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Emergency Relief in Israel and Combatting Antisemitism in the US

Emergency Relief in Israel and Combatting Antisemitism in the US

$865,000

In response to the Hamas attack in Israel and the rise in antisemitism in the US, the Goldman Fund has awarded $865,000 in emergency grants to twelve organizations providing humanitarian relief, medical response, and victim support in Israel and to organizations working to combat antisemitism in the US.

  • Anti-Defamation League – Central Pacific Region - $150,000
  • Antisemitism Education Initiative - $90,000
  • Academic Engagement Network - $50,000
  • Maccabee Task Force - $75,000
  • Project Shema - $75,000
  • OpenDor Media - $50,000
  • Strategic Investment Fund - $250,000
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - $25,000
  • Desert Orchard School - $25,000
  • IsraAID - $25,000
  • Jewish Agency for Israel - $25,000
  • Magen David Adom - $25,000
Maui Wildfires Relief and Recovery

Maui Wildfires Relief and Recovery

$100,000

The Goldman Fund has awarded $100,000 to organizations providing relief and recovery support to those impacted by the wildfires in Maui. 

  • Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement - $25,000 
  • Hawaii Community Foundation - $25,000 
  • Maui Food Bank - $25,000 
  • Maui United Way - $25,000 

 

Emergency Response Initiative for Abortion Care

Emergency Response Initiative for Abortion Care

$1,000,000

In response to the US Supreme Court’s ruling to dismantle the constitutional right to abortion, the Goldman Fund has awarded $1,000,000 in emergency grants to seven organizations providing immediate assistance to women who reside in states where abortion is now outlawed or restricted.

  • Abortion Movement Fund - $250,000
  • The Brigid Alliance - $175,000
  • Just the Pill - $100,000
  • I Need an A - $100,000
  • If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice - $50,000
  • Resources for Abortion Delivery: The Access Fund - $150,000
Ukraine Emergency Relief

Ukraine Emergency Relief

$1,000,000

The Goldman Fund has awarded $1 million in emergency relief grants to organizations providing humanitarian assistance, medical response, and refugee support in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee – $200,000
  • Americares Foundation – $100,000
  • Center for Disaster Philanthropy – $100,000
  • GlobalGiving Foundation – $100,000
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society – $100,000
  • International Medical Corps – $100,000
  • Jewish Agency for Israel – $100,000
  • United States Fund for UNICEF – $100,000
  • World Central Kitchen – $100,000
Photo credit: Jim WatkinsTennis Coalition of San Francisco: Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center

Tennis Coalition of San Francisco: Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center

San Francisco, CA

$6,635,000

The new Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center opened in Golden Gate Park on March 3, 2021, providing a world-class public tennis center for the San Francisco community to enjoy. Created through a $27 million renovation of the Golden Gate Park tennis facility, the Goldman Tennis Center features 16 USTA-regulation tennis courts — including a sunken stadium-style court — and lighting to provide an additional 20,000 hours of play annually. The state-of-the-art complex also includes five mini courts for instruction and pickleball; a clubhouse with locker rooms, kitchen, lounge, and a dedicated classroom for the Tennis & Learning Center; and patio and garden. Read more here.

Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy

Berkeley, CA

$2,500,000

The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy is a professional school at the University of California, Berkely that prepares students to be policy and political leaders across government and the nonprofit and private sectors.  Consistently ranked among the top public policy programs in the country, the Goldman School’s programs are grounded in scholarly practice and its faculty represent the top researchers in their respective fields.  Its current facilities, however, are outdated, in need of upgrades and repairs, and constrain the school’s ability to grow and innovate. Support from the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund for the Next Generation: Building the Foundation for the Policy School of the Future project will enable the Goldman School to upgrade and optimize its interior and exterior spaces and enhance the school’s presence on the UC Berkeley campus.

Congregation Emanu-El

Congregation Emanu-El

San Francisco, CA

$10,000,000

Congregation Emanu-El’s building in San Francisco was constructed in 1926.  At the time, the American Institute of Architects called it “the finest piece of architecture in Northern California.”  However, the growth of the Temple’s membership and the demands of 21st century American Jewish life have created a need to revitalize and reimagine the building to better meet the expanding involvement of its members and the community.  With leadership support from the Goldman Fund, Emanu-El has launched a comprehensive campaign to renovate and upgrade the Temple.  The plan for Emanu-El Next will create a synagogue that is designed for modern Jewish life while maintaining the building’s historical integrity and legacy.

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

New York, NY

$50,000

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition (SLSV) coordinates and serves institutions and organizations working to increase voter and civic engagement of college students. Their diverse coalition consists of colleges and universities, student organizations, local community groups, and national and state-based nonprofits working on nearly 2,000 campuses in all 50 states. SLSV provides educational opportunities to their coalition members and facilitates the coordination of member activities and the sharing of resources, strategies, and information to increase collaboration and avoid duplication. Goldman Fund support is helping to bring first-time and new voters into the electoral process and ensure that students throughout the country have easy and equal access to participate in every election.   

ReFED

ReFED

Long Island City, NY

$75,000

Food manufacturers and consumer-facing food businesses account for an estimated 42% of food waste. ReFED’s Business Initiatives Program assists the food manufacturing, retail, service, and hospitality sectors in proactively addressing food waste. They provide resources and services for businesses to identify, implement, and institutionalize food waste solutions that minimize climate impacts. With Goldman Fund support, ReFED will adapt and expand the program to meet the needs of businesses.

CivXNow

CivXNow

Cambridge, MA

$100,000

Chronic underfunding of civic education has resulted in the stagnation of students’ civic knowledge and their disengagement from civic participation. CivXNow is a national, bipartisan coalition of over 270 education and policy organizations working together to champion federal and state policies to reverse this trend and ensure that every school fulfills its mission to educate youth to be informed and engaged citizens. The Goldman Fund’s grant supports CivXNow’s 2023 priorities, including funding for state coalitions that are advancing bipartisan civic learning policies, leadership of the State Policy Task Force, and monitoring pending legislation.   

Photo credit: Margaret LiFarmlink Project

Farmlink Project

Manhattan, NY

$100,000

Reducing food waste is ranked as a top climate solution. Farmlink Project sources surplus produce from farms, identifies food banks that can take the produce, and coordinates logistics and transportation to deliver the food. A major challenge for food rescue groups like Farmlink is finding food banks within a specific geographic area to accept the type of produce identified as surplus and arrange for timely, affordable transportation while the produce is still fresh. Goldman Fund support will help Farmlink refine their sourcing strategy and transportation methodology to increase the amount of excess produce recovered from farms. 

 

Green America

Green America

Washington, DC

$55,000

In the 1980s, concerns about the rising use of CFCs, a refrigerant gas that depleted atmospheric ozone, led to the phase out of CFCs worldwide. The primary replacement was HFCs, which is now recognized as a potent greenhouse gas. The Goldman Fund is supporting Green America’s Cool It Campaign to encourage major supermarket chains to transition to climate-friendly refrigeration systems and educate consumers about HFCs. Campaign goals include asking supermarkets to repair leaking HFC-powered refrigeration systems, phasing out HFC systems by 2030, and installing only HFC-free systems in new facilities. 

T’ruah

T’ruah

New York, NY

$50,000

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights mobilizes rabbis and cantors to advance democracy in the US and Israel. The organization’s name comes from the sound of the shofar as a call to action to create a more just world. T’ruah trains and activates its network of more than 2,300 clergy members across Jewish denominations to be moral voices and to lead Jewish communities in advancing democracy, human rights, and social justice. T’ruah’s Protecting Democracy project focuses on the ways in which antisemitism and other forms of bigotry weaken democracy by eroding trust in democratic institutions and society.  With Goldman Fund support, T’ruah will engage clergy ahead of the 2024 election to combat antisemitism and protect democratic ideals. 

iCivics

iCivics

Cambridge, MA

$100,000

The Comprehensive Professional Learning program for Civic Education will provide high-quality professional learning opportunities for K-12 civics teachers that will include a menu of comprehensive, customizable, and blended learning options. The program will strengthen the capacity of teachers and schools to provide equitable civic education that aligns with the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap, a framework for teaching modern civics that reorients teaching from breadth to depth, offers strategies for teaching, weaves history and civics together, and focuses on learning through inquiry and discussion.