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  • Covenant Foundation awards three for excellence in Jewish education

    The Covenant Foundation has announced the winners of its annual awards for excellence in Jewish education. The awardees, who were picked for their innovative Jewish educational programs, will each receive $36,000, as well as $5,000 for their institutions. They are Dr. Erica Brown, the scholar-in-residence at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the director… 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 ▸

  • E. Ike Eshaghian Foundation gives $1.8 million to Technion

    The E. Ike Eshaghian Foundation has given $1.8 million to the American Technion Society to help kidney research at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. The grant will be used for three core projects that address the causes and complications of a broad range of kidney disease, according to the release from the Technion… More ▸

  • Swiss foundation giving camp scholarships to immigrants to Winnipeg

    The Swiss-based Dorothea Gould Foundation has given $20,000 to a Hebrew immersion camp in Winnipeg to provide two-week scholarships to 17 immigrants. Camp Massad, on Winnipeg Lake, will give the scholarships to children who have settled in the Winnipeg area within the past five years, according to the Canadian Jewish News. Most of the Jewish… More ▸

  • Reitman foundation commits $1.5 million to Case Western Reserve

    The Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation has made a $1.5 million commitment to University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to establish a Chair in cardiovascular innovation at Case’s Cardiovascular Center and at the University Hospitals Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute. The Reitman foundation is a supporting foundation of… More ▸

  • Weinberg foundation gives $8.1 million to develop informal care for the elderly and disabled

    The country’s largest Jewish-centric foundation, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, announced that it will give $8.1 million to 14 organizations that help families and friends who are the primary caregivers to their chronically ill, disabled and elderly loved ones. The grants, which are part of the foundation’s Family and Informal Caregiver Support Program, are… More ▸

  • Eli, Eli, Eli: Broad foundation is stepping up

    As many foundations are cutting back grants, the Eli and Edyth Broad Foundation, one of the country’s largest foundations with Jewish roots, keeps making news with sizable grants. In the past week I have seen the following: A $2.5 million grant to help two New York City charter school systems, according to the Times. (Not… More ▸

  • Some grants before Passover

    A few grants to chew on as Passover settles in: Two big Jewish foundations are collaborating on a compaign against Huntington’s disease, according to the Foundation Center: The Koret Foundation has announced a joint $3.6 million grant with Taube Philanthropies to establish a center for Huntington’s disease (HD) research at the Gladstone Center for Translational… More ▸