Patterns of Singularity: The Motivations of Independent Jewish Funders in Times of Economic Distress
Publication Date: March 2009
Publisher(s): Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Jewish Continuity; Entrepreneurship
Coverage: United States
This study explores the motivations, characteristics, and concerns of Jewish philanthropists who support innovative and independent initiatives in Jewish life. The study also reports on these donors' relationships to major issues, established organizations, and Jewish social entrepreneurs. It assesses the impact of the economic downturn on both Jewish and universal giving and concludes with recommendations for bridging the disconnect between donors and young Jewish innovators.