of any Jewish organization or organizations.

Geographical Focus

Grants are awarded to qualified 501(c) (3) charitable Jewish organizations located in the Dallas County and the surrounding area. Organizations must be in operation for at least three years to be eligible to apply.

Area of Support/Grant Type

The Sylvan T. Baer Foundation Grant Committee will review grant requests for the following types of grants: capital campaigns, programs and special projects, financial aid, and endowment campaigns. Funding for start-up programs and limited general operating requests will also be considered.

Grant Application Due Date

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation will receive grant proposals beginning in late October, with a due date of November 29 at 5pm.

Grant Size

Grant amounts will range from $5,000 to $50,000. The majority of grants from the Baer Foundation will be 1 year in duration. On occasion, multi-year support will be awarded.

Meeting Procedures

The Sylvan T. Baer Foundation Grant Committee will carefully evaluate grant proposals with DJCF to ensure that grants are awarded in accordance with the philanthropic mission of the Baer Foundation. The Grants Committee will present the grant recommendations to Bank of America for final decision.


Supporting Documents Required

Please email all supporting documents to Mona Allen at mallen@djcf.org. The application cannot be processed until the online application and ALL the supporting documents are received by the due date of November 29 at 5pm.


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