Ruderman Family Foundation Announces Global Competition for Innovation in Inclusion of People with Disabilities

The Ruderman Family Foundation has announced the launch of the 2013 Ruderman Prize in Disability, its second year, which will provide $250,000 in funding to recognize  innovative programs and services that foster full inclusion of people with disabilities in the Jewish community worldwide. The $50,000 awards will be given to five organizations that work in the disability arena, serve those in the Jewish community, and actively champion inclusion in their work.

In June, the Foundation awarded $200,000 total to ten organizations. The Foundation received over 150 applications representing seven countries. The Ruderman Prize recognizes organizations for exemplary existing initiatives rather than making grants for new programs.

The application form for the awards is available on the Foundation’s website. Submissions are due on March 18 and winners will be announced in May.

The Ruderman Family Foundation is dedicated to creating and promoting innovation that fosters inclusion of people with disabilities in the Jewish community and Israel. Follow the Foundation’s blog, Zeh Lezeh, for news about the Foundation’s work.