A Wider Bridge is proud to announce that we have been chosen among the core grant recipients of The Natan Fund for the 2016-2017 grant year. Natan Fund’s Core Grants support a highly selective group of organizations that Natan has funded for more than three years.
The Natan Fund, a giving circle based in New York City supporting Jewish and Israeli social innovation, today announced $877,500 in grants to 51 Jewish and Israeli social entrepreneurs, nonprofit startups and post-startups, social businesses, and networks of grassroots initiatives.
Natan’s grant recipients are creating new access points to Jewish life for people around the world, strengthening the bonds of Jewish peoplehood across geographic borders, connecting people to Israel in creative ways, combating antisemitism, and exploring a variety of approaches to economic development and urban renewal in Israel.
Core Grantees, the category in which A Wider Bridge is included, are those organizations most closely aligned with Natan’s grantmaking mission. Their exceptional leadership develops programs with significant and measurable impact, and they have the potential to make systemic change in the field in which they are working.
“We are thrilled that The Natan Fund is continuing to support the work of A Wider Bridge, and especially proud to have been selected as one of The Natan Fund’s Core Grantees,” said Arthur Slepian, A Wider Bridge’s Executive Director.
The 2016-2017 grants mark the organization’s 13th annual round of grantmaking, through which Natan members have allocated over $11.6 million in grants to more than 200 initiatives worldwide.