Weekend Reading


Special Report: What the Jewish Federations Do With Your Money

Uri BlaueJewish Philanthropy 

For the first time the federations’ finances and practices have been mapped by Haaretz, in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Figures from four years of tax reports by every Jewish Federation in the United States, and dozens of community foundations, have been concentrated into interactive maps.

Report offers New Perspectives on Giving to Religion; Jewish Giving to Synagogues Appears Strong

Robert EvanseJewish Philanthropy 

A just-released report examining charitable giving to houses of worship and other entities supporting religion suggests that Jewish households “are more generous than other households of other religious affiliations” and also notes that “35 percent of Jewish giving is directed to religious entities.”

Jewish Community Foundation [of San Diego] Marks 50 Years, $1.5 Billion in Grants

Chris JenneweinTimes of San Diego 

The San Diego Jewish Community Foundation is [also] the first among Jewish organizations nationwide to offer an impact investing pool.

Make a Big Bet

Elie KaunfereJewish Philanthropy 

I suggest that, overall, we spend too much time thinking about how to allocate too little money.

How to Overcome Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process

Timothy SandovalThe Chronicle of Philanthropy 

If an organization does not evaluate whether its hiring process is fair to everyone, people of color and other minorities may never get a fair shot to work for it.

Tikkun Olam Meets Startup Nation

Maayan HoffmaneJewish Philanthropy 

Social impact businesses are transforming the Israeli landscape, making money and doing lots of good.

Natan Issues New Request for Proposals

eJewish Philanthropy 

Natan is now accepting applications in four program areas: Confronting Antisemitism, Jewish Connections, Jerusalem, and Natan Grants for ROI Entrepreneurs.

Nearly Half of Experienced Donors Plan to Give More This Year, Study Says

Maria Di MentoThe Chronicle of Philanthropy 

The survey found that 45 percent of experienced donors plan to give more money this year than they did in 2016.

Shabbat shalom and have a great weekend.