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Teens announce grants

A group of teenage funders announced the first recipients of its pilot grant program.

The Jewish Teen Funders Network, the teen philanthropy arm of the Jewish Funders Network, awarded $10,000 per year for three years to 10 youth philanthropy organizations. The recipients will also receive training and help with program development. Most are affiliated with Jewish day schools.

Among the recipients were: Abrams Hebrew Academy Student Philanthropy Program in Yardley, Pa.; the Columbus Jewish Youth Foundation in Columbus, Ohio; and the Ramah Philanthropy Initiative in New York.

“We are confident that the foundation provided by Jewish youth philanthropy programs will strengthen the teens’ insight and commitment to philanthropy, and that the alumni of these programs will engage in lifelong giving within the framework of Jewish values,” said Ricky Shechtel, co-founder of the Teen Funders Network and current chairman of the Jewish Funders Network.

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