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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NYC Covid Response & Impact Fund Report

NYC Covid Response & Impact Fund Report

On March 20, 2020, a group of donors (including UJA-Federation of New York) announced that they were launching the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund to provide emergency financial support to help small and midsize nonprofits respond to emerging needs, cover...

National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty: January Newsletter

National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty: January Newsletter

The National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty is a collaborative of funders, Jewish Federations, direct service providers, researchers, media outlets, and advocates dedicated to fighting poverty in the American Jewish community. Founded in 2019, it is coordinated by...

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Jewish Philanthropy in the West

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Jewish Philanthropy in the West

In this session from When the Smoke Clears, JFN West's first annual convening, Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director, Jews of Color Initiative; Elana Schuldt, President and CEO, Rodan Family Foundation; and Jon Marker, Senior Program Officer, Jim Joseph Foundation,...

Kids, Families and Covid-19

This KIDS COUNT policy report examines how households with children are faring during the pandemic. Its findings are primarily based on surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread economic damage and isolated...

JFN Members Increased & Expanded Their Giving In Response to Covid

JFN Members Increased & Expanded Their Giving In Response to Covid

I’m delighted to share an important new report have published documenting JFN members’ generous philanthropy during the first six months of the Covid pandemic. Our study finds that faced with unprecedented needs, Jewish philanthropists and foundations...

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...