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  • Beker Foundation gives $1 million to help start Shalem College

    The New York-based Beker Foundation will give $1 million to the Shalem Center to help start the Shalem College, Israel’s first liberal arts college, according to the Center.  The College, set to open in 2012, has been seeded with a $5 million matching grant from the Conduit Foundation.  Here is the press release from Shalem:… More ▸

  • Birthright foundation announces matching grants program

    The Birthright Israel Foundation on Thursday announced a new matching grant program for 2010. The program will give a dollar-for-dollar match on any increase in donations to the foundation based on 2008 gifts. That means if a donor gave $100 in 2008, and  gives $120 in 2010, the $20 increase would be matched by the… More ▸

  • Shalem Center receives $5 million to start liberal arts college in Israel

     The Shalem Center in Jerusalem received a $5 million matching grant from the Chicago based Conduit Foundation to start Israel’s first liberal arts college, the Jerusalem Post reports. The creation of the country’s first liberal arts college took a step closer to becoming a reality on Sunday, with the announcement of a $5 million donation… More ▸

  • Mandel Foundation gives $12 million to the Israel Museum

    The Cleveland-based Mandel Foundation has given $12 million to the Israel Museum to complete the museum’s $100 million expansion campaign, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. From the Plain Dealer: The Mandel’s gift will pay for the reconstruction and the reinstallation of the museum’s newly named Jack, Joseph and Morten Mandel Wing for Jewish Art… More ▸

  • That’s alota Jewish grants: Weinberg foundation releases its 2009 grants

    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation released its annual report Nov. 4, disclosing more than $100 million in grants to organizations that serve several categories – elder adults, health and disabilities among them. While the Baltimore-based foundation gives tens of millions of dollars to general causes each year, the majority of its grants go to… More ▸

  • Weinberg foundation to announce $100 million in grants.

    The country’s largest Jewish-focused foundation, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, will announce roughly $100 million in grants at its annual public meeting in Baltimore Nov. 4. The foundation will surely give a large percentage of those gifts to Jewish organizations. Though $100 million is still a lot of money, the foundation before the recession… More ▸

  • D.C day school receives $5 million gift

    An anonymous donor has given a $5 million challenge gift to the Jewish Primary Day School in Washington. The gift, which was announced last week, will go to rennovating the school’s facilities and scholarships. Here’s the press release: DC JEWISH DAY SCHOOL RECEIVES $5M CHALLENGE GIFT  The Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital,… More ▸

  • Genesis Group announces $1.2 million in grants

    The Genesis Philanthropy Group has announced $1.2 million in new grants in the former Soviet Union, Israel and North America. Grant were made to a number of organizations, including Hillel in the former Soviet Union, the UJA Federation of New York, the Claims Conference’s Lo Tishkach initiative, and Chabad in Moscow. In Israel, grants went… More ▸

  • JFN awards $1.5 million in grants to Israeli environmental orgs

    The Jewish Funders Network and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund have awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to Israeli nonprofit environmental organizations, The 24 grants will go to 13 organizations and were part of a matching grant program initiated by the Goldman fund. The fund put up $750,000 to match gifts of between… More ▸

  • New Jim Joseph grant shows that pluralism pays

    The Jim Joseph Foundation, which is cementing its position as one of the most significant Jewish foundations around, gave out another big grant this week — $12 million to three Jewish seminaries to help recruit and train new educators across the denominational spectrum. The grants will be given over a five-year period to the Conservative… More ▸