Our Funders

The following institutions provide financial support for the programs and activities of A Wider Bridge.   We are grateful for their support.

The Natan Fund
Natan inspires young philanthropists to become actively engaged in Jewish giving by funding innovative projects that are shaping the Jewish future. Natan supports entrepreneurial organizations with annual operating budgets under $1.5 million that demonstrate an innovative approach to addressing the challenges facing Jews around the world. Natan supports the programs and activities of A Wider Bridge under Natan’s Jewish Peoplehood grant area, which supports innovative organizations that are building connections between young Jews across national, ethnic, denominational, and ideological borders; that foster a sense of mutual responsibility between Jews; that emphasize the Jewish People’s collective responsibility to heal the world; and/or that grapple with the special role that Israel plays in contemporary Jews’ identity. A Wider Bridge received support from The Natan Fund in both 2012 and 2013.   Natan states that these grants reflect their “unwavering commitment to supporting innovative initiatives that are transforming 21st-century Jewish life.”

Haas Sr2The Walter & Elise Haas Fund
The mission of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund is to help build a healthy, just, and vibrant society in which people feel connected to and responsible for their community. The Walter & Elise Haas Fund supports A Wider Bridge’s  programming through the Fund’s Jewish Life program, whose purpose is to foster a vibrant, inclusive Jewish community in the Bay Area, that offers opportunities for engagement in Jewish life and that encourages participation in the broader pluralistic society.


The Morningstar Foundation
The Morningstar Foundation is a private family foundation primarily dedicated to strengthening the Jewish community in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, throughout the United States, and in Israel.  Additional areas of focus include enhancing educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people, protecting the environment, promoting the development of civil society in Israel, and safeguarding individual rights.


SUPPORTEDJCFEF-logoThe Jewish Community Federation
The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world. We partner with donors, organizations, and foundations to address the pressing issues facing our community, and develop innovative strategies that result in deep and lasting impact locally, in Israel, and around the world.


The Paul E. Singer Foundation
The mission of The Paul E. Singer Foundation is to support innovative and effective organizations that work to strengthen our American democracy and democracies around the world. The PESF’s work to date has focused on supporting research and scholars in the areas of free-market economics, the rule of law, U.S. national security, and the future of Israel, as well as LGBT equality efforts and health-care delivery innovation.


juf-logoJewish United Fund
The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is one of the largest not-for-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois and the central address of Chicago’s Jewish community. JUF provides critical resources that bring food, refuge, health care, education and emergency assistance to 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and two million Jews around the world. JUF/Federation funds a network of nearly 70 agencies and programs that care for people at every stage of life, regardless of the ability to pay. Since 1900, JUF/Federation has worked to give voice to the community, and to assure that necessities are provided for its most vulnerable members—children, immigrants, the poor, the elderly and the disabled.


The Koret Foundation
Based in San Francisco, the Koret Foundation supports organizations that promote a vibrant and distinctive Bay Area. Koret focuses its giving in two major areas: strengthening the Jewish community in the Bay Area, Israel and Poland, and supporting Bay Area anchor institutions. Since its founding in 1979, Koret has invested nearly $500 million to contribute to a higher quality of civic and Jewish community life. For more than thirty years, Koret has looked to market-based approaches and proven business principles to improve communities and the Bay Area. website