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Chronicle of Philanthropy: Philanthropists Should Take Advantage of Their Bully Pulpit

"It’s time for more philanthropists to undertake their own advocacy, to break the mold and promote more action," writes JFN Board member Jay Ruderman.

How the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Gets Behind Workforce Development with Matching Grants

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, in partnership with Jewish Funders Network, announced $9.3 million in total funding for a matching grant initiative intended to energize the philanthropic community in the area of workforce development.

Michael Douglas' Mixed-Faith Message for Every Religion

Michael Douglas gave a Yom Kippur sermon at at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford, NY, speaking about intermarriage and the matching grant he initiated with JFN and The Genesis Prize.

Final IRS Final International Grantmaking Rules Released.

In 2012, the Department of Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations applicable to private foundations seeking to make grants to foreign organizations using equivalency determinations. Now Treasury and the IRS have published a final version of these rules in the Federal Register.

In Toronto, New Coordinator and Teen Board Fall Into Place

The Jewish Teen Board is in its first year as part of the second cohort in JTFN’s Foundation Board Incubator, an initiative that brings Jewish teen philanthropy programs into cities without an existing Jewish teen founda

Member Spotlight:The Amy Mandel & Katina Rodis Fund

We are proud to present our new blog series: Member Spotlights. Each month we will feature one JFN member organization and the incredible philanthropic work they do.

Getting Past the Hamster Wheel

A blog post by Andrés Spokoiny, President & CEO of JFN, for the Grantcraft blog.

Living Our Deaths (Rosh Hashanah 5776)

A holiday message from JFN's President and CEO, Andrés Spokoiny


We don't like to talk about it much, but one of the main themes of the High Holidays is death.