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  • Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund to close and be split three ways

    One of the country’s largest Jewish foundations will close in two years and its assets will be divided among the foundations of its founder’s heirs. The San Francisco-based Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, which has about $280 million in assets, will close at the end of 2012, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The 60-year-old… More ▸

  • Fundermentalist from Phoenix at the JFN conference

    For the next couple of days, I’ll be filing from Phoenix, where the Jewish Funders Network is holding its annual conference. Some 250 funders and professionals from foundations that give more than $25,000 per year to Jewish causes are gathered here at the Biltmore Hotel, the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired hotel where I am told Clark… More ▸

  • Schusterman supported CLI to give $400,000 to young innovators through new ROI grants

    Young Jewish innovators will receive some $400,000 through two new grant programs. The Center for Leadership Initiatives, an operating foundation founded by Lynn Schusterman, has announced that it will give out grants to alumni of its ROI fellowship program, a leadership development program that it runs in Israel through the Center for Leadership Initiatives. The… More ▸

  • $35 million Diller Cancer Center to open at UCSF Monday

    A new cancer center at the University of California at San Francisco that was built with a $35 million gift to the school given by Helen and Sanford Diller was set to open Monday, according to the San Francisco Gate. The Dillers have given away more than $200 million since opening their family foundation in… More ▸

  • Globe: Foundations cut back giving

    The Boston Globe, this morning, has a story about foundations cutting back their giving because of falling investments. The story also focuses on a couple of Jewish foundations that lost money the old fashioned way. They had it stolen: Some foundations that invested money with financier Bernard L. Madoff are in even worse shape. The… More ▸

  • Weinberg Foundation puts temporary halt on accepting requests for grants

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