The philanthropy world is dynamic and fast-paced: work practices change, key figures change, new concepts arise, and emerging developments can suddenly impact your funding goals and strategies. Thus, as a funder, it is essential to stay abreast of developments in the field. This is where we can help. With some 5200 members and extensive experience accumulated over three decades, JFN is a resource for the most current knowledge and information in the field. Our doors are always open for any question or advice, from mapping focal points of impact in Israeli society, to analyzing the structures, mechanisms and institutions that deal with them in Israel and abroad.
We offer funders from Israel and abroad a place to meet, network, and “expand beyond the pond”
Joining JFN – means connecting to people like you, who are trying to promote and maximize their philanthropic activities. As a member of JFN, you can connect directly with private funders and family and public foundations throughout the world, who believe that joining forces, whether through dialogue on relevant topics and/or strategic collaborations, can help them advance their specific goals and shared interests.
We create fertile ground for new initiatives and collaborations
Our work connects members, and keeps them informed of the latest information, ideas and initiatives in the field. We also facilitate a broad range of initiatives and philanthropic collaborations: dialogue on various topics, information and best practices sharing, networking and relationship building, brainstorming sessions, collaborative donations and initiatives, joining together to create positive social change, and more.
We help you feel secure in your philanthropic efforts
We believe that good philanthropy comes from thorough knowledge of the social challenges to be faced, and a deep understanding of the processes involved in achieving the most appropriate and effective giving. Our members enjoy the confidence and peace of mind that comes from knowing they are part of a broad and quality network of people, information and activities, all focused on promoting intelligent and dynamic philanthropy.
We are here to help, at any time, to create the best philanthropic approach for you
Even with its substantial membership, JFN still views the organization and its members as “family”, and takes pride in extending personal care to each and every one of our members. In this regard, JFN Israel answers all the needs of its Israeli members. From our position at the cutting edge of Jewish philanthropy, we are always to meet with you at any time to discuss the areas of interest that are important to you, and introduce you to the people, activities, programs and meetings that can advance your philanthropic agenda.
Eligibility & Dues
Membership is open to individuals and foundations that give away at least $25,000 annually in philanthropic dollars.
Membership dues are based on your annual grant allocations according to the dues schedule below:
Annual Grant Allocations
All information about JFN members is held in the strictest of confidence and is not publicly disclosed.
If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact Sharon Dwek, Director of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org