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Developing the Next Generation of Philanthropists

SAN FRANCISCO - February 4, 2011. The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma County (JCF) announces the launch of the first grant round of its new “Impact Grants Initiative.” Funded by a $1M grant by the JCF Endowment Fund, the first grant round will fund innovative local approaches engaging young adults between 21 and 45 years in Jewish life. The JCF released a call for proposals on January 28 and will accept submissions up to March 1.

The intiative, which is modeled after the high-impact, high-involvement aproach of venture philanthropy, is also designed to provide the group of younger donors who make up the IGI team with the kind of hands-on, “stealth-like” grant making experience that is more appealing to this demographic. The goal of this new approach for the JCF is to make an immedidate impact in the community, while at the same time, develop the next generation of philanthropists.

More information, including an application form, can be found on our website:

The Jewish Community Federation and its Endowment Fund work to protect and enhance Jewish life in our community through fundraising, strategic planning, and providing funding for programs that care for those in need, that strengthen and secure the safety of the Jewish people, and that foster Jewish renaissance at home, in Israel and in other Jewish communities.

For more information please contact:
Lori Warren, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications,, 415.512.6218
Adin Miller, Director of Community Impact,, 415.512.2882
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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