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
Over the last 12 months, more than 100 New York City teens, ages 14 - 18, raised over $216,000 to help people in need. Working with UJA-Federation of New York professionals, they collectively decided where the money should go and in sum will award 25 grants to selected not-for-profit agencies including Save A Child’s Heart, Jewish Child Care Association, Selfhelp Community Services for Holocaust Survivors and Bet Elazraki Children’s Home. This … [Read more...] about NY Area Teens Raise More Than $200K to Help People In Need
By Lom Friedman In May 2014, a group of 23 Bay Area Jewish high school students was on a mission to make a difference. They had raised almost $40,000, researched and interviewed nonprofit organizations, and selected key projects that lift up at-risk youth locally and globally. Over seven months, through the Jewish Teen Foundations, they learned the essentials of strategic philanthropy, culminating in choosing five organizations to fund. Then, … [Read more...] about SF Jewish Teens Take a Stand against Ebola in Liberia
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