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
The Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest Jewish donor advised fund in the country, distributed a record $435 million in grants to charities in all sectors during the 2018 fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 - a nine percent increase from 2017. JCF Fundholders recommended a record-number of grants - 58,224 - to thousands of charitable organizations, a 10 percent increase from 2017. The average grant amount was $7,467.74. “More and more … [Read more...] about Jewish Communal Fund NY Sends Out Record-Breaking Number of Grants in FY 2018