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B'nai Tzedek

Year Founded: 
2001
Name of Host Organization: 
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Host Setting: 
Jewish Community Foundation
Program Type: 
Individual Giving Account
Funding Areas: 
Israel, Local, National
Program Description: 

The B’nai Tzedek program introduces B’nai Mitzvah students to tzedakah by allowing them to open their own philanthropic funds at the Foundation. This program teaches youth about the needs in the Jewish community and the organizations that help meet those needs. It empowers them to make a positive difference in the world. Using a portion of his/her B’nai Mitzvah gifts, a teen makes a minimum $125 donation to open a fund and the Foundation donates $375 to make a total fund of $500.

  • Every B'nai Tzedek participant earns investment interest for his/her fund
  • Every year participants can grant 10% of the fund to a Jewish organization either locally or in Israel
  • Anyone can add to the fund at any time
Program Contact
Beatrice Fine, Director of Funder Services and Education
Work Phone: 
913-327-4618
5801 West 115th Street, Suite 104
Overland Park, KS 66211 US

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