Participatory Grantmaking in Action

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT

Participatory grantmaking (PGM) is an approach to bridging the gap between grantmakers and those they serve, by including and/or empowering the people affected by funding decisions to participate in the decision-making. Join us for an engaging conversation with Kim Newstadt, Director of Research & Learning at the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, Aaron Shield, community memberfrom the Reflect Cincy Committee, and Aleeza Lubin, Managing Director, Program Operations at UpStart, about how they have put the principles of PGM into practice in their grantmaking. We will also learn some key takeaways for grantmakers and grantseekers who are interested in exploring this new model.

Read JFN's new guidebook: "Participatory Grantmaking in the Jewish Community and Beyond."


Kim Newstadt
Director of Research & Learning
Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

Aaron Shield
Community member, Reflect Cincy Committee

Aleeza Lubin
Managing Director, Program Operations


Jaré Akchin
Vice President for Jewish Community Impact
Third Plateau

This webinar is presented by GrantED, a joint project of Jewish Funders Network and UpStart that works to strengthen relationships between grantmakers and grantseekers in the Jewish community. To learn more, visit 

Tamar Frydman ·

Will you come?

Code of conduct for all JFN events