Covid-19 Response

COVID-19 is one of the most serious global public health threats in modern history. And it is also creating enormous economic upheaval worldwide, endangering the entire nonprofit sector, including Jewish communal infrastructure. Jewish Funders Network is working to ensure philanthropic responses are coordinated and effective by listing the needs and responses sector by sector and sharing resources here. Together, we can help meet the many needs of our community, and of our entire world.

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Foundations Respond to Crisis: A Moment of Transformation?

Foundations Respond to Crisis: A Moment of Transformation?

Amid the compounded crises of COVID-19 and the long-standing structural inequities and racism the pandemic is exacerbating, the myriad calls for funders to make fundamental changes in how they approach their work have grown in number and intensity. How are foundations...

“Broke: The Game.” What Would You Do?

“Broke: The Game.” What Would You Do?

https://youtu.be/PvgnOxTS95g Join JFN, the National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty, and Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, for a special program to learn about a groundbreaking new game that educates people about the realities of poverty in the United...

Maintaining Human Connection in a World Gone Virtual

Maintaining Human Connection in a World Gone Virtual

Watch Video Here As the pandemic restrictions continue, many still find themselves in remote work arrangements. The ongoing effort to maintain human connection in these settings—to co-workers, grantees, family members, and more—is a challenging one. After adjusting to...

Applied Research: A Powerful Tool for Making Change

Applied Research: A Powerful Tool for Making Change

https://youtu.be/CbGP93-wHHM Strategic philanthropy depends upon good data and research—however it’s not only about the data you have, but what you do with it. In order to make good decisions and work effectively with nonprofit partners to drive change, funders must...

Addressing Jewish Poverty in the Age of Covid: Funding Briefs

Addressing Jewish Poverty in the Age of Covid: Funding Briefs

The pandemic has brought on seismic shifts in all aspects of daily life and impacted all sectors of society and tiers of professional life. But those most vulnerable among us are clearly now and in the near future facing the most dire consequences. Those living...

Post-Crisis Spiritual Transformation and the Future of Jewish Life

Post-Crisis Spiritual Transformation and the Future of Jewish Life

https://youtu.be/lXUKUyawBTA A conversation between JFN President and CEO Andrés Spokoiny and Rabbi Shai Held of Hadar, part of Aspire: JFN's First Annual High Holidays Gathering. Rabbi Held–theologian, scholar, and educator–is President, Dean, and Chair in Jewish...