Web Links & Resources

What is a Giving Circle?

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers: a national network that strengthens associations in their promotion of effective philanthropy.

Giving Circles: Sites/Circles We Admire

  • Natan.org:  Natan (“to give”) inspires young philanthropists to become actively engaged in Jewish giving by funding innovative projects that are shaping the Jewish future.
  • Amplifier: The Jewish Giving Circle Movement is a new global initiative to strengthen and significantly expand the field of giving circles inspired by Jewish values. To learn more, go to: http://www.amplifiergiving.org/

  • Slingshot Fund: Founded by Jews in their 20s and 30s, the Slingshot Fund aims to provide a new model for raising and distributing grants by engaging people in Jewish philanthropy who would otherwise not be involved and to provide support for a subset of the undercapitalized, innovative Jewish organizations.

Giving Circles: Newsworthy Articles

Our Financial Sponsorship Agency

Acharai Fund collects payments through the Jewish National Fund (JNF) which has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Acharai Fund are fully tax-deductible for the year in which they were made.

Our Grant Recipients

  • Hope For Heroism
  • Bet Elazraki Children’s Home
  • Carmei Ha’ir
  • PeacePlayers International: Middle East

Agencies We Admire

  • American Jewish World Service: AJWS is dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger, promoting civil society and sustainable development among people throughout the world – regardless of race, religion or nationality.
  • The Arava Institute: is the premier environmental studies center in the Middle East, preparing future Jewish and Arab leaders to solve cooperatively the region’s environmental challenges.