Paul E. Singer Foundation

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The Paul E. Singer Foundation (EIN: 27-2009342) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit grant making foundation which supports a number of conservative and pro-Israel causes. The foundation was founded by Paul Singer, founder and president of Elliott Management Corporation, a New York-based hedge fund which is currently worth more than $23 billion.[1] The Paul E. Singer Foundation is one of the funders of A Wider Bridge, an Israeli LGBT rights group which has been accused of 'pinkwashing' Israel's international image. [2] [3]


Organisations that have received funding from the foundation include:

Aish HaTorah, The Alexander Hamilton Society, American Enterprise Institute, American Friends of NGO Monitor, American Friends of the Hebrew University, American Israel Education Foundation, America-Israel Friendship League, Artadia, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Birthright Israel, B'nai B'nth Youth Organization, Brandeis University, Claremont Institute, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Common Good Institute, Copenhagen Consensus Center, Council on Foreign Relations, Donors Trust, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Facing History and Ourselves, Friends of the European Foundation, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Gordon and Jenny Singer Foundation, Grace After Fire, Harvard Medical School , Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women, Institute for Study of War , Intelligence Squared, The ISEF Foundation, Israel Independence Fund, The Israel Project, IsraelPromise, Israel2lc, Jewish Agency for Israel, Jewish Funders Network, Keren-Or, ISEF Foundation, Manhattan Institute, Middle East Media Research Institute, Military Families United, Philos Project, Philanthropy Roundtable, Project Hope, Robin Hood Foundation, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Success Charter Network, Vital Voices, Witherspoon Institute, Wounded Warrior Project





The website of the foundation provides the following information regarding the objectives of the organisation:

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.[7]

Its profile on the Jewish Funders Network International Conference provides the following detail on the foundation's objectives:

The mission of The Paul E. Singer Foundation is to ensure Israel’s survival as an independent and vibrant Jewish state by increasing and broadening support for Israel.
The PESF takes a targeted, results-oriented approach to philanthropy, seeking measurable outcomes of its work in the medium to long term. In addition, The PESF prides itself on its ability to pivot as new challenges present themselves. Currently, the tactics PESF uses include:
• Promote Israeli literacy—the ability to make informed opinions about Israel, through education
• Fighting the media barrage of anti-Israel propaganda, including the BDS movement
• Promote positive stories/narratives of Israeli global aid
• Draw young professionals back into their Judaism by providing new points of engagement for them
• Promote deeper, emotional connections to/ relationship with Israel
• Promote/highlight the work of exceptional Jewish companies or organizations doing meaningful work.
• Provide volunteer/internship/travel opportunities to give students a transformative professional or personal experience in Israel
• Draw attention to bias to stymie its growth
Whenever possible, The PESF seeks to leverage its own philanthropic investments by partnering with proven nonprofits and like-minded donors.
In addition, The Paul E. Singer Foundation is a core funder for The Shabbat Project, the Philos Project, and Start-Up Nation Central.[8]

Stand Up for Heroes

In November 2010 the Bob Woodruff Foundation announced that the Paul E. Singer Foundation would serve as the title sponsor for its 4th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event. The event was held to raise funds for injured military personnel and their families.[9]


Board of Directors circa June 2015

Paul Singer (Director, President and Treasurer) | Myron Kaplan (Director and Secretary) | Terry Kassel (Director) | Dan Senor (Director) | Annie Dickerson (Director)


  1. Paul E. Singer Foundation Website Paul Singer. Accessed 22 May 2015.
  2. A Wider Bridge Website Our Funders. Accessed 30 June 2015.
  3. Toshio Meronek, 'Exposing Israel’s ‘Pinkwashing’', Common Dreams, 23 June 2014, accessed 30 June 2015
  4. Paul E. Singer Foundation, 990 Form, 2012
  5. Paul E. Singer Foundation, 990 Form, 2011
  6. Paul E. Singer Foundation, 990 Form, 2010
  7. Paul E. Singer Foundation Website About. Accessed 22 May 2015.
  8. Jewish Funders Network International Conference Website Paul E. Singer Foundation. Accessed 23 June 2015.
  9. PR Newswire The Paul E. Singer Foundation to Serve as Title Sponsor for the Bob Woodruff Foundation 4th Annual Stand Up for Heroes. Accessed 23 June 2015.