Impacting Jewish Lives

By Al Levitt

The Foundation Center, June 3, 2010

Since our founding in 2006, the Jim Joseph Foundation has granted nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to organizations that foster compelling, effective learning experiences for young Jews in the United States. It's an impressive figure, to be sure. But more impressive than that number is the number of young people these grants have affected — and the breakthroughs that have been made possible in the fields of Jewish youth and Jewish education.

When we began our grantmaking in 2006, we commissioned Brandeis University's Fisher-Bernstein Institute to research and map Jewish youth education in the United States. The report, Lessons from Mapping Jewish Education, describes new momentum in the area; presents specific insights from Jewish foundations regarding their mission, role, and relationships with other entities; describes trends that are sources of energy and activity in the world of Jewish education; and details the programming, structural, and funding challenges that confront the field.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Youth, Allocations, Foundations, Education, Fundraising and Philanthropy

Name of Publication: Philanthropy News Digest

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