Jewish Funders Network is an international 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.


  • Upcoming events

    Impact Investing Roundtable 6/15
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Time: 12-1:30 pm ET/9-10:30 am PT/7-8:30 pm 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 a master class and two investment roundups, all led by JFN members and designed to encourage shared learning and shared action along our impact investing journeys.

    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.


    Michael Lustig

    Dalia Black

    Lee Barken
    Chief Community Officer, CollectiveSun


    Vanessa Bartram
    Managing Director
    ZORA Ventures


    Improve Your Grantmaking/Grantseeking Relationships with This New Tool
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Join us as we explore a self-assessment tool for grantmakers and grantseekers developed by Exponent Philanthropy and customized by GrantED for our network. During this program, you will have the opportunity to learn about the toolkit, take the self-assessment, and join in a conversation with others from the field about what makes a great grantmaker-grantseeker relationship. We will also hear from a grantmaker-grantseeker pair about how the self-assessment tool helped them to build trust, lean into discomfort, and develop a more equitable partnership.  

    This is an open event, for both funders and nonprofits, under the auspices of GrantED, a joint project of JFN and UpStart designed to strengthen relationships between grantmakers and grantseekers. Learn more about GrantED at

    You can download the self-assessment tool here


    Brendan McCormick
    Research and Education, Exponent Philanthropy 

    Fred Isaac
    The Frederick J. Isaac Fund

    Yafit Shriki Megidish
    Executive Director
    Studio 70
    Funders Who Serve as Board Members of Nonprofit Organizations - Meeting 1: The Legal Unit
    Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11:30 AM
    Strauss Group Headquarters in Petah Tikva, Israel

    This three-part series **, in collaboration with JDC-Elka, will allow participants to gain an understanding of regulatory, legal, and financial issues as well as enable a deeper conversation based on simulations, case studies, and dilemmas from the field.

    The first workshop will focus on the legal and regulatory aspects of serving as a board member of an NGO.

    This session will provide valuable information, a space to learn through case studies, and an opportunity to share experiences and examine them.

    Speaker: Adv. Yaron Keidar, Bogot & Keidar Advocates, specializing in consulting and legal advice to the nonprofit sector, former Head of Israel’s Corporations Authority in the Ministry of Justice.

    *The meetings will be held in Hebrew and are intended for an Israeli audience*

    **We recommend taking part in all three sessions, to attain a comprehensive toolbox on this topic.

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  • JFN News

    The Jews in the Pew: What the 2021 Pew Report Tells Us About Modern Identity

    From eJewish Philanthropy (June 4, 2021)

    In this piece, JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny offers seven "under the hood" reflections into the Pew Research Center’s recently released “Jewish Americans in 2020” report.

    Read the article in eJewish Philanthropy.

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    JFN Membership Just Got Even More Valuable

    JFN membership just got even more valuable! As part of our larger strategy to curate the best resources from both the Jewish and secular philanthropic worlds for you, we’ve partnered with the Chronicle of Philanthropy to offer our members an exclusive 20 percent discount on subscriptions.

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