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
Philanthropy in Israel
By Jack Gottleib On March 14, 2018, as a part of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) Conference, Tel Aviv will finally unveil its newest attraction, the Independence Trail, at Independence Hall in celebration of Israel’s 70th year of independence. The new trail is modeled after Boston’s Freedom Trail. It will lead visitors to 13 significant sites around City Hall and Rothschild Boulevard. The Trail will offer guided tours, a self-guided tour … [Read more...] about Tel Aviv Independence Trail: a New Philanthropic Model for Sustainable Economic Development?
By Allan (Chanoch) Barkat Impact investing can transform the world of Jewish philanthropy, and Israel is becoming its key hub. When the Jerusalem-based kosher dairy restaurant ANNA, which opened in 2016, received a rave review in The New York Times last July, its success represented the intersection of a number of exciting trends: new philanthropic dollars being directed to the development of social businesses; nonprofit - government … [Read more...] about Israel’s Social Business Sector is Going Mainstream and Offering New Philanthropic Opportunities
By Dan Tadmor Happily, the monumental $100 million renewal campaign for the new Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot is approaching its close. Over the course of the campaign, the museum’s various representatives have met with hundreds of potential donors, of every color and stripe, across tens of countries. Whether or not each interaction led to a philanthropic gift - and most often, of course, it did not - the very process of … [Read more...] about Why Raising Shekels Will Raise You Dollars
3,000 special education and kindergarten teachers in Israel received iPads in 2017 as part of the Athena Fund's iPad for Every Special Education Teacher program. In addition to the iPads, the teachers were provided 120 hours of techno-pedagogical training. The iPads for special education teachers were distributed in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Be'er Sheva, Kfar Saba, Eilat, Kiryat Gat, Dimona, Kiryat Shmona, Tiberias, Beit She'an, Tamra and Um el-Fahm. … [Read more...] about Athena Fund Distributes iPads to 3,000 Israeli Teachers