Harry Kramer Memorial Fund

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Mission

To provide support for the general welfare of the people of Israel, the care of the sick or the aged, the education of individuals in the South Florida area, and to assist religious organizations.

Application deadlines

June 30

Program areas

Education
Health
Human services
International/foreign affairs
Religion

Program limitations

Grants are made to U.S. institutions which represent and/or assist organizations, institutions, and individuals in the State of Israel for the general welfare of the people of Israel; institutions or organizations that are primarily engaged in assisting the sick and elderly and also institutions or organizations primarily engaged in education of individuals in south Florida. Grants are also made to organizations supported or assisted by religious organizations.

States served

All

Geographic limitations

Grants to educational institutions are limited to the South Florida area.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Trustee

The Harry Kramer Memorial Fund provides support for the people of Israel, the care of the sick or aged, educating individuals in the South Florida area, and religious organizations.

Requirements

  • Organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Grantmaking priorities

  • Charitable institutions or organizations which represent and assist organizations, institutions, and individuals in the State of Israel for the general welfare of the people of Israel;
  • Institutions or organizations which are primarily engaged in the care of the sick or the aged;
  • Institutions or organizations primarily engaged in the education of individuals in the South Florida area;
  • Organizations supported or assisted by religious organizations of any denomination.

Average giving

Average grant size: $10,000 to $25,000
Average number of grants per year: 35
Average total giving per year: $215,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by June 30 to be reviewed at the August grant meeting.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by September 30 for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.

About the Foundation

Harry A. Kramer created the Harry Kramer Memorial Fund under a trust agreement dated November 16, 1976. Mr. Kramer was a resident of Miami, Florida for 44 years prior to his death on September 12, 1980.

At the young age of 14, Mr. Kramer immigrated to the United States. He made the journey alone and arrived on Ellis Island full of hope and promise. He served in the United States Army in 1918 and became a successful entrepreneur. Initially, he was an owner of a few small bakeries in the Northeast United States. Later, he became a real estate owner and developer in Miami, Florida.

The class of charitable beneficiaries that Mr. Kramer selected in the trust document is a reflection of the charitable causes most important to him.