Jewish Funders Network is a global community of private foundations and philanthropists whose mission is to promote meaningful giving and to improve philanthropy in the Jewish world. We have more than 2,500 members from 11 countries around the world. JFN Israel, established in 2008, enables Israeli funders to exchange ideas about their philanthropic involvement and expand their giving circles, both in Israel and overseas. Sign up for our email list.


  • Upcoming events

    Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening 12/7
    Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Please join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals where we will come together for shared learning and community-building. 

    At this month's meeting, we will continue exploring external and uncontrollable factors that impact our giving strategies, processes, and practices. This month we will focus on giving during times of economic turmoil. We will be joined by Benita Kline, Founder and Vice President of Leventhal Kline Management, Inc. Benita will share lessons for philanthropy from the 2008 financial crisis and how they might help us navigate the uncertainties of today.


    Benita Kline
    Founder and Vice President of Leventhal Kline Management, Inc.


    Mike Berkowitz
    Co-Founder & Principal
    Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, LLC


    Impact Investing Roundtable 12/13/22
    Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Time: 12-1:30 pm ET/9-10:30 am PT/19:00-20:30 ISR

    Impact investing is an increasingly important way for individuals, foundations, Federations, and nonprofits to powerfully expand their capacity for social and environmental change, all while providing a framework to live their values through how they spend and invest.

    Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring JFN members for shared learning and shared action. 

    Whether you are new to impact investing or a seasoned veteran, the roundtables will help you to build skills, deepen your collaborations and deal access, and add meaning to how you're managing your money.

    Read JFN's Guide to Jewish Impact Investing


    Karina Totah
    Founder, Nevit 
    Master Class: Paving my Path as an Impact Investor: A 10 Year Journey

    Raissa Hacohen
    Managing Partner, HUR Partners
    Investment Pitch 1: Fresh Fund

    Gabrielle Charnas
    Senior Advisor, Weave Impact 
    Investment Pitch 2: TBD


    Vanessa Bartram
    Managing Director
    ZORA Ventures

    JFN 2023 International Conference
    Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 12:00 PM through March 21, 2023
    Biltmore Hotel and Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN - Click here to visit our conference website.

    Learn about sponsorship opportunities. Please email any questions to [email protected].

    JFN's International Conference is open to JFN members and those eligible for membership. Learn about past JFN International Conferences.


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  • JFN News

    JFN/JAFI/Goodman Mission to Ethiopia and Israel

    Together with the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation and the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Jewish Funders Network hosted a mission to Ethiopia and Israel last week for 45 funders. The group went to see firsthand the inspiring history and culture of the local Jewish community in both Addis Ababa and Gondar, flew alongside new olim (immigrants) to Israel (some of whom had been waiting for more than 15 years), and explored the complex issues new olim face once they arrive in Israel. The group also got to meet with the US and Israeli ambassadors to Ethiopia.

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