37 Israeli nonprofit organizations representing Jewish, Arab Israeli, Druze and Bedouin women to receive funding; grants focus on socioeconomic opportunity, gender equality, minority rights and violence prevention for women. Today The Genesis Prize Foundation and the Morris Kahn Foundation announced winners of the Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality grant initiative. A total of thirty-seven Israeli women’s rights organizations serving women … [Read more...] about Genesis Prize Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality Israeli Grant Competition Winners Announced
By Moshe Hecht and Miriam Brosseau On Tuesday, April 17, at 11am, it happened. The campaign was over. The result? More than 4500 donors had contributed over $3 million in just 24 hours. The campaign rallied nearly twice as many donors as it had the previous year, and hit 50% more than its goal, raising funds and friends for the 12 participating organizations - all Jewish day schools. The day was a rousing success, not just for the … [Read more...] about Federations, Philanthropy, and the Power of the Collective
By A Former Donor I was 25 when I made my first gift to The Federation for $250. This seemed like a HUGE amount of money since I was making less than $40,000 a year at the time, but it felt amazing. From that first gift, I was hooked on both The Federation and philanthropy. Over the next few years my gifts to The Federation increased steadily with each new experience. Attending the young leadership conference in New Orleans allowed me to … [Read more...] about How The Federation Lost a $1 MIllion Dollar Donor
By Deena Fuchs
At a recent gathering, conversation turned to AVI CHAI’s impending spend-down at the close of 2019. A number of colleagues expressed interest in hearing more about the spend-down and its implications. I was actually surprised by the request for more information. Since announcing the spend-down more than a decade ago, I feel like we are the ever-spending-down foundation, and there was nothing more to say.
That is, until I read … [Read more...] about An Open Book:
How AVI CHAI’s Spend Down is Impacting its Work
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) has awarded over $2 million in grants to nine innovative, local initiatives focused on transforming Jewish Los Angeles. This year’s Cutting Edge Grant recipients serve a wide range of needs, including: training Jewish teen advisors to offer support and guidance to their peers via a smartphone application; educating and empowering Jewish clergy, educators, and older adults on the … [Read more...] about Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $2m. in Cutting Edge Grants to Launch 9 Innovative Programs