HEKDESH

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.

Members: 81
Giving: $20,000 Annually
Member Contribution: $100 - $500

About HEKDESH

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.

- We have a robust set of materials for learning/thinking about tzedakah/giving that combine Jewish text, contemporary articles, and discussion questions.
- We have a unique model for alumni engagement
We are a virtual giving circle.
- We have a low financial barrier to entry.

No currently open grant opportunities

232
2015-2016 Cycle

Awarded to: Kaima

241
2010-2011 Cycle

Awarded to: Bema’aglei Tzedek

226
2014-2015 Cycle

Awarded to: Tag Meir

225
2014-2015 Cycle

Awarded to: MADRE

224
2014-2015 Cycle

Awarded to: Jasmine

230
2015-2016 Cycle

Awarded to: Center for Jewish Non-Violence

231
2015-2016 Cycle

Awarded to: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

243
2009-2010 Cycle

Awarded to: ATZUM – Task Force on Human Trafficking

223
2014-2015 Cycle

Awarded to: Injaz

229
2013-2014 Cycle

Awarded to: IT Works

228
2013-2014 Cycle

Awarded to: Economic Empowerment for Women

227
2013-2014 Cycle

Awarded to: ASSAF

233
2012-2013 Cycle

Awarded to: Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)

235
2012-2013 Cycle

Awarded to: Hotline for Migrant Workers

236
2011-2012 Cycle

Awarded to: ATZUM – Task Force on Human Trafficking

240
2010-2011 Cycle

Awarded to: Economic Empowerment For Women

239
2010-2011 Cycle

Awarded to: African Refugee Development Center

245
2009-2010 Cycle

Awarded to: Partners in Health

242
2009-2010 Cycle

Awarded to: ITIM: The Jewish Life Information Center

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