The Jewish Teen Giving Initiative is a project based learning experience, in which teens run a real foundation; fundraising and allocating money to causes they care about. The program incorporates leadership training, learning about the Jewish values of giving, and gaining experience and knowledge in the grant-seeking and grant-making journeys. By offering the opportunity to learn and enact Tikkun Olam in a group of peers, The Giving Initiative helps create our future change makers and communal leaders.
JTGI launched in 2016 thanks to the generous support of local funders and AJF members Gandel Philanthropy, Pratt Foundation, Jennifer and Tony Smorgon, Szalmuk-Singer Family and River Capital who strongly believe in this very exciting initiative. We are proud to also partner with the Jewish Teen Funders Network (USA), Laura Lauder, the Maimonides Fund to create The Jewish Teen Giving Initiative. The program is supported by Lamm Library and Zionism Victoria.