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Rose Youth Foundation: Ten Years of Impact
Rose Community Foundation, November 2011
This document presents the key findings from a report that charts Rose Youth Foundation’s impact in its first 10 years. Rose Youth Foundation (RYF) is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation and is housed under the umbrella of the Foundation’s Jewish Life program area. Started in 2001, RYF is one of the oldest Jewish youth philanthropy programs in the country. Well respected nationally, in 2010 it was named one of North America’s 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits by Slingshot: A Resource Guide for Jewish Innovation. RYF offers Jewish youth an opportunity to learn about strategic philanthropy and to use Jewish values to guide their grantmaking. RYF asks participants to develop a new or deeper understanding of the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (righteous giving), and to build consensus as to the implications of these values for their grantmaking.
Research methods included: 1) online surveys with alumni (with a 45% response rate 55/122), grantees (a 32% response rate 26/79) and parents (32 respondents); 2) interviews with a range of stakeholders; and 3) site visits to four RYF grantees.
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Tice, Karin E. Rose Youth Foundation: Ten Years of Impact. Rose Community Foundation. November 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13451
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