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  • Jim Joseph Foundation to give $12 million to Stanford for Jewish studies doctoral program

    The Jim Joseph Foundation will give Stanford University $12 million to renew its Jewish education studies department. The foundation will give the grant to Stanford’s School of Education (SUSE) to create a doctoral concentration in education and Jewish studies and to establish and endow a Jim Joseph Professorship in Education and Jewish Studies.  The gift… More ▸

  • What we know about the Joshua Venture finalists

    In April, the Joshua Venture Group will announce its new batch of eight fellows — each of whom will receive some $80,000 in funding and tens of thousands more in professional development and mentoring service to help build innovative Jewish startups. The group received 131 applications this winter and has narrowed its search to 18… More ▸

  • 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 ▸