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Chronicle of Philanthropy: Philanthropists Should Take Advantage of Their Bully Pulpit

"It’s time for more philanthropists to undertake their own advocacy, to break the mold and promote more action," writes JFN Board member Jay Ruderman. [More...]
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Inside Philanthropy

How the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Gets Behind Workforce Development with Matching Grants

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, in partnership with Jewish Funders Network, announced $9.3 million in total funding for a matching grant initiative intended to energize the philanthropic community in the area of workforce development. [More...]
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Michael Douglas' Mixed-Faith Message for Every Religion

Michael Douglas gave a Yom Kippur sermon at at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford, NY, speaking about intermarriage and the matching grant he initiated with JFN and The Genesis Prize. [More...]
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Final IRS Final International Grantmaking Rules Released.

In 2012, the Department of Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations applicable to private foundations seeking to make grants to foreign organizations using equivalency determinations. Now Treasury and the IRS have published a final version of these rules in the Federal Register. [More...]
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In Toronto, New Coordinator and Teen Board Fall Into Place

The Jewish Teen Board is in its first year as part of the second cohort in JTFN’s Foundation Board Incubator, an initiative that brings Jewish teen philanthropy programs into cities without an existing Jewish teen founda [More...]

Featured Events

Debra Schwartz

Webinar: PRI/MRI 101—Intro to Program Related and Mission Related Investment

October 14, 2015 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

This webinar will introduce the basics of investing for mission-relevant, and financially sustainable, social return.

Working Together: Linking Education to Meaningful Employment with the GANDYR Foundation

October 15, 2015 -
9:00am to 11:30am

A breakfast to learn about the GANDYR Foundation's new initiative, Working Together, which encourages cross-sector coordination and cooperation integrating at-risk youth into meaningful places of employment.

Exploring Trends in Israeli Philanthropy

October 16, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:30am

JFN's Director of Advisory Services in Israel, Sigal Yaniv Feller, will lead a conversation on philanthropic trends and innovations in Israel, and on how American Jewish funders can connect with their Israeli peers.

Environmental Greenbook Salon: Washington, DC

October 19, 2015 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us in Washington, DC for a conversation with Sigal Yaniv Feller, the Director of Advisory Services at our Israel Office as we discuss our recently released Greenbook on "Funding Environmental Stewardship in Israel."

New Profit

The New Profit Model

October 23, 2015 -
8:30am to 9:30am

A roundtable conversation to learn more about the New Profit Innovation Fund.