Jim Joseph Foundation Awards $5.3 Million for Jewish Education

The Jim Joseph Foundation in San Francisco has announced grants totaling $5.25 million to Jewish education organizations.

Recipients include the Birthright Israel Foundation, which was awarded $2.5 million to provide support for Jewish youths participating in its programs in Israel; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, which will receive up to $1.2 million over four years for its Innovation Fund 2.0; the American Institutes for Research, which was awarded up to $800,000 over four years to fund a cross-grant evaluation of community-based Jewish teen education and engagement initiatives in as many as ten communities; and Kevah, which will receive up to $750,000 to increase the number of Jewish learning communities for young adults in the Bay Area, Boston, and Denver.

"Many of these new grants build on the previous determined work of grantees to create more Jewish learning opportunities," said Al Levitt, president of the Jim Joseph Foundation. "We are excited to help successful initiatives expand and evolve to engage even more Jewish youth and young adults in vibrant Jewish life."

"Jim Joseph Foundation Awards $5.25 Million in Grants at Latest Board Meeting." Jim Joseph Foundation Press Release 11/19/2014.