Jim Joseph Foundation Biennial Report | Grantees
The Jim Joseph Foundation invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. We partner with effective organizations that seek to inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.
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GRANTEES BY YEAR

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2014

American Friends of the Israel Museum
Renewal support for educational tours in the Israel Museum for Birthright Israel participants (2014-2016)

American Institutes for Research
Cross Community Evaluation of the Community-based Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative (2014-2018)

Birthright Israel Foundation
Birthright Israel Trip Support (2014)

Board of Jewish Education, Inc.
Development of Learning and Growth Outcomes, Indicators and Measurement Tools for Jewish Teen Education and Engagement

Center for Effective Philanthropy Inc.
Grantee Perception Report

Contemporary Jewish Museum
Innovation Fund 2.0 (2014-2018)

Harold Grinspoon Foundation
PJ Library Alliance (2014-2019)                                                                                                                    

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Organizational Strengthening to Expand Effective Campus-Based Jewish Student Engagement and Experiential Jewish Learning (2014-2015)

Israel Education Resource Center Inc.
Training and Resources in Israel Education Post Operation Protective Edge (2014-2015)

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Jewish Resource Specialist Program (JRS) 2.0 (2014-2017)

Jewish Student Connection
Bridge Funding (2014-2015)

Keshet
To Expand the Keshet Leadership Project to New York and Los Angeles (2014-2016)

Kevah
Support Growth in the Number of Kevah Groups and Kevah Educators in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston and Denver (2014-2017)

National Ramah Commission, Inc.
Jewish Learning Hubs for Young Adult Alumni of Ramah and Young Judaea (2014-2016)

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies North America Inc.
Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and the Pardes Educators Alumni Support Project (2014-2018)

Rose Community Foundation
Community-Based Jewish Teen Education Initiative (2014-2018)

United Jewish Appeal Federation
Jewish Summer Experiences for Teens (2014-2018)

United Jewish Appeal Federation
New York Day School Challenge Fund

2013

Birthright Israel Foundation
Trip Support 2013

Board of Jewish Education, Inc.
Consultation for the Community Based Jewish Teen Initiatives

Brandeis University
Summer Institute for Israel Studies (2014-2015)

Brandeis University
DeLeT Program (2014-2015)

Brandeis University
Brandeis Jewish Leadership Institute for Russian Speaking Jewish Professionals

Bridgespan Group
Technical Assistance for Merger Talks Between Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education and Yeshiva University School Partnership

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.
Community -Based Jewish Teen Education Initiative (2014-2018)

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.
Facing History and Ourselves Partner Jewish Day Schools Project (2013-2018)

George Washington University
Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts: A New Program to Prepare Educators

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
DeLeT Program (2014-2015)

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Transitional Financial Support

Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Inc.
Support for the Institute of Southern Jewish Life Education Fellowship (2013-2015)

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
JCF-NEXT Birthright Experience Pilot

Jewish Jumpstart
General Operating Support of The Sefaria Project

Jewish Student Connection
Bridge Funding for Two Pilot Regions and Capacity Building Support

Moving Traditions
Support for the Program Evaluation of Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!

New York University
The Berman Jewish Policy Archive: Jewish Survey Question Bank (2013-2018)

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies North America Inc.
Bridge Funding and Business Planning (2013-2014)

Reboot, Inc.
Bridge funding to provide general operating support and support capacity building

Regents of the University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society

Repair the World
General Operating Support for Repair the World (2014-2016)

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) 2.0 (2013-2019)

The Israel Institute Inc.
Program Support (2014-2017)

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School Ltd.
Organizational Capacity Building Challenge Grant (2013-2015)

2012

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
JDC Global Learning Networks

Brandeis University
JData 2012-2015

Brandeis University
Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2012-2014

Hazon
Research on Jewish Food, Environmental and Outdoor Education

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
DeLet 2013-2014

Israel Education Resource Center Inc.
iCenter 2013-2015

Jewish Community Center in Manhattan
Jewish Journey Project

Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay
PJ Library 2012-2014

Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
PJ Library 2012-2014

Jewish Federations of North America and United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY Inc.
Hurricane Sandy Relief

Kevah
Teacher Training Program

Mechon Hadar
Program Expansion (2012-2015)

Moishe Foundation
Expanding a Proven Model for Young Adult Jewish Engagement and Education

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies North America Inc
Bridge Funding for the Pardes Educators Alumni Network Support Project

Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education Inc.
General Support (2012-2014)

Regents of the University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society at Berkeley Law

The Wexner Foundation
Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program

Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
New Media in Jewish Studies Collaborative

Union for Reform Judaism
Campaign for Youth Engagement Consultancy

 

2011

American Friends of the Israel Museum
Jewish Heritage Curriculum for Birthright Students

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization Inc.
Educator Immersion Project: Directors of Jewish Enrichment

Brandeis University
Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2011

Bureau of Jewish Education of San Francisco, Marin County and the Peninsula
BASIS Implementation and Documentation 2011-2012

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.
B’Yadenu: demonstration project to create an effective model for serving students with special learning needs in Jewish day schools

Foundation for Jewish Camp, Inc.
Specialty Camps Incubator 2

Foundation for Jewish Camp, Inc.
Nadiv: Senior Jewish Educators in Camps & Schools

Foundation for Jewish Camp, Inc.
High Value – Low Cost Jewish Summer Camp Feasibility Study

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Israel on Campus Coalition: 2011 Mobilization for Israel on Campus

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Center for Israel Engagement: Campus Israel Teach-Ins

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
PJ Library Renewal (2011-2014)

Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay
PJ Library Renewal (2011-2014)

Moishe Foundation
Planning for Strategic Growth

New York University
Berman Jewish Policy Archive: Jewish Survey Question Bank

Repair the World
Jewish Service-Learning in Israel

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School
Organizational Capacity Building Challenge Grant

2010

American Institutes for Research
Evaluation of the JJF Education Initiative

American Jewish World Service, Inc.
Where Do You Give?: Reimagining Tzedakah for the 21st Century

Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
The DeLeT-MAT Project 2010-2014

Brandeis University
JData 2011

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.; Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles; Jewish Federation of the North Shore, Inc.; and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Jewish Education Challenge Grant

FJC: A Foundation of Donor Advised Funds
Jewish New Media Innovation Fund

Israel Education Resource Center Inc.
General Supoort of the iCenter (2011-2012)

Israel Education Resource Center Inc.
Toldot Yisrael: Pilot Educational Project

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Early Childhood Education Initiative – Jewish Resource Specialist

Jewish Community Relations Council
Institute for Curriculum Services – National Teacher Training Initiative

Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative Inc.
General Support of JECEI (2011-2012)

Jewish Funders Network
Support 2010 International Conference

Jewish Student Connection
Expansion and Capacity Support

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Establish and provide financial support for The Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies

The Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, Inc.
North Shore Teen Initiative (2012-2013)

2009

Bar Ilan University in Israel
Jim Joseph Foundation Fellows Program

Birthright Israel Foundation
Summer 2009 supplemental support

Birthright Israel Foundation
2009 Trip Support

Brandeis University
Phase three of the implementation of JData into a fully functional Jewish education database website

Brandeis University
To support research titled: Understanding the Birthright Israel Generation: A Longitudinal Study of Jewish Identity and Engagement

Bureau of Jewish Education of San Francisco, Marin County and the Peninsula
Implementation of BASIS: the education and engagement project in the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish schools

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.; Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles; Jewish Federation of the North Shore, Inc.; and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Education Emergency Grant

Foundation for Jewish Culture
Jewish Studies Expansion Project

Hebrew at the Center, Inc.
Capacity Building

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Yeshiva University
Education Initiative to increase the number of high-quality educators

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Third Space Conference

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Peoplehood Index Project

Jewish Film Festival
New Jewish Filmmaking Project New Media Alumni Initiative

Mechon Hadar
Program Expansion of Yeshivat Hadar

Moishe Foundation
Education, Expansion, Organizational Capacity

Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education Inc.
North American Day School Leadership Conference

Sesame Workshop
Shalom Sesame Educational Initiative

University of Southern California
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education–International Digital Access Outreach and Research Conference

Upstart Bay Area
Experiential Education Training for Leaders of New Jewish Initiatives

2008

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization Inc.
San Francisco Bay Area regional activities

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization Inc.
Professional Development Institute Cohorts 2 and 3

Bar Ilan University in Israel
Planning Grant for the Jim Joseph Fellows Program

Birthright Israel Foundation
Birthright for the Next Generation

Birthright Israel Foundation
Birthright Israel trip participant support for 2008-2012

Brandeis University
Birthright Community Studies

Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
DeLeT MAT program 2009-2010

Brandeis University
Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2009-2010

Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles
A planning grant for Jewish day high school affordability

Bureau of Jewish Education of San Francisco, Marin County and the Peninsula
Bay Area Jewish day school Israel education project

Contemporary Jewish Museum
Innovation Fund

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.
Model schools project in Jewish day schools in Boston and Los Angeles

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Yeshiva University
Planning Grant for the Jim Joseph Foundation Educational Investment Initiative

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Senior Jewish Educator/Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay; and Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
PJ Library

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Educational Planner

Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative Inc.
General Support of JECEI (2009-2010)

Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
High school affordability initiative

Jewish Federation of Tulsa
To continue to engage BTW Informing Change (BTW) in the research and planning of an initiative in Jewish Service Learning

Mechon Hadar
Support of Yeshivat Hadar

New Teacher Center
JNTP Expansion into Baltimore and Washington DC

New York University
Jim Joseph Foundation Graduate Student Fellowships

Reboot, Inc.
Five Year Expansion

Repair the World
Platform for Jewish Service Learning

The Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation, Inc.
To strengthen and expand day school teacher professional development program

The Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, Inc.
North Shore Teen Initiative

2007

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization Inc.
Professional Development Initiative Cohort 1

Bar Ilan University in Israel
Construction of Jim Joseph Building for Jewish Education and Values

Birthright Israel Foundation
2007-2008 Trip participation for 25 and 26-year olds; post-trip follow up; marketing; and operations

Brandeis University
Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Brandeis University
Jewish education research website

Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
DeLeT MAT program

Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles March of the Living

Contemporary Jewish Museum and Reboot, Inc.
DAWN: A Shavuot Celebration at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Foundation for Jewish Camp, Inc.
JWest Campership

Foundation for Jewish Camp, Inc.
New Specialty Camps Incubator 1

Institute for Southern Jewish Life, Inc.
Itinerant Jewish Education Program

Israel Education Resource Center Inc.
Development of national Israel education center

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Initiative in Jewish Early Childhood Education

Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative Inc.
General Support of JECEI

Jewish Education Service of North America, Inc.
Israel Education Planning Grant

Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
Jewish education in Greater New Orleans

Jewish Federation of Tulsa
Jewish Service Learning Initiative Study by BTW Informing Change

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies North America Inc.
Pardes Educators Program Alumni Network

Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education Inc.
Day School Leadership Task Force planning

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Planning grant for renewing the doctoral concentration in Jewish education

The Curriculum Initiative, Inc.
2008-2009 General Support

The Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, Inc.
Planning Grant for North Shore Teen Initiative

The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Melamdim: Training community high school teachers for North America

2006

Birthright Israel Foundation
2006 birthright trip participation

Jewish Funders Network
MATCH: the Jewish Day School Matching Grants Initiative

Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education Inc.
2006-2012 General Support

The Curriculum Initiative, Inc.
General Operating Support

Yeshiva University
Global Learning Initiative