The Jewish Teen Funders Network was created in 2006 to grow and
strengthen the field of Jewish teen philanthropy, which has emerged as a
powerful way to reach Jewish teens – to engage them in an exploration of
Jewish values, to facilitate and leverage their giving, to strengthen their
connection to the Jewish community, and to give them leadership tools and
experiences to carry forward in their lives.
In 2013 – 2014, 71 Jewish teen foundations in the
Jewish Teen Funders Network awarded nearly $1 million
in grants – the end result of forming mission statements,
following a strong Jewish curriculum, making site visits
to grantees, and building group consensus. Naturally, we
wanted to know: where did all that money go?