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.
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.Read more
Until the JFNA General Assembly, earlier this month in Baltimore, I didn’t know that the famous Exodus ship, the one that brought the world’s attention to the plight of Jewish Holocaust Survivors trying to break the British blockade into the Land of Israel, was built in and fitted in the Baltimore shipyards. The crew was even partially composed of Baltimore Jews.Read more
A few months ago, the Jewish Funders Network organized a series of events to discuss the “JDub case,” how as a community we support organizations as they transition from new and exciting to what we call the “mezzanine” stage of funding. JDub was a great organization, producing contemporary Jewish music and art, and it became the poster-child for young adult engagement in the Jewish Community: innovative, cool, grassroots, refreshing. It was the model start-up”, the organization that couldn’t fail.
And yet, it did.Read more