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The following principles were created by a diverse group of Jewish funders who came together under the auspices of Jewish Funders Network to discuss how Jewish funders can align philanthropy to Jewish values. The principles included are intended to spark reflection, conversation, and policy change among Jewish funders. Outlining broad standards of conduct, they can help funders frame the right questions to ask themselves and their fellow funders as they navigate complicated questions about power and ethics in relating to grantees and to their wider communities. In January 2018, the Jewish Funders Network added an eighth principle to this resource. The new language declares funders’ responsibilities to “ensure the personal safety, dignity, and equality of all people.” They made the revision following conversations sparked by the #MeToo movement.

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