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Press Release: JFN Releases Greenbook on Hitchadshut Yehudit (Jewish Renewal) in Israel

NEW YORK, March 17, 2014—Jewish Funders Network has released the latest edition of its Greenbooks, a series of guides written for funders to maximize the impact of their giving. The second volume is devoted to Hitchadshut Yehudit, (Jewish Renewal) in Israel.

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Jim Joseph Foundation's Josh Miller Wins JJ Greenberg Memorial Award

MIAMI BEACH, March 10, 2014—The Jewish Funders Network today named Josh Miller, a senior program officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation, as the latest recipient of the JJ Greenberg Memorial Award, which is given to an outstanding young Jewish foundation professional.

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JFN Awards Inaugural Shapiro Prize to Foundation for Jewish Camp

MIAMI BEACH, March 9, 2014—The Jewish Funders Network has named the Foundation for Jewish Camp as the inaugural recipient of the Shapiro Prize for Excellence in Philanthropic Collaboration, for being the first funder collaboration to advocate for, promote, and strengthen Jewish camps on a wide scale.

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Jewish Funders Network Unveils Guides to Enable Smarter Giving by Funders

NEW YORK, January 9, 2014—The Jewish Funders Network today launched a series of guides aimed at supporting funders to optimize the impact of their giving.

Called Greenbooks, they are written specifically for funders. Each guide will focus on a specific funding area in the Jewish community, outline issues, strategies and approaches funders can utilize as they seek to effect change.

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Jewish Social Change Groups Awarded Nearly $500,000 in Grants Through Jewish Funders Network Matching Fund Program

Seven foundations match pledges from JFN Members to pursue human rights, sustainable agriculture, and economic and social justice projects.

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Jerusalem Social Entrepreneurs and Artists Awarded Funds by Leichtag Foundation through JFN Matching Grant Program

Funding from JFN Members Aims to Promote Jerusalem as Hub of Israeli Creative Thinking

NEW YORK, January 2, 2014 -- An artists’ project, a dance company, and an NGO that uses film to promote nonviolence among Israelis and Palestinians are among the grantees from the first round of a matching grant program devoted to furthering social and cultural programs in Jerusalem.

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Jewish Funders Network Creates Prize to Recognize Philanthropic Collaboration

Award Named after JFN Co-Founder Sidney Shapiro

NEW YORK – December 5, 2013 -- The Jewish Funders Network said today a prestigious award named after one of its founders would be redefined to recognize accomplishments by philanthropists who work together to further a common mission or goal.

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Press Release: Day School MATCH Program Reignited: Field Will Be Injected With $9 Million in New Funds

New York—MATCH, a matching grant program designed to strengthen Jewish day schools by expanding the community of donors, will launch today for the fourth time since 2004. In partnership with the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) and the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), the AVI CHAI and Kohelet Foundations will be matching the first $6 million of new donations to Jewish day schools throughout North America with an additional $3 million, thereby infusing the field with at least $9 million of additional funds.

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Funders Unite to Launch Special Needs and Disabilities Network at JFN

New York—The Jewish Funders Network announced the formation of a peer network of funders dedicated to elevating special needs and disability advocacy in the Jewish community.

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