Jewish Giving Circle-Berkeley

We strive to make philanthropy an intentional experience informed by our Jewish values. We fund a range of progressive organizations locally (Bay Area), domestically, and in Israel.

Members: 7
Giving: $13,500 Annually
Member Contribution: $1,000 - $5,000

About Jewish Giving Circle-Berkeley

Our giving circle is a group of friends who live in Berkeley California. We have had four successful years of grantmaking. Last year we gave $13,500 in grants.

Our process: First, we think about which Jewish values inform our
tzedakah. Then, we all do some research about nonprofits that could benefit
from our gifts (which might include a conversation with the executive director
or board member). We then choose a few “candidates/nonprofits” as a group. With
a short list of very worthy projects (any of which we could support), we
finally come to a consensual decision about which nonprofits might best fit our
criteria for the donations.

No currently open grant opportunities

Frisbee playing with Jewish and Arab teens

Awarded to: Ultimate Peace

working with Palestinains and Jews through music and games

Awarded to: Kulna Yerushalyim

Jeremiah Fellows Program

Awarded to: Bend the Arc

working with Sudanese and Eritrean Asylum Seekers

Awarded to: Garden Library/Arteam in Tel Aviv

train teens in social justice advocacy

Awarded to: Jewish Youth for Community Action

Immigration and Refugee assistance

Awarded to: Jewish Family and Children's Services - East Bay


Are you ready to take your giving circle from idea to reality?

Our Jewish Giving Circle Incubator will help you bring your giving circle to life. Whether you're 23 or 73, interested in social justice or Jewish innovation, and ready to give $50 or $10,000, we want you to join the Incubator. Apply today!

Applications are open until July 31st.

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