In 2018, Jewish Funders Network created a new initiative: the Center for Family Philanthropy at JFN Israel, the first program in Israel to tackle the distinct issues and opportunities that family philanthropy presents.
The National Center for Family Philanthropy in the U.S. is a model and has been working with JFN Israel staff as a key partner in this project.Read more
Ethan Davidson, Director of the William Davidson Foundation, shares the ongoing story of his life in music and philanthropy, and how he's struggling with the need to beat his own path while still honoring his father's legacy.Read more
Veronica Dagher, The Wall Street Journal, Mar 19, 2017Read more
There’s just something about giving circles that warms the philanthropic heart.
The concept is simple. Friends or families to pool donations so their contributions can have a bigger impact with the organizations awarded grants. When they work like they’re intended, giving circles are among the purest, most egalitarian forms of philanthropy. Members come together to vet grant applications, choose finalists and then have an equal vote over who makes the cut. There’s no bureaucracy, no predetermined agenda to fulfill, just a desire to do good.Read more
Cathy Pharoah, Charles Keidan and Jillian Gordon, ESRC Research Centre for Charitable Giving, Pears Foundation and Hunter Centre for EntrepreneurshipRead more
Family Philanthropy Beyond Borders: Best Practices for Family Foundations with Geographically Dispersed Board Members
Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, J. F Maddox FoundationRead more