JDC Impact Networks

What is an Impact Network?

JDC Impact Networks provide an opportunity for established and emerging philanthropists to join together and leverage their impact in the following areas:

  1. Helping poor and vulnerable children to succeed

  2. Ensuring the wellbeing and dignity of the elderly

  3. (Re)building inspired and caring Jewish communities

  4. Providing a Jewish response, including Israeli expertise, to disasters and crises

Unique Opportunities

If you are interested in more information about these Networks or would like to start your own, contact Rebecca Neuwirth, Director of Strategic Engagement, at ambassadors@jdcny.org or (212) 885-0878.

Future Jewish Global Leadership Impact Network

Mission: To learn about and enhance Eastern European Jewish life, by exploring effective practices that exist in the region, and supporting these efforts to encourage a revival of Jewish life amongst the younger population.
About Our Group: Individuals must donate a minimum of $5,000 per year; Total group gives a minimum of $50,000 annually; Based in New York, but includes international members; Meetings are primarily by phone
Project focus 2013-14: JDC's Camp Szarvas in Hungary, a 10 day summer camp for children from all over the world

Child Intervention Impact Network

Mission: To study and support successful practices for the care of underprivileged, children around the world and will become proficient in understanding best practices in caring for children by observing how these principles are realized in a variety of vital efforts.
About Our Group:Individuals donate $1,800 to $5,000 per year; Total group gives a minimum of $25,000 per year; Individuals are in their late 30s to early 40s; Based in New York
Project focus
2014: JDC's Employment Initiative for Mothers in Bulgaria, a new initiative to educate and prepare mothers for gainful employment through skills-building workshops and courses, and JDC's Edible Gardens in Israel, a new project to bring greenhouses to schools and teach children about health and nutrition in a fun and interactive way
2013: JDC's Baby Help in Argentina, a critical day care service for impoverished Jewish parents and toddlers

Women’s Empowerment Impact Network

Mission: To create opportunities for disadvantaged women advance in their careers and exit poverty. This network will focus on JDC’s employment initiative that provides individualized coaching, vocational training or higher education assistance for Ethiopian-Israeli women and help support Ethiopian Jewish immigrants integrate into Israeli society and strive to support and improve the lives of Jewish women and families around the world.
About Our Group: Individuals must donate a minimum of $5,000 per year; All men or women are welcome; Based in New York
Project focus 2013-14: JDC's employment initiative for Career Advancement of Ethiopian-Israeli Women