Philanthropy

Survey: Jews Give Less To Their Congregations Than Non-Jews Do

01/13/2014
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Most American Jews give at least some of their charitable donations to organizations that have some connection to Jewish life, although a substantial part of the community continues to give generously to non-Jewish causes, according to a new demographic study to be released later this week.

Making A Move At Cummings

A Jewish foundation's new universal priorities fuel fresh look at communal values.

12/04/2013
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Several weeks ago the Nathan Cummings Foundation, a stalwart in the Jewish philanthropic community for 25 years, announced that its new strategic plan calls for focusing on two specific areas: inequality and climate change.

Gary Rosenblatt

‘Next Gen’ Has No Monopoly On Wise, Caring Givers

09/03/2013
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On the basis of my experience in raising billions of dollars for NYU for the past 30 years, from donors who were young and old, I strongly disagree with the following statement in the article headlined “Next-Gen Givers Want To Blaze Own Philanthropic Path” (Aug. 16): “The younger donors want their giving to be information-driven, hands-on, impact-focused, proactive, and peer- oriented.”

Naomi Levine

Blazing Their Own Philanthropic Path

Newer donors committed to Jewish causes, but want giving to be hands-on, report finds.

08/14/2013
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In a major new report on “next-gen” Jewish giving whose findings are likely to produce a collective sigh of relief among nervous communal professionals, young Jews of means appear seriously committed to donating to Jewish causes. And they are often moved to do so by a strong sense of Jewish and secular values passed down from their families.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, sporting the company’s latest invention, is a giver to Jewish causes.  Getty Images

Young Donors Give In New Ways

Major new report reveals that affluent young Jews are still committed to Jewish causes, and want a 'seat at the table.'

08/08/2013
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In a major new report on “next-gen” Jewish giving whose findings are likely to produce a collective sigh of relief among nervous communal professionals, young Jews of means appear seriously committed to donating to Jewish causes. And they are often moved to do so by a strong sense of Jewish and secular values passed down from their families.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin, seen here sporting the company's latest invention, is a giver to a Jewish causes. Getty Images

Real-Estate Investing, Hillel Style

With new luxury dorm, Orlando philanthropists offer local Jewish campus group a permanent funding stream.

05/14/2013
JTA

Orlando, Fla.  — Real estate developer Hank Katzen has a conviction: If you build it, they will come.

Except this is no baseball field in an Iowa cornfield. It’s a $60 million, 600,000-square-foot luxury dormitory at the nation’s second-largest college campus, the University of Central Florida in this city.

When it opens in August, the new dorm will push the bounds of cushiness. Every room has en-suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs.

Orlando real estate developer Hank Katzen. Uriel Heilman

Ten Commandments Of Smart Philanthropy

03/12/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Recent decades have seen incredible growth in independent philanthropy. In the past 10 years, the number of donor-advised funds has multiplied fourfold; the number of foundations has grown five-fold in the last 20.

Andres Spokoiny

Jewish Teen Giving Up By 52 Percent

01/10/2013
Staff Writer

Jewish teens in the United States who take part in the Jewish Teen Funders Network are making more charitable contributions, and they are giving mostly to Jewish causes.

Slingshot Releases 8th Annual Guide

More women, rabbis head featured organizations this year.

11/06/2012
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The Jewish grantmaker Slingshot Fund released its eighth annual guide for funders on Monday, including a 14 percentage point increase in the number of organizations headed by women, the organization said in a press release.

Slingshot's new guide features 19 new organizations. Photo courtesy Slingshot Fund

Training Teens To Give

06/12/2012
Staff Writer

On Long Island, the b’nai mitzvah project has found an older sibling: philanthropy. Decades after community service became a standard part of the American bar and bat mitzvah experience, rabbis and educators are trying build on those earlier lessons in empathy by teaching Jewish teens how to make grants to nonprofits.

Teen philanthropists donated to the Joint Distribution Committee, which supports Jewish life in India. Richard Lord/JDC
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