Jewish Funders Network awarded the 2018 Shapiro Prize for Excellence in Philanthropic Collaboration to the Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society (SVF). The honor recognizes the Social Venture Fund as a collaborative and structured partnership of more than twenty funders from the United States and Israel. The fund has collectively allocated nearly $8 million to address one of the most important and sensitive issues … [Read more...] about SVF, Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality, Wins Shapiro Prize for Philanthropic Collaboration
By Jen Rosen There are those who say millennials are ruining, among other things, the workforce, the traditional synagogue structure, department stores and, worst of all for those of us in the nonprofit sector, philanthropy. They’re not giving money, they’re not becoming members and donors and sustainers. They expect things for free and they’re not willing to give back to the organizations that give so much to them. I can’t speak for the … [Read more...] about Young Adults Do Want To Participate In Philanthropy and It’s Our Job To Ask
By Jeannie Gerzon
From 2004 to 2015, the Yitzhak Rabin Foundation (YRF) operated as the American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center (AFYRC) with an initial goal and purpose of providing funding to complete the Yitzhak Rabin Center and Israeli Museum in Tel Aviv. When I joined the organization 14 years ago, the building was merely a skeleton and our overall goal was to complete construction and bring the Center and Museum to an operational … [Read more...] about Mission Accomplished:
Declaring Victory and Moving On
The Arev Fund's new grant cycle application process is now open. Please visit Arev’s website at www.arevfund.org to view and complete the one-page statement of intent. The mission of the Arev Fund is to use and promote impactful female Jewish philanthropy to spur change, with a particular focus on the advancement of women. Areas of interest include spiritual leadership, communal life, social justice, and education in the United States and … [Read more...] about Arev Fund Announces New Application Cycle
By Wayne Green Rabbi Hillel said: “If I am not for me, who will be for me? And when I am for myself alone, what am I?” Pirkei Avot 1:14. This text asks us to consider when to stand and act for ourselves and when to act for others. Is it being selfish if I only take care and act for myself? And who am I when I do this? But let’s be creative. What happens when we reverse this text and ask first, “And when I am for myself alone, what am I?” … [Read more...] about Where does Authenticity fit within our Giving Experience?