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Jewish Foundations: An Introduction

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Jeffrey R. Solomon

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 81:1-2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Community Development

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The evolution of much of Jewish philanthropy from a communal base to an entrepreneurial market-driven base is one of the important subtexts of late twentieth-century Jewish America. This article explores the growth of Jewish foundations, their impact on communal structures, various models of foundation partnership and collaboration, and some projections for future development.