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Foundation Board Incubator Cohort 4

Jewish teen philanthropy programs provide teens with an opportunity to engage in hands-on philanthropy while learning the Jewish values of tzedakah, gemilut chasadim, and tikkun olam.

Teens make real decisions about real money!

The Foundation Board Incubator is an initiative from JTFN that partners with communities to launch new, high-investment, pluralistic and community-wide Jewish teen philanthropy programs. We work closely with Incubator communities, providing substantial educational and financial resources for up to three years, to ensure program sustainability.

More information about the Foundation Board Incubator.

Proposals accepted, reviewed, and launched on a rolling basis. Programs must start by fall 2018.

JTFN is looking for community partners with:

- Commitment to developing a high quality Jewish teen philanthropy program.
- Local leaders to champion and fund the program and exercise local leadership. 
- An institutional communal host, such as a federation, community foundation, Board of Jewish Education, or Jewish Community Center.

For an application or more information please contact:

Danielle Segal, Program Manager

212.726.0177 x213

Jewish Teen Foundation, San Diego, California

Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 

The Jewish Fund Teen Board, Detroit, Michigan

Teen Giving Project, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

The Giving Initiative, Melbourne, Australia

Jewish Teen Board of Greater Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 Keren Baktana Teen Giving Circles, Israel

Congratulations to the newest members of the JTFN Foundation Board Incubator:

Giving Initiative for Teens, Seattle, Washington

YoPhI, Indianapolis, Indiana

Jewish teen foundations or boards are powerful models of experiential Jewish education that introduce teens to collective grantmaking.

 This group process is guided by Jewish values and provides teen philanthropists-in-training with opportunities to gain new leadership skills. We believe that this early experience with strategic philanthropy will both strengthen their engagement with Jewish life and ensure their commitment to lifelong giving based on Jewish values.


While each teen foundation is tailored to fit the institution and community, this program arc is consistent across our network.

More information on Jewish teen philanthropy.