Early on April 25 a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Nepal's densely populated capital, Kathmandu. The quake and subsequent aftershocks have caused widespread devastation and loss of life, affecting communities in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. The disaster is the worst to hit Nepal since 1934.
FJC sponsors 3 projects in Nepal – Nepal Teacher Training Innovations and Her Turn are based in Kathmandu and focus on empowering girls. Changing Lives Nepal focuses on sustainable, effective change inside Nepal.
With the help of InterAction,
. If you plan to recommend a grant, please add "Nepal Earthquake" to the "Special Notes for FJC" field. Given the severity of the situation, we will be prioritizing grant recommendations with this designation.
A fund that was established by the late Helen Rehr, DSW to enhance the health and mental health care for vulnerable populations within the State of Israel and the City of New York has made its first grant from FJC. A Press Release can be found here.
FJC surpassed $250 million of assets under management at the end of October 2014. Please see the press release here.
Please review and keep in mind the following deadlines:
Former ASPCA CFO, Mark Abrahams, becomes FJC's new CFO. The full story, via Philanthropy New York, is here.
The Michael Levin Lone Soldier fund has raised over $1million to support services to Lone Soldiers in the IDF. Please see FJC's Press Release here. You can support Lone Soldiers through FJC. Please see our Ad in The Jewish Week here.
WNYC has featured The Freedom Fund, which is a revolving fund that helps people post bail for non-felony charges. The fund is maintained at FJC. Read the story here.
The FJC fiscally sponsored program, Wendy Walk, a national walk created to raise funds and awareness for liposarcoma, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.
The Park Slope Food Coop has partnered with FJC to make loans to new co-op start-ups. See the article here.
A comprehensive list of organizations helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines can be seen here.
FJC's continued national work in public broadcasting has been spotlighted, this time for work in Kentucky. The article is available here.
Ronna Brown, President of Philanthropy New York, has joined the FJC Board of Directors. Please see the press release here.
FJC's Scholarship Fund - the Anonymous Was A Woman Awards - were recently highlighted by Rutgers. You can read about the Awards here.
FJC was presented with the Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award. You can find event information here.
The Chief Rabbi of Poland, Rabbi Michael Schudrich, was featured in a New York Times article about the new Jewish museum in Poland, which you can see here. You can donate to the fiscally sponsored program - The Jewish Community of Poland - through our Donation Page. Please remember to designate "Jewish Community of Poland" in the donation.
FJC manages the Michael Levin Memorial Fund. You can donate through our website and note the Fund's name. You can read the article here.
Dhara, a participant in FJC's Fiscal Sponsorship Program, was recently featured in the Huffington Post. Read the article here.
The Lily Sarah Grace Fund, a fund at FJC was featured in a recent NY Magazine article. Read the article here.
To date, FJC donors have provided $338,905 in Hurricane Sandy help. If you would like a contribution or distribution expedited that is related to storm relief and recovery, please contact our Grants Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the full Press Release here.
The IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) recommends the IRS takes the following action: "the IRS should coordinate with the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Chief Counsel on the issuance of precedential guidance about tax-compliant alternatives to the creation of new Section 501(c)(3) organizations, such as fiscal sponsorships and donor-advised funds." Read more here.
FJC ran ads on Bloomberg Radio, including testimonials which highlight different services provided by FJC to our account holders and organizations in our community. Why not take a moment to listen and learn about some of the exciting things FJC is a part of.
HERE Arts Center - Agency Loan Fund Borrower
Mark Levin - Collective Giving Participant