The Natan Fund is a Jewish philanthropy that has as its mission the creation of new entrepreneurial and innovative projects intended to shape the future. To that end, it has set out to help nurture the creation of something that goes to the heart of the Jewish experience — books. The Natan Book Award will seek to support and help promote a book on Jewish themes that is intended for mainstream audiences.
The idea is to take an English-language book on a Jewish theme that is already under contract to a publisher but not yet in print, and to help it via grants to the author and customized support for the marketing and publicity. Each recipient of the award will get a maximum of $50,000. Natan will work with experts in the literary, publishing, and publicity worlds to customize a digital and in-person marketing and publicity strategy, and will actively connect the author and the book with the multiple, nontraditional Jewish and philanthropic networks of which Natan is a part. The goal will be to both expand the audience for such books and to create a lively discourse on Jewish ideas.
Those wishing to learn more about the Natan Book Award and the Natan Fund should go to their website.