American Funders of Israeli Civil Society Efforts Take Stock After Riots

From eJewish Philanthropy (May 26, 2021)

In this article, eJewish Philanthropy's Helen Chernikoff speaks with leaders of JFN's Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society about how they are responding in the aftermath of rioting in mixed Jewish-Arab towns of Israel. 


“There is progress that has been made over the last 20 years,” said Joshua Arnow, co-chair of JFN’s Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society, a 21-member collaborative that includes both individuals like Arnow, foundations such as the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, and the Morningstar Foundation, as well as several local federations. “I’ve been told by people in the Arab community who are in NGO [non-governmental organization] leadership roles that there is a foundation of shared society work that has not crumbled,” Arnow added.


In addition to SVF, the article notes the longtime involvement of several JFN members in this sector, including The Russell Berrie Foundation; Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation; One8 Foundation; the Bader Philanthropies; and Crown Family Philanthropies.

Read the full article on eJewish Philanthropy.