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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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...

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...