"Thriving Jewish communities throughout the world can do nothing but strengthen the Jewish world." Matthew Bronfman, Moscow, April 16, 2010 Slowly, changes are a-foot on the American Jewish philanthropic landscape. The federation system - like several other organizations - has experienced a decreasing donor base even though an older core demographic is often giving more. In the foundation world, two highly visible foundations, Avi Chai North … [Read more...] about Matthew Bronfman: A New Generation Philanthropist
With the rains coming, Israeli aid workers in Haiti are trying to figure out their next move. by Micha Odenheimer The Petitionville refugee camp, stretched across what was, before the earthquake, a country club for the Haitian elite, houses some 60,000 people - it's the largest refugee camp for the earthquake victims in country. Thousands of tents, constructed of red, yellow, blue or orange tarp, cover the rolling hills of the camp like … [Read more...] about Practicing Tikkun Olam in Haiti
from The Jerusalem Post: The business of philanthropy “Philanthropy needs to be run like a business, it’s not just about feeling good that you have just given half a million dollars to a worthy cause, but rather about figuring out how best to leverage the dollars that you have and use them to make a real impact. One of the problems is that while many foundations do a lot of good things, they are too spread out on many different issues … [Read more...] about Jeff Farber on The Business of Philanthropy
The Westbury Group is delighted to announce the launch of the Tachles Fund, a small grants programme designed to: Engage new European and non European based funders and philanthropic entities with an active interest in European Jewish life in a pan-European, professionally managed funding effort; and Identify and bring to attention grassroots projects in different areas which are currently overlooked by existing communal and state … [Read more...] about Tachles Fund: Request for Proposals
From May 2nd-9th, Jewish women across the UK will take part in Jewish Women’s Week, organized by WIZO UK, to raise vital funds for children at risk in Israel. Over 1500 women will volunteer, many going door-to-door, in the hope of raising hundreds of thousands of pounds to support more than 12,000 at-risk children attending WIZO centres throughout Israel. Communities including Hull, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Westcliff, … [Read more...] about Jewish Women’s Week in the U.K.