Lightman foundation seeks grant applications

The Steven A. Lightman Family Foundation has announced its 2012 call for grants. The Lightman Foundation is a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona.

Qualifying organizations are nonprofits whose services and programs make a difference in people’s lives. Organizations may be from Tucson or around the world, with an emphasis on Jewish institutions. Areas of interest include children, education, the needy, the elderly, the environment and the arts. Proposals may be considered for projects, scholarships, capacity building, capital, training, research and endowments. Proposals for which matching funds are available will be viewed favorably. Funding requests between $500 and $5,000 are suggested. The application deadline is May 25.

The application and guidelines are available at jcftucson.org. For more information, contact Lia Pierse, Foundation director of donor services, at 577-0388 or email lightmanfoundation@jcftucson.org.