As seen on eJewishphilathropy.com, on December 7, 2016.
The Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN), the leading resource for growing and strengthening the field of Jewish teen philanthropy, Foundation Board Incubator. The Foundation Board Incubator is an initiative from JTFN, funded by Laura Lauder and the Maimonides Fund, that partners with communities to launch new, high-investment, pluralistic and community-wide Jewish teen philanthropy programs. Jewish teen foundations (or boards) are a powerful model of Jewish teen engagement. Utilizing experiential education, Jewish teen foundations introduce teens to collective grantmaking. The group process is guided by Jewish values and provides teens with opportunities to engage, hands-on, in tzedakah, gemilut chasadim, and tikkun olam through strategic philanthropy.cohort of its
Proposals are accepted, reviewed, and launched on a rolling basis. Programs in Cohort 4 must start by fall 2018.
Success in the Foundation Board Incubator program spans across the United States, including the Jewish Teen Foundation in San Diego, CA, the Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston in Boston, MA, The Jewish Fund Teen Board in Detroit, MI, and the Teen Giving Project in Philadelphia, PA. It continues in programs worldwide at The Giving Initiative in Melbourne, Australia, the Jewish Teen Board of Greater Toronto in Toronto, Canada and Keren Baktana Teen Giving Circles in Israel. "It is so rewarding to be able to bring Jewish teen philanthropy to so many new communities around the world,” says Ricky Shechtel, JTFN's co-founder. “We are thrilled to be building a platform for informed and passionate future Jewish leaders.”
Applications for JTFN’s Foundation Board Incubator Cohort 4 are now open. Find more information here
The Jewish Teen Funders Network is a central resource for the growing field of Jewish teen philanthropy. JTFN creates, connects, and supports Jewish teen philanthropy programs around the world, offering programming resources, professional development, and program consultations. JTFN was created in 2006 as a program of the Jewish Funders Network, an international organization dedicated to maximizing the quality and impact of Jewish philanthropy. To learn more about Jewish teen philanthropy visit www.jtfn.org.