Circle of Service Foundation

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Circle of Service Foundation is a private grant making foundation based in Illinois in the United States. The organisation describes its main areas of focus as being community services, education, Jewish community, medical research and the awarding of capital grants. [1]

Its community activities include support for low-income adults and young people in Illinois. The organisations webpage provides the following description of its Jewish community activities:

Our Jewish Community program supports organizations that generate and maintain vibrant, cohesive and engaging Jewish community in Chicago and the United States, committed to the well-being of Israel and Jewish communities around the world.[1]

Circle of Service is a major donor to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, the US body that sends funds to the Israeli Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers. Between 2002-2013 the foundation donated $659,400 to the FIDF.[2]

Other organisations the foundation has supported include:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, American Friends of the Reut Institute, American Friends of the Hebrew University, American Foundation for Equal Rights, the American Israel Education and Economic Institute of Illinois, American Israel Education Foundation, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, American Jewish Press Association, American Society for Technion, American Jewish World Service, American Society for Yad Vashem, Anti Defamation League, AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, Birthright Israel Foundation, B'nai Brith Youth Organization, Center for Labor and Community Research, Center for Economic Progress, Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Clal-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Doctors Without Borders, Facing History And Ourselves, Friends of Yemin Orde, Hebron Academy, Institute for the Next Jewish Future, Interfaith Worker Justice, International Development Enterprises, Israel Education Resource Center, the Israel Project, Israel Strategic Alternative Energy Foundation, Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Jewish National Fund, Jewish United Fund, Magen David Adom, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Mercy Corps, Nesiya Institute, PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Planned Parenthood, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, United Nations Foundation, United Service Organizations, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Women's American ORT, World Union for Progressive Judaism. [3]


Directors (circa 2012)

Michael P. Krasny (Chairman of the Board) | Adam J. Levine (President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director) | Gary Kash (Director) | Janey Krasny (Director) | Michelle Collins (Director) | Michael S. Tepper (Vice President, Assistant Secretary and Director) | | Steven Stark Lowenstein (Director) | Amy Berkovitz Stein (Director) |


P. O. Box 8529,
Northfield, IL
Phone: 847-716-2111
Fax: 847-716-2177



  1. 1.0 1.1 Circle of Service Foundation Website Our Focus. Accessed 4 February 2015.
  2. Data compiled from filings of Form 990s 2002 - 2013.
  3. Data compiled from filings of Form 990s 2002 - 2013.