Classification of Projects for Approval

Many organizations apply to the Fund for Demonstration Projects for assistance, and there is strong competition for public sources of financing. Only a small share of the applications that are submitted are approved.

Preference is given to the following types of projects:

Projects for at-risk populations and populations in distress.


Projects offering new services not presently available (for example, Beit Noam – a new direction for violent men).


Projects aimed at improving the functioning of populations in a way not attempted in the past.


Projects that can be evaluated by a research evaluation.


Projects providing integrated services, as opposed to a service in one field only.


Projects in which there are partners in funding.


Projects which, if successful, the organization commits itself to continue after the experimental period.


Projects which offer training to workers, if as a result of this training a new service will be developed (such as Mothers for Mothers).