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  • 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 ▸

  • Aguiar gives $500,000 for free Chabad seder program

    Leor Energy CEO Guma Aguiar, who has emerged in recent months as a major player in the Jewish philanthropy world, has given $500,000 over the past year to Chabad-Lubavitch for its rabbis to run free Passover Seders all over the world. In recent months, Aguiar has also made contributions to Nefesh B’Nefesh ($8 million), The… More ▸

  • Russian philanthropists make another big grant

    The Genesis Philanthropy Group, which was started by four Jewish Russian billionaires, has given yet another big grant to help the Russian speaking North American community. The group has given $2.7 million to the Wexner Foundation to create two Wexner Heritage classes with the UJA Federation of New York that would be comprised of Russian speaking… More ▸

  • Genesis Philanthropy Group makes $10.8 million grant to Brandeis University

    Here’s the release from Brandeis: WALTHAM, Massachusetts – The Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG), a foundation dedicated to strengthening Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews worldwide, has committed up to $10.8 million to Brandeis University to establish the Brandeis Genesis Institute for Russian-speaking Jewry and to provide scholarships at Brandeis for undergraduate and graduate students. The Genesis… More ▸

  • JFN has $750,000 for matching grants for Israeli environmental projects

    The Jewish Funders Network Sunday announced that it has a pool $750,000 to give matching grants to first time gifts to environmental projects in Israel. The JFN, which has some 900 members, is open to individuals and foundations granting at least $25,000 annually to Jewish and/or secular causes. The Jewish Funders Network/Richard and Rhoda Goldman… More ▸

  • AJWS gives out $5.7 million

    The American Jewish World Service has announced $5.7 million in grants that will go to 224 different grassroots organizations across the world. Here are the details from AJWS:   AJWS ANNOUNCES $5.7 MILLION IN NEW GRANTS February 24, 2009; New York, NY— American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has recently awarded more than $5.7 million to… More ▸