Grantmaking

New Grants in July

The Fund’s Board of Trustees met in July and approved $1.23M in grants to 20 organizations. With these decisions, the Fund’s 2014 support of vital organizations working in the arts, economic security, education and Jewish life comes to nearly $7.1M. Details are here, along with information about all of our grants made or renewed in the past two years or

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JFCS/East Bay Program Featured on PRI The World

Fund grantee Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay’s LGBT Refugee Services program is featured in Monica Campbell’s stories published this week on Public Radio International’s The World. If you missed it on KQED Radio, you can listen to the audio over at PRI: An Iraqi who served the US military gets a new life, and gender identity, in

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Hope SF’s New Approach to Public Housing Garnering National Attention

The Fund has been an early investor in HOPE SF, the ambitious initiative to rebuild public housing and improve the lives of public housing residents while creating new mixed-income neighborhoods. Pam David, the Fund’s Executive Director, serves on the public/private partnership’s steering committee, and was interviewed for a thoughtful new article in the National Journal,

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Year Up on 60 Minutes

Year Up, a Fund grantee since 2010, was featured on 60 Minutes this past Sunday.  It’s a wonderful news piece that does a great job of explaining how Year Up meets the hiring needs of technology and finance businesses –where a real talent shortage exists at the entry level– while giving very disadvantaged young adults the

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CWAE’s Quiet Time Program in the News

In 2007, a school meditation initiative was quietly launched in the San Francisco Unified School District.  The district knew that it would be controversial but they needed to find a way to address student stress and trauma when broadly accepted approaches were not effective or scalable enough to transform schools. The Center for Wellness and

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Grantees in the News: HOPE SF and the Walking School Bus

The Chron ran Lois Kazakoff’s article about the Walking School Bus on November 29th. The article does a great job of describing one of the innovative programs HOPE SF has launched to address safety and increase school attendance of kids in public housing on Potrero Hill. We’re very proud how this project engages and supports resident leadership

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Haas Sr. Grantees on the Slingshot List

W&EHF has long admired the creativity and entrepreneurship of our grantees. It’s particularly satisfying when our views are validated by a national organization. The 2013/14 Slingshot list of the 50 most innovative Jewish organizations was just released and we are pleased to note that five of our current grantees and one previous grantee made the

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New Grants in July

The Fund’s Board of Trustees met in July and approved $1.52M in grants to 28 organizations. With these decisions, the Fund’s 2013 support of vital organizations working in the arts, economic security, education and Jewish life comes to nearly $7.3M. Details are here, along with information about all of our grants made or renewed in the past two

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New Grants in April

The Fund’s Board of Trustees met in early April and approved $1.71M in grants to 21 organizations. With these decisions, the Fund’s 2013 support of vital organizations working in the arts, economic security, education and Jewish life comes to nearly $3.6M. Details are here, along with information about all of our grants made or renewed in the

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