FEATURED GRANTEE: UpStart

FEATURED GRANTEE: UpStart
As it marks its 10-year anniversary and completes a landmark merger, UpStart embarks on its next phase to support communities advancing innovation in Jewish education and Jewish life.

Launching an Investment Strategy in Jewish Educational Leadership

Are we investing in the same people twice? Spoiler Alert – the answer is “Yes!”
A common question in philanthropy is whether there is double counting of the number of beneficiaries a funder’s grant dollars serves. Often, by asking this question, there is an implicit bias that reaching the same individuals more often than a single intervention is not a desired outcome. 

GUEST BLOG: Making the most of technology in Jewish education

GUEST BLOG:Making the most of technology in Jewish education
We believe that Judaism, a 4,000-year-old endeavor, has something important and timeless to say about building character and values; about dignity, persistence and survival skills; about humor, art and joy — all necessary attributes to build that better future. And we believe that media and technology have a place in this process to engage, model and teach. 

FEATURED EVALUATION: Smart Money: Recommendations for an Educational Technology and Digital Engagement Investment Strategy

FEATURED EVALUATION: Smart Money: Recommendations for an Educational Technology and Digital Engagement Investment Strategy
Learn how technological developments have the potential to enhance teaching and learning modalities—Jewish teaching and learning in particular—and how funders might invest strategically in new technology tools and in experts to advance Jewish education. 

Jim Joseph

 In celebration of the Foundation's ten years of grantmaking, watch a short film about Jim Joseph, his family, and his remarkable legacy 










Are we investing in the same people twice? Spoiler Alert – the answer is “Yes!”

By Steven Green on May 17th, 2017

A common question in philanthropy is whether there is double counting of the number of beneficiaries a funder’s grant dollars serves. Often, by asking this question, there is an implicit bias that reaching the same individuals more often than a single intervention is not a desired outcome. ...More

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