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HEKDESH

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About our group

HEKDESH is a philanthropy collective that inspires members to be increasingly intentional and generous with their charitable donations by exploring the traditions and practice of tzedakah.
HEKDESH grants are focused in three ways: 1) our overarching focus is empowering vulnerable populations; 2) HEKDESH makes grants only to organizations with annual budgets less than $10 million; 3) Per our by-laws, one semi-finalist organization each year must have “activities substantially related to the State of Israel.” In practice, most of our grants are to organizations based in Israel. In recent years, refugee rights and underserved populations in Israel have emerged as targets of particular interest to our members, but our “big tent,” relatively open nominations process ensures that our grantmaking can continue to be responsive to member interests.
81
Total Donors

Network Affiliation

Amplifier (now housed at Jewish Federations of North American) is a global network of giving circles that ignites, strengthens, and informs giving to transform and grow philanthropy inspired by Jewish values and wisdom.

Location New York, New York, United States

About our group

HEKDESH is a philanthropy collective that inspires members to be increasingly intentional and generous with their charitable donations by exploring the traditions and practice of tzedakah.
HEKDESH grants are focused in three ways: 1) our overarching focus is empowering vulnerable populations; 2) HEKDESH makes grants only to organizations with annual budgets less than $10 million; 3) Per our by-laws, one semi-finalist organization each year must have “activities substantially related to the State of Israel.” In practice, most of our grants are to organizations based in Israel. In recent years, refugee rights and underserved populations in Israel have emerged as targets of particular interest to our members, but our “big tent,” relatively open nominations process ensures that our grantmaking can continue to be responsive to member interests.
81
Total Donors

Network Affiliation

Amplifier (now housed at Jewish Federations of North American) is a global network of giving circles that ignites, strengthens, and informs giving to transform and grow philanthropy inspired by Jewish values and wisdom.

Location New York, New York, United States

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