Breaking Barriers Matching Grant Initiative: What Nonprofits Need to Know (Webinar)

Thursday, October 06, 2016, 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

Breaking Barriers

Betzelem Elohim - Equality JFN's Breaking Barriers Matching Grant Initiative in honor of 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate Itzhak Perlman offers $1 million in matching grant funds to organizations and projects that foster inclusion of people with disabilities within the Jewish community. Nonprofits and funders together apply for matching funds. This webinar will cover everything nonprofits need to know in order to apply for matching funds. (A separate webinar for funders will follow on another date TBD soon.) Please note, only North American nonprofits are eligible for this initiative.

This comprehensive webinar will cover:

  • Goals of the initiative
  • Eligibility guidelines
  • How to apply
  • Timeline
  • Your questions


The Genesis Prize honors individuals who have attained excellence and international renown in their chosen professional fields, and who inspire others through their engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and the State of Israel. On June 22nd in Jerusalem, Itzhak Perlman received this prestigious award for his outstanding achievement as one of the most preeminent classical musicians in the world and for his unceasing dedication to improving the quality of life and opportunities available to people with disabilities. In lieu of accepting the prize money, Mr. Perlman has allowed for the funds to be used promote inclusion and breaking barriers in both North America and Israel. In Israel, an additional $500,000 will be dispersed through grants from Matan-United Way Israel. In North America, a fund of $1 million was created with the additional generosity of philanthropist Roman Abramovich. This combined approach will generate over $3 million in new philanthropic investment through the matching grant initiative and the activity in Israel.

Melissa Rosen · · 212-726-0177 x216

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