Meet Our Recent Grantees

  • Interfaith America

    Advancing Pluralism on College Campuses

    Interfaith America (IA) believes religious difference should serve as a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. The group has a network of more than 1,150 colleges and universities across the U.S. They have worked with higher education leaders to develop courses, programs, and campus-wide plans to build and promote healthy systemic pluralism and sustainable long-term infrastructure. With support from RPF (and in response to requests from partners), IA will create new resources to address antisemitism, anti-Muslim hate, and polarization in educational spaces.

    Amount: $100,000
  • Jews United for Justice

    Collaborative for Jewish Organizing

    The Collaborative for Jewish Organizing is a network of nine Jewish groups doing faith-rooted community organizing around the country. Collectively, these groups represent thousands of Jews and non-Jewish allies pushing for racial and economic justice in 16 states and Washington D.C. Founded with the belief that movements are strongest when they are coordinated, the Collaborative gives the leaders and staff of these nine groups the space and resources they need to build relationships, learn together, exchange best practices, address shared challenges, and co-design campaigns and messaging. In 2024, the Collaborative is stepping up its work addressing antisemitism in progressive coalitions.

    Amount: $15,000
  • National Council of Jewish Women

    Rabbis for Repro program & Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion

    Started in 1967 by Jewish rabbis and Protestant ministers in New York, the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion was a group of American clergy that counseled and referred people to licensed doctors for safe abortions before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide. Now, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) — the legacy Jewish group dedicated to advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice — is bringing the Clergy Consultation back in partnership with other faith groups. In addition to relaunching this network, NCJW also organizes “Rabbis for Repro,” a program that’s helping more than 2,500 Jewish clergy advocate for reproductive justice from a Jewish perspective.

    Amount: $250,000 over two years
  • Jewish Social Justice Roundtable

    General Support

    The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable was formed in 2012 to stitch the field of Jewish social justice organizations together. Today, the Roundtable is a cornerstone for 75 groups looking to learn and build campaigns together. Seeing a need to support leaders grappling with the impacts of October 7 and war in Israel and Gaza, they are expanding their work to help member organizations address and manage conflict in healthy ways with the goal of making the field of Jewish social justice more resilient for the road ahead.

    Amount: $200,000
  • Kirva (frmly. Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project)

    Ovdim Leadership Cohort

    Kirva, formerly known as the Inside Out Wisdom and Action (IOWA) Project, sustains and strengthens Jewish activists by helping them develop the spiritual resilience needed to confront the most pressing issues of our time. Run by peace activist Rabbi David Jaffe, the Ovdim Leadership Fellowship brings together groups of 10-12 social justice leaders for 18-months of shared learning rooted in the practice of Mussar (applied Jewish ethics) and Chassidut (applied Jewish mysticism).

    Amount: $150,000 over two years
    More info: Kirva
  • The Witness Institute

    Fellowship for Emerging Leaders

    Inspired by the legacy of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, the Witness Institute strives to create a more compassionate and just world by sparking moral activism. Led by Wiesel’s close student, Ariel Burger, the Witness Institute first piloted their ethics-based fellowship in 2021. This 15-month-long program is rooted in Wiesel’s core teachings and designed to help leaders cultivate the muscles of reflection, compassion, courage, and creative problem-solving.

    Amount: $200,000 over two years
  • Israel Story

    General Support

    When RPF provided its first grant to Israel Story, the radio program and podcast featuring diverse, first-person accounts of everyday life in Israel had only recently debuted. Now the “This American Life of Israel” has millions of listeners around the globe. In the wake of October 7th, they jumped into action to document the war from different perspectives, including those of a Bedouin leader and a Palestinian peace activist. In addition to producing new content, the nonprofit is expanding in-person storytelling events to help people process what they are experiencing in community.

    Amount: $50,000
    More info: Israel Story
  • The Blue Card, Inc.

    General Support

    Established in 1934 to aid refugees of Nazi persecution resettling in America, The Blue Card is a national nonprofit organization that provides critical cash assistance to Holocaust survivors in need, allowing them to live with dignity and respect. Since its founding, The Blue Card has distributed nearly $50 million to help financially insecure survivors pay for food, medication, rent, and other necessities, and continues to be responsive to changing needs, including a new campaign to provide support to Holocaust Survivors in Israel who have been impacted by the Israel-Hamas war.

    Amount: $150,000 over two years
    More info: The Blue Card