Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for Jewish Funders Network, and selected third-party events of interest to JFN members.

  • Genesis Prize Women's Empowerment Matching Grant: Info Session

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 01:00 PM EDT


    UPDATE: This info session will now be for both funders AND nonprofits.

    The Genesis Prize Women’s Empowerment Challenge is a matching grant initiative which aims to empower women in the North American Jewish community and spur new and energized commitment among funders to gender equality. 

    To learn more, join us for a webinar with JFN's Melissa Rosen that will cover everything funders need to know in order to apply for matching funds. 

    For this initiative, eligible organizations and/or projects will:

    • Be located in North America
    • Prevent gender-based discrimination, harassment, and assault
    • Provide gender-inclusive educational and training programs
    • Conduct research on economic issues challenging women working in the Jewish community
    • Provide encouragement and opportunities for Jewish girls and women to become interested — and remain engaged — in STEM education and careers

    This comprehensive webinar will cover:

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

    We look forward to speaking with you!

  • Grantmaking at the Grassroots: Building power for equitable systems change (Third Party Event)

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 01:00 PM EDT

    What does it mean for funders to build power? As more and more grantmakers embark on or deepen journeys to embed values of equity, diversity and inclusion into their work, how can we incorporate a power-building frame to measure meaningful progress on equity?

    Join the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) for the second webinar in their series on their resource, Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice.

    Info & RSVP

  • 2018 NEXUS Global Summit

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 01:00 PM EDT through July 28, 2018

    The 8th Annual NEXUS Global Summit on next gen philanthropy, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship will be held in New York City from July 27th-28th, 2018 with an optional Opening Plenary and Reception on July 26th at The United Nations.

    While admission to the summit is largely via application, NEXUS is pleased to invite young funders who are JFN members to bypass the formal application review process and “Direct Register” for the summit at a discounted rate of $1,000 (typically tickets are $1500). To begin this process, email Tamar Frydman at JFN: tamar@jfunders.org (JFN members only)

    Background: In only 7 years, NEXUS has grown to be the largest network of significant young philanthropists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs in the world. NEXUS host summits annually in Europe, USA, Asia, Australia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. They have held summits at The Obama White House and No. 10 Downing Street; with the Prime Minister of Lebanon and the First Lady of Australia.

    The Global Summit: The FLAGSHIP Global Summit showcases the most innovative ideas, brightest minds and most strategic approaches and solutions to social problems from around the world. It is an exclusive gathering of 500+ leading next gen philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs from over 70 countries. They will hear from inspiring young leaders and U.N. officials and brainstorm creative solutions to pressing problems facing our generation globally in 2018.

    Summit Highlights Include: Exclusive Braintrusts with U.N. Agencies, Bridge-Building dinners co-hosted  by NEXUS regional leaders and NEXUS US City leaders and an evening devoted to receptions & dinners focused on issue area themes.  On Sunday July 29th, NEXUS member-led Working Groups will host optional offerings including brunches, sites visits, trainings and more.  Registered Delegates will receive invitations to all optional programming in early July.  Check out a short highlight video of their 2017 Global summit here.

    Topics Include: Impact Investing, climate change, blockchain, family business, future of work, gun control, criminal justice, gender parity, human trafficking, mental health, refugees, healthy democracy, bio-hacking, health & wellness,  education, entrepreneurship, energy innovation, animal welfare, purpose, artificial intelligence, regenerative culture, future of food, film/media, disability rights, indigenous sovereignty, ethical fashion, sports for good, global governance and more...

    Speakers Include:

    Press: NEXUS has been featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy here, Forbes here and The New York Times here.

  • From Washington to Hollywood and Beyond: The Future of Americans with Disabilities (Third Party Event)

    Monday, July 30, 2018 at 08:00 AM EDT
    Rayburn Building in Washington, DC

    From Washington to Hollywood and Beyond: The Future of Americans with Disabilities. July 30, 8am - 5pm, Rayburn Building, Washington, D.C.

    Join RespectAbility and experts from around the country to discuss how Americans with disabilities are breaking ground in both the entertainment industry and public policy. Speakers include Rep. Brad Sherman, journalists Eleanor Clift and Clarence Page, reality TV pioneer Jonathan Murray, and many others. This day-long event will be held in Washington, D.C. It is free as public service. Seating is limited and registration is required at www.respectability.org/summit2018

    Info & RSVP

  • Funder Collaboratives: The Potholes, Potentials, and Possibilities (Third Party Webinar)

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 01:00 PM EDT

    Is collaborative funding right for you? Funder collaboratives can leverage skills and networks and can amplify the impact of your grantmaking but they can also face many bumps in the road. Join this webinar to learn about the ingredients of a successful funder collaborative, explore examples of collaborative successes and challenges, and get practical advice as you consider joining, developing or managing a funding collaborative.

    Full Info & RSVP >>

  • A Year After Charlottesville: White Supremacism, America, and the Jews

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT

    One year after Charlottesville, what is the state of the white supremacist movement in America today? How does anti-Jewish hatred animate the white supremacist movement, and how can Jews and our allies act most effectively to fight hate?

    Join your fellow funders to explore these questions.


    • Oren Segal, Director of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism

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    • White supremacy is more than a collection of prejudices; it is a complete ideology that can be as deeply-held as religious beliefs.

    • Through the Civil Rights era, white supremacist ideology focused on the perceived need to maintain the dominance of the white race in the United States. Today, white supremacist ideology tends to focus on the notion that the white race itself is now threatened with imminent extinction, doomed—unless white supremacists take action—by a rising tide of people of color who are being controlled and manipulated by Jews. Jews are seen as the puppeteers in the white supremacist worldview, and non-white peoples as the puppets. 

    • White supremacists in the United States focus on African-Americans as a racial enemy secondary only to Jews. White supremacists claim that black people are the main tools used in Jewish efforts to weaken or attack the white race.
    • White supremacists view multi-racial couples and families as a particularly heinous crime and offense—one that has spurred deadly hate crimes by white supremacists—in part because white supremacists view such couples and families as visual evidence of the future extinction of the white race. 

    • Latinos increasingly attract white supremacist attention and hatred. American white supremacists are well aware of demographic changes in the United States, which they typically portray as an “invasion.” 

    • LGBTQ people, to them, are “Sodomites” and “degenerates” who seek to weaken the white race.

    • Non-white Muslims are perceived as primitive and savage, while the religion itself is portrayed as an existential threat to western civilization. American white supremacists applaud the efforts of their far right counterparts in various European countries to rail against Muslim refugees and immigrants.

    • There is a robust symbiosis between misogyny and white supremacy as well. While not all misogynists are racists, the alt right segment of the white supremacist movement possesses its own distinct subculture, derived especially from the misogynists of the so-called “manosphere” and from online discussion forums.

    Select Resources: 

    White Supremacist Propaganda Nearly Doubles on Campus in 2017-18 Academic Year

    Since September 1, 2016, ADL has recorded 478 incidents of white supremacist propaganda appearing on college and university campuses. These campaigns have targeted 287 college campuses in 47 states and the District of Columbia. The propaganda, which ranges from veiled white supremacist language to explicitly racist images and words, often includes a recruitment element, and frequently attacks minority groups including Jews, Blacks, Muslims, non-white immigrants and the LGBT community.

    Anti-Semitic Targeting of Journalists During the 2016 Presidential Campaign

    With the release of this landmark report, ADL unveiled the extent to which the 2016 presidential election cycle has exposed journalists to anti-Semitic abuse on Twitter.

    Anti-Semitism on Full Display in Charlottesville

    Alongside the racism, nativism and xenophobia on display at Unite the Right, the event was also an expression of the animating power of anti-Semitism.

  • Exponent Philanthropy’s 2018 National Conference (Third Party Event)

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 09:00 AM EDT through September 30, 2018

    The premier event for foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors

    JFN members are eligible for a $100 discount! See discount code (logged-in members only) >>

    Join more than 1,000 funders September 28–30 in Philadelphia—with its colonial history, burgeoning restaurant scene, and walkable Center City—to gain knowledge, skills, and connections that will fuel your passions, foster relationships, and inform your giving and impact.

    Complete information & registration >>


  • Human Rights Funders Network Conference 2018 (Third Party Event)

    Monday, October 15, 2018 at 09:00 AM CDT through October 18, 2018


    Location announcement >>

    More information will be provided at the Human Rights Funders Network website, www.hrfn.org

  • JFN 2019 International Conference (San Francisco)

    Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT through March 19, 2019

    JFN’s annual conference is the premier event in Jewish philanthropy.

    Hundreds of funders and foundation professionals come together to leverage the power of networks and immerse themselves in a vibrant dialogue about the pressing issues. Every conference is a place to connect, reunite, and bond with other Jewish funders, and a time for active learning. Panel discussions and programs feature leading experts in philanthropy illuminating tools and techniques that can make your giving more impactful and meaningful.

    More information will be forthcoming.

    Sign up to get more information as it becomes available!

    Past conference information >>