Private Philanthropy in the Public Sphere

Some interesting facts and figures…

Donor advised funds at Federation community foundations (the level of formal affiliation varies):

assets: $3.4b.

annual growth: 12.8%

Supporting organizations at Federation community foundations:

assets: $4.2b

annual growth 13.8%

Jewish Funder’s Network budget:

2001: $708,000.

2008: $9,000,000.

UJC budget:

2001: $42,000,000.

2008: $38,000,000.

Philanthropy in Israel:

Current estimate: $2 billion

88-92% imported

source: keynote address, The Changing Patterns of American Jewish Philanthropy, Dr. Jeffrey Solomon, Hebrew University Center for the Study of Philanthropy in Israel, November 16, 2008.


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