Jim Joseph Foundation Announces $24 Million in Grants

The Jim Joseph Foundation in San Francisco has announced two rounds of grants totaling nearly $24 million in support of Jewish education.

Grant recipients include the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which was awarded $3 million to expand its Entwine young adult service division and increase the number of young adults participating in immersive Jewish service experiences; the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, which will receive $971,620 over three years to create a CEO on-boarding pilot program; Brandeis University, which was awarded $600,000 in continuing support for its Summer Institute for Israel Studies; and Hazon, Inc., which will receive $7.5 million in support of a fellowship program and other activities.

In addition, the foundation awarded a general operating support grant of $2.65 million over four years to Reboot, Inc. to sustain, strengthen, and amplify the organization's experiential programs for Jews in their 20s and 30s; $3.2 million to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to match support for a new multi-faceted education initiative designed to increase the number of Chicago-based teens engaged in high-quality Jewish-learning experiences; and $4.2 million to the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles to deepen the quality of learning experiences provided to Jewish teens in Los Angeles and double the number of teens engaged in Jewish life.

"These two rounds of grant awards reflect an especially exciting moment for Jewish education and the grantees with which we partner," said Jim Joseph Foundation president Al Levitt. "Whether in Israel education, teacher preparation, Jewish camping, service-learning, or other well-conceived efforts to engage youth and young adults, there are many new opportunities to both deepen and create more dynamic Jewish learning experiences."