Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG) has announced the second round of UK grants this year. Building on early success of its partnership with Moishe House and PJ Library to help them dramatically increase successful global models of engagement in the UK, GPG’s strategy now is also focused on driving growth by funding key organizations that already serve as pillars of Jewish community life. In addition to providing strategic funding, GPG is also … [Read more...] about Genesis Philanthropy Group announces ‘Big Push’ to Fund the Growth of Pivotal UK Jewish Community Organizations
By Richard Marker
I guess it was inevitable. We were attending a wonderful and illuminating dinner learning about a cutting edge and courageous program in one of the world’s most famous trouble spots. It was a low-keyed fundraiser, but more so, an opportunity for opinion makers to learn that positive developments are possible even amidst wrenching political settings.
The event was held in the palatial home of someone who had originally come … [Read more...] about How Much Is That Overhead Again?
A Thought Before “Giving Tuesday”
By Alex Traiman (JNS) Now in its ninth year, the Hebrew Public network of 13 charter schools utilizes a blend of startup philanthropic funding and state funds to offer high-quality Hebrew language education to Jewish and non-Jewish students alike. Currently, these schools run in New York, New Jersey, California, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. New schools are scheduled to open soon in Philadelphia and Staten Island. The school teaches Hebrew … [Read more...] about Public Charter Schools put Benefits of Teaching Hebrew to the Test
Mem Bernstein, Chairman of The AVI CHAI Foundation, delivered the following key note address at the recent Day School Investor Summit, convened by Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, November 11-12 at the Ritz Carlton-Bal Harbour. More than 100 philanthropists dedicated to growing the day school field were in attendance. *** I surely hope that all of you know what an honor it is for me to be here with you today. Thank you Ann, Gail, the … [Read more...] about Mem Bernstein: “Passing the Baton”
Public-private partnerships that mix impact investing and grants offer a new model for creating “naturally occurring affordable housing.” A philanthropist and impact real-estate investor explains how. By Eddie Lorin I have been in the “workforce/affordable” housing business for many years by taking blight and making light. Having lost my father at 10 months old and my mother at 17 years of age, I struggled to make ends meet and have … [Read more...] about Tikkun Olam One Apartment at a Time: A New Funding Model for Affordable Housing