Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston

  • time Grades 9-12
  • location Hebrew College Campus
  • duration Academic Year
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Participants in the Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB) have collectively raised over $268,000 during the first five years of the program. These funds have been strategically divided by the teen board members and allocated as 38 grants to individual nonprofits that focus on unique issues all across the globe.

2015-2016: $33,860 [gross amount] raised | 6 grants allocated

Board 1 (Poverty)
• Catie’s Closet – $5,000
• JF&CS Family Table- $4,242
• New England Center for Homeless Veterans – $5,000

Board 2 (Youth Education)
• Breakthrough Greater Boston – $8,260
• Central Asia Institute (Jalalabad Tent School) – $5,000
• College Bound Dorchester – $5,000

 

2016-2017: $46,669 [gross amount] raised | 7 grants allocated

Board 1 (Domestic Violence)
• DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended) – $5,855.76
• JF&CS TeenSafe – $5,855.76
• NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) – $5,855.76
• The Second Step – $5,909.76

Board 2 (Mental Health—focusing on veterans)
• Boston Health Care for the Homeless – $6,768.47
• Brothers for Life (Achim L’Chaim) – $6,768.47
• Screening for Mental Health (SMH) – $6,768.47

2017-2018: $69,313 [gross amount] raised | 9 grants allocated

Board 1 (Mental Health)
• Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee – $5,253.27
• National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) – $5,253.27
• Samaritans – $8,000

Board 2 (Mental Health—focusing on substance use)
• Kadima Mental Health Resources – $9,264.39
• The Brookline Center (BRYT Program) – $9,264.39
• The Psychological Center – $9,264.39

Board 3 (Sexual Assault)
• BARCC (Boston Area Rape Crisis Center) – $7,257.60
• Sexual Assault Center – $6,012.03
• Shalom-Bayit – $8000

2018-2019: $60,256 [gross amount] raised | 8 grants allocated

Board 1 (Immigration)
• JVS Boston – $6,470.44
• TRII (The Right to Immigration Institute) – $6,470.44
• The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights – $6,470.44

Board 2 (Child Abuse—focusing on trafficking)
• ERASE Child Trafficking – $6,834.30
• JCCA (Jewish Child Care Association in New York) – $6,834.30
• MSPCC (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Child Cruelty) – $6,834.30

Board 3 (Environmental Issues—focusing on climate change)
• Better Future Project (350MA) – $6,600
• Leket Israel – $10,947.70

2019-2020: $58,813 [gross amount] raised | 8 grants allocated

Board 1 (Education Inequity)
• Education Matters/USAP Community School (in Zimbabwe) – $9,296.40
• Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center – $9,296.40
• Yemin Orde Youth Village (in Israel) – $9,296.40

Board 2 (Substance Use Disorder)
• Retorno Israel – $6,025.86
• Victory Programs – $6,025.86

Board 3 (Environmental Justice)
• Environmental Integrity Project – $5,286
• Friends of the Earth – $5,286

Board 4 (Gun Violence)
• Sandy Hook Promise – $7,503

 

 

 

“The tangible reward of giving real grants to real nonprofits is unmatched by any other program I have ever been a part of. I am certain that the collaborative and fundraising skills I have developed
through JTFGB will help me as I move on to life after high school and into my future.”

–Danny Richmond, Needham High School, ‘20

Contact Us

Leah Goldstein
Director, JTFGB
617.559.8803
lgoldstein@hebrewcollege.edu