Righteous Persons Foundation
The Righteous Persons Foundation is dedicated to supporting efforts that build a vibrant, just, and inclusive Jewish community in the United States. The Foundation is currently targeting national-level projects that:
- Foster Jewish arts, culture, and identity: To revitalize and illuminate Jewish identity today, the Foundation will invest in projects that make the old new – digging into Judaism’s rich and varied history to expand and enrich the content being transmitted.
- Inspire a commitment to social justice: To advance justice in America, the Foundation seeks to help enable Jews to draw upon its deep commitment to activism and mobilize a “Jewish presence” on key social and economic issues.
- Promote understanding between Jews and those of other faiths and backgrounds: To ensure a more tolerant society, the Foundation supports those working as change-agents to promote tolerance through a broad range of methods.
- Invest in the next generation: To engage the next generation on issues of Jewish identity, community, and meaning, the Foundation is interested in new pathways that bet on emerging, authentic, grassroots models; leverage new technologies; and invest in future leaders.
Amount: Grants have ranged from $7,500-$250,000.
Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. The Foundation is currently directing the majority of its resources towards organizations and projects that are national in scope.
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