Jim Joseph Foundation Awards $24 million in grants

Anthony Weiss

(JTA) — The Jim Joseph Foundation is making major grants for teen education and programs for the outdoors as part of a planned $24 million in allocations.

The grants were announced on earlier this month after the San Francisco-based organization’s winter meeting, and fund a wide variety of programs, many of them involving education and programs that build Jewish identity.

Some of the biggest recipients include up to roughly $7.5 million set up to support programs focusing on Jewish outdoor, food, and environmental education, which will go to a variety of grantees including Hazon and Wilderness Torah.

As similar amount of money has been set aside for teen initiatives, with up to roughly $3.2 million in matching funds allocated to support Jewish spring break experiences through the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, and up to some $4.2 million in matching funds going to the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles to support Jewish teen education programs.