The Jim Joseph Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $17.4 million in support of Jewish learning experiences and the educators who make them possible.
Grants ranging from $250,000 to $9.8 million were awarded to seven organizations. Grant recipients include the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, which will receive $350,000 in support of its efforts to strengthen the leadership pipeline in the Jewish nonprofit sector, and the Center for Jewish Day Schools, which was awarded $2 million in support of its launch and first eighteen months of operation. In addition, the Foundation for Jewish Camp will use the $9.8 million grant it received from the foundation to plan, open, and operate four new camps over the next three years, while the Mayerson JCC in Cincinnati and the Gann Academy in Boston will each receive up to $1.5 million in support of a teen education and engagement initiative and to pilot an early career fellowship program.
"Taken together, this newest slate of grants reaffirms a core principle that dynamic Jewish education can occur at camp, in day schools, through service learning, and numerous other environments," said Al Levitt, president of the Jim Joseph Foundation. "The foundation continues to partner with talented organizations to grow these educational opportunities, to develop and support educators, and to advance the field."