By Lindsay Ganci [Intro: This article is Part 1 in a series about the long-term impact of Jewish teen philanthropy. Jewish teen foundations have successfully engaged a new generation of philanthropists, with thousands of teens giving away millions of grant dollars to nonprofit organizations while learning Jewish values. As part of this series, the Jewish Teen Funders Network releases “Jewish Teen Philanthropy: What is the Long-Term Impact?” a … [Read more...] about Transforming a Community
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The first Jewish Teen Foundation (JTF) board granted a total of $25,000 to nonprofits working to secure human rights for women and children following a year-long experiential learning program about philanthropy. Twenty-eight San Diego Jewish high school teens collaborated to assess community needs, learn about nonprofit organizations, and identify opportunities to effect change through strategic philanthropy. After this process, they awarded … [Read more...] about San Diego Jewish Teen Foundation Awards $25,000 in Grants
This article is Part 6 in a series about giving circles. Giving circles, groups who pool donations and decide together which causes to support, are a powerful tool for providing anyone - at any age, in any place, at any giving level - with access to an exciting, intentional giving experience. Giving circle members learn and do something about the issues that mean the most to them within their community of friends, family, fellow program alumni - … [Read more...] about How Generation Z ‘Shakes Up’ Philanthropy
The Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) announces a free training and resource program for Jewish summer camp staff who want to bring the impact of teen philanthropy to their camps. Now in its eighth summer, JTFN’s Camp Philanthropy program, “Think Outside the Tzedakah Box,” takes the success of hands-on philanthropy to Jewish summer camp. Through a group grantmaking process, campers learn Jewish values by which they make grantmaking decisions, … [Read more...] about Calling All Jewish Summer Camps: Think Outside the Tzedakah Box!
By Scott Rubenstein Recently, the Jewish Teen Funders Network released a report detailing the grants that participating youth philanthropy programs awarded during the last school year. In total, Jewish teen philanthropists granted nearly $1 million to nonprofit organizations in their local communities, nationally, and internationally, with a special focus on Israel. This is extremely impressive. In what other setting can Jewish teens have THIS … [Read more...] about A Teen’s Perspective on Philanthropy