Before our focus tuned to the Madoff crisis or the current war, we were already knee-deep in a recession that was effecting our donors, grantees and the broader community. To help gain insight, Natan and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation hosted a discussion last month, The Lean … [Read more...] about The Lean Years – Strategies for Survival
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Results of a new poll on giving by private Israeli foundations were released yesterday at a conference organized by the umbrella group, the Israel Civic Leadership Association. The conference drew over 600 representatives who came to exchange ideas on meeting the economic … [Read more...] about Israeli Foundations Expect to Reduce Funding in 2009
We are now in the midst of the third week of Israel’s war with Hamas and the Kasam rockets not only continue to bombard the Israeli communities along the border with the Gaza strip, but they are also falling up to 40 kilometers within the State. This means communities such as A … [Read more...] about Assisting in Strengthening Israel’s Social Fabric in a Time of Need
The seventy year old American-Israel Cultural Foundation, Israel's principal private funder of the arts, is the latest victim of the alleged Madoff Ponzi scheme and in danger of closing. The Foundation reportedly lost $30 million from its endowment. AICF has disbursed over … [Read more...] about Changing the World One Artist at a Time
The UJC has reinvigorated the 'Voices from Sderot' blog to share stories of Israelis living on the front lines. They will be posting content provided by UJC/Federation system partner agencies, contacts on the ground in Southern Israel and from participants on missions in the … [Read more...] about Voices from Sderot Blog