by Chaim Katz Just recently, I read an interesting report about the planned closure of several major Jewish philanthropies in the US. According to the data provided, by the year 2020, approximately $2 billion dollars in philanthropic funds will no longer be available for disbursement to Jewish organizations and causes in the US and Israel. The reason behind this reduction has nothing to do with the financial downturn of many investment … [Read more...] about Is Jewish Philanthropy on the Ropes?
Natan has announced the awarding of over $950,000 to 47 emerging nonprofit organizations and individuals around the world that are working to strengthen the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Information on all of the 2011 Grants is available on the grants page of the Natan website. Natan has also announced three important changes to their grant areas for the 2012 Grants cycle: They are adding a new grant area, to support … [Read more...] about Natan Annouces 2011 Grant Recipients
by Felicia Herman Jewish tradition warns us to stay away from prophesiers (Lev. 19:26; Dt. 18:10 and 18:14), which drove much of the collective Jewish skillset away from augury and into strategy. In that spirit, I offer not a list of predictions about what will happen in Jewish philanthropy in 2011, but rather some reflections on what I think needs to happen if the Jewish philanthropic world is going to expand and grow stronger in the coming … [Read more...] about Jewish Philanthropy in 2011: Some Thoughts
From an environmental curriculum based on Jewish values and real-time gardening, to Jewish educators immersed in cutting-edge digital tools and approaches, a new set of innovative and trailblazing initiatives are recipients of Covenant Foundation grants. As part of approximately $1.6 million to be distributed this year, the Foundation announced today nearly $800,000 in new grants as part of its mission to support, advance and recognize … [Read more...] about Covenant Foundation Announces New Grants
JGooders, a ground-breaking online initiative launched to great fanfare at the 2008 GA, has announced it is formally closing down next week. As we wrote back in May, JGooders, while continuing to receive and process donations, was undergoing a reorganization. Unfortunately for the philanthropic community, that reorganization is now leading to closure. When launched, JGooders founder Ronit Dolev told us, JGooders is yet another attempt to … [Read more...] about JGooders Closing Down