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Arab Philanthropy: Insights into Strategic Giving

2017-01-09 | Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues

The past decade has seen gradual developments in Arab philanthropy in Israel. While most Arab philanthropy remains almost entirely within traditional and religious charitable customs, there are now Arab organizations and leaders who are looking at it as a vehicle for systemic social change.

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Parents Enthusiastic About PJ Library

2017-01-03 | Canadian Jewish News

PJ Library, which sends free Jewish books monthly to young children, has a “considerable impact” on families’ Jewish life and practices, a survey of Toronto-area families has found. The program was created by JFN member organization The Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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NY Times features OneTable (launched by JFN members)

2016-12-16 | New York Times

A Times article discusses OneTable, launched by JFN members The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life and The Paul E. Singer Foundation. (OneTable is supported by numerous other JFN members.)

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Leichtag Foundation to provide Emergency Grants for Aleppo Emergency Medical Relief

2016-12-14 | Leichtag Foundation

JFN member organization the Leichtag Foundation has approved emergency grants to Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the White Helmets, which are both providing relief directly to the citizens of Aleppo. "We understand these donations are mostly symbolic," the foundation says.

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"Blueprint 2017" Warns of Dangers Facing Civil Society

2016-12-14 | GrantCraft

The distinctions between charitable and political funding are blurring just as citizens' digital activities are tracked more than ever. Government surveillance and the commercial ownership of civil society's digital infrastructure combine to threaten rights to free expression and association.

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Arab Philanthropy: Insights into Strategic Giving

The past decade has seen gradual developments in Arab philanthropy in Israel. While most Arab philanthropy remains almost entirely within traditional and religious charitable customs, there are now Arab organizations and leaders who are looking at it as a vehicle for systemic social change.

Parents Enthusiastic About PJ Library

PJ Library, which sends free Jewish books monthly to young children, has a “considerable impact” on families’ Jewish life and practices, a survey of Toronto-area families has found. The program was created by JFN member organization The Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

NY Times features OneTable (launched by JFN members)

A Times article discusses OneTable, launched by JFN members The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life and The Paul E. Singer Foundation. (OneTable is supported by numerous other JFN members.)

Leichtag Foundation to provide Emergency Grants for Aleppo Emergency Medical Relief

JFN member organization the Leichtag Foundation has approved emergency grants to Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the White Helmets, which are both providing relief directly to the citizens of Aleppo. "We understand these donations are mostly symbolic," the foundation says.

"Blueprint 2017" Warns of Dangers Facing Civil Society

The distinctions between charitable and political funding are blurring just as citizens' digital activities are tracked more than ever. Government surveillance and the commercial ownership of civil society's digital infrastructure combine to threaten rights to free expression and association.