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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 ▸

  • Jim Joseph disappointed others did not meet their challenge

    A year ago, in early March, one of the country’s largest Jewish foundations — the Jim Joseph Foundation, worth about $800 million — tried to inspire other mega donors to step forward with emergency funding by making available $11 million in matching grants for an emergency gift to help five communities deal with the high… More ▸

  • Guest post: Other orgs can learn from post Birthright peer-to-peer success

    As a JPost writer and the director of Birthright NEXT debate whether there is enough follow-up programing for the 220,000 alumni of Birthright Israel trips, the Jim Joseph Foundation’s Josh Miller says that other organizations can learn from what successful follow-up initiatives have found works: The recent dialogue between Rabbi Daniel Brenner from Birthright Israel… More ▸

  • The great incubator debate continues

    It’s getting colder here in New York, but the debate started at JTA by my former colleague Daniel Sieradski over funding for Jewish innovation remains burning hot. In case you’ve missed it (and haven’t spoken to anyone in the world of Jewish social entrepreneurs during the past few weeks): After attending an information session about… 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 ▸

  • Jim Joseph Foundation gives $12 million to seminaries to improve Jewish education

    The Jim Joseph Foundation will give $12 million to three Jewish seminaries to help train new Jewish educators across the Jewish denominational spectrum, the foundation announced Tuesday. The grants will be given over a five year period to the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary, the Reform Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Modern… More ▸

  • Adapting to the recession: Mechon Hadar

    More evidence that the Jewish nonprofit world is grabbing onto the notion that grassroots fund-raising is necessary as major donors have become harder to tap in the recession: The egalitarian independent yeshiva Mechon Hadar is trying to raise significant dollars in small gifts to fill its end of a $1 million matching grant. Mechon Hadar,… More ▸

  • Adapting to the recession: The Birthright Israel Foundation

    In an effort to become a better resource to nonprofits, The Fundermentalist will keep a running update on what organizations are doing to adapt their fund-raising strategies in the recession. We are putting these strategies out there for you to consider for your own organization. And if your organization has tried something new or is… More ▸