Learn about the generous philanthropists that make our work possible.
The AVI CHAI Foundation, founded in 1984 and operating in North America, Israel and the former Soviet Union, is committed to strengthening Judaism, Jewish literacy, and Jewish tradition and to sustain, enlarge, and enrich Jewish commitment to the State of Israel. In North America, the foundation’s focus has been to foster and nurture the energizing nucleus of the American Jewish community, by which the foundation means American Jews who are Jewishly literate, who view their lives through the lens of the Jewish religion and feel a deep connection to the world-wide Jewish people, with its center in Israel. Believing that the most effective educational vehicles to achieve this energizing nucleus are Jewish day school and overnight summer camps, the foundation has invested significantly in both fields. www.avichai.org
The Jim Joseph Foundation, established in 2006, is committed to a sustained program of grant making in pursuit of a vision that leads to ever-increasing numbers of young Jews engaged in ongoing Jewish learning and choosing to live vibrant Jewish lives. The Foundation manages close to 700 million dollars of assets, using all of its resources to foster compelling, effective Jewish learning for young Jews in the United States. www.jimjosephfoundation.org
The Marcus Foundation, founded and chaired by Bernie Marcus, co-founder of The Home Depot, focuses its philanthropical efforts on children, medical research, free enterprise, Jewish causes and the community.
The Larry and Lillian Goodman Foundations, established in 1994, are dedicated to strengthening Jewish life in Chicago, the United States, and Israel, as well as improving the quality of life within the Chicago metropolitan area by supporting secular organizations which address hunger issues and promote the prevention of drug abuse. www.llgoodmanfdn.org
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