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As Camps Prepare for 2016 Season, New Greenbook Gives Jewish Funders the Big Picture on Jewish Camp

Latest volume of Jewish Funders Network’s “Greenbook” series will help funders collaborate and understand best practices, across diverse regions and types of camp

 

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Press Release: JFN Announces Recipients of Matching Grants in Honor of Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas joins JFN & Genesis Prize Foundation in announcing funds for 28 innovative programs targeting greater engagement of intermarried families in Jewish life

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Press Release: New Publication Brings Program Related Investments (PRIs) into Jewish Philanthropic Field

Funders can find everything they need to know to begin impact investing with PRIs in a new Jewish Funders Network edition of the guide by Mission Investors Exchange

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Lesley Matsa Wins JFN's 2016 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award

Matsa, a Program Officer for Crown Family Philanthropies, wins award honoring foundation professionals 40 and under who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in Jewish philanthropy

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Shahaf Foundation Wins 2016 Shapiro Prize for Philanthropic Collaboration

Jewish Funders Network bestows prestigious biennial award for Shahaf’s broad partnership funding young mission driven communities to decrease inequality in Israel

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Jewish Funders Network Releases Greenbook: “Funding Environmental Stewardship in Israel”

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JFN Creates Philanthropy 101 Online Guide for New Funders

NEW YORK, October 6, 2014 -- The Jewish Funders Network today released an online guide for funders starting out on their philanthropic journey but who are often stalled by the myriad options they face when they try to craft an effective giving program.

Called Philanthropy 101, the guide appears in the Resources section of the JFN website.

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Jewish Social Change Organizations Awarded $1 Million in Grants Through JFN Matching Grant Initiative

Seven foundations match pledges from JFN Members and build the Jewish social change movement

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JFN Co-Chair Avi Naor Receives Israel Prize, State’s Most Prestigious Award

NEW YORK, May 8, 2014—Avi Naor, the Jewish Funders Network co-chair, has received the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement for his pivotal role in fueling the growth of Israel’s high-tech industry and making  philanthropy an increasingly prominent feature of the Israeli landscape.

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Leichtag Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million to Jerusalem NGOs through JFN Matching Grant Initiative

NEW YORK, April 29, 2014—The Leichtag Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish Funders Network, has awarded $1.12 million through a  matching grant initiative  designed  to increase  funding for Jerusalem-based NGOs that are devoted  to furthering cultural and social programs in  the Israeli capital.

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