Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston

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Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (EIN: 04-2103559) is a grant making foundation which supports a wide variety of Jewish and pro-Israel organisations. Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston 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 $1,490,998 to the FIDF. [1]

Foundation Grantees






Full list of organisations supported by the foundation include:

the Abraham Fund Initiatives, ACCION International, the Afikim Foundation, the African Leadership Foundation, Agudath Israel of America, Aish HaTorah, ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, Americans for Democracy Education Fund, Americans for Peace Now, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education, American Associates for Ben Gurion University, American Committee for the Weizmann Institute, American Enterprise Institute, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, American Friends Of The Alliance Israelite Universelle, American Friends of Bar Ilan, American Friends Of Genesis Jerusalem, American Friends of the Jaffa Institute, American Friends of LIBI, American Friends of Magen David Adorn, American Friends Of Maoz-Seal, American Friends of NATAL, American Friends Of The Reut Institute, American Friends Of Shalom Hartman Institute,American Friends of the Hebrew University, American Friends of IDC, American Friends of Leket Israel, American Friends Service Committee, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, American India Foundation, American Institute for Social Justice, Amnesty International USA, America lsrael Friendship League, American Israel Education Foundation, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, American Jewish World Service, American ORT, American Prospect, American Society for Technion, American Support for Israel, American Technion Society, American Zionist Movement, Anti Defamation League, Association of Reform Zionists of America, Bar-Ilan University, Birthright Israel Foundation, B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Boston Israel Action Committee, Bureau of Jewish Education, Business Executives for National Security, the Carter Center, the Citizens Foundation, USA, Center for American Progress, Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Center for Reproductive Rights, Central Asia Institute, Central Fund of Israel, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) Committee for Economic Growth in Israel, Consumers Union Foundation, Corporate Accountability International, Counterterrorism and Security Education and Research Foundation, Dalai Lama Center for Ethics, Darfur Peace and Development Fund, Daughters of Israel, David Horowitz Freedom Center, the David Project, Doctors Without Borders, Dorot Foundation, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Etzion Foundation, Facing History and Ourselves, Facts and Logic About the Middle East, Family of Israel Fund, Foundation for the Independent Study of Social Ideas, Friends of the Arava Institute, Friends Of Ir David, Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans, Friends of Israel Initiative, Friends of Yemin Orde, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) Givat Haviva, Greenpeace Fund, Gush Etzion Foundation, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Haifa Foundation of North America, Harvard Business School, Hebron Fund, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Innovation Israel, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Interfaith Alliance Foundation, International Campaign for Tibet, International Center for Conciliation, International Labor Rights Fund, Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation, the Israel Experience, the Israel Policy Forum, the Israel Project, Jerusalem Foundation, Jewish Agency for Israel, Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Funds for Justice, Jewish National Fund, Jews for Racial Economic Justice, John F Kennedy School of Government, JOIN for Justice, Machneh Israel, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, MassEquality Education Fund, Media Matters for America, Mercy Corps, Meretz USA for Israeli Civil Rights, Middle East Forum, Middle East Media Research Institute, Middle East Media Watch, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Association of Corporate Directors, National Foundation for Entrepreneurship, National Security Initiative, Native American Rights Fund, North American Friends of Oranim, Oxfam USA, New England Israel Business Educational Council, New Israel Fund, North American Federation of Temple Youth, One Israel Fund, Peace Development Fund, Peaceworks Network Foundation, People for the American Way Foundation, PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Planned Parenthood, Pro Israel, Religious Zionists of America, Save Darfur Coalition, Save the Children, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Seeds of Peace, SIACH, Silent Spring Institute, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Smithsonian Institution, Southern Poverty Law Center, Torah Schools for Israel, TRACK TWO: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy, the Third Way Foundation, Union of Concerned Scientists, United for a Fair Economy, University of Haifa, US Fund for UNICEF, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, USA for UNHCR,Volunteers for Israel, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, William J Clinton Foundation, Women s American Ort, World Security Institute, World Union for Progressive Judaism, Young Judaea Israel, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Zionist Organization of America [8]

Other key grants


Directors (circa 2012)

Sam Anne Rapkin (Chair) | Neil Wallack (Treasurer) | Geraldine Acuna-Sunshine (Director) | Susan B. Ain (Director) | Edward J. Bayone (Director) | Robert L Beal (Director) | Nancy Kaplan Belsky (Director) | Amy S Berylson (Director) | Michelle Black (Director) | Benjamin Bloomstone (Director) | Bradley M Bloom (Immediate Past Chair) | MichaelI Bohnen (Director) | Jonathan Chiel (Director) | Marsha R. Cohen (Director) | Diane J Exter (Director) | Bill Gabovitch (Director) | Jill B Goldenberg (Director) | Lawrence Goodman (Director) | Shira D Goodman (Director) | Lawrence D Greenberg (Director) | Douglass E Karp (Director) | Jill I Hai Director | Judith A. Kaye (Director) | Daniel A. Kraft (Director) | Stephen D. Lebovitz (Director) | Jonathan P. Levitt (Director) | Michael Mufson (Director) | Charles Myers (Director) | Philip R. Rosenblatt (Director) | Jonathan M. Sandler (Director) | Steven Segal (Director) | Jennifer K. Silver (Director) | Ronald Shaich (Director) | Sharon Shapiro (Director) | Robert J. Small (Director) | Carl S. Sloane (Director) | Laurene M. Sperling (Director) | Adam L. Suttin (Director) | Deborah Cogen Swartz (Director) | Jennifer S. Vidal (Director) | Adam J. Weiner (Director) | Howard L. Wolk (Director) | Barry Shrage (President) | Gil Preuss (Executive Vice President) | David Strong (Sr VP and CFO) | Paula Barta (Assistant Secretary) | Judy Shapiro (Chief Operating Officer) | Zamira Korff (Sr VP Development) | Janet Sanders VP Planning | Nancy Katz (Director Israel Advocacy) | Seth Rosenzweig (AVP Development) | Lisa Kolgraf (VP Marketing) | Alan Oliff (Director Day Schools) | Cheryl Aronson (AVP Israel)


126 High Street
Boston, MA
Phone: (617)457-8500


  1. Data compiled from filings of Form 990s 2002 - 2013.
  2. MEF Funding, rightweb.irc, accessed 29 January 2016
  3. Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, 990 Form, 2014.
  4. Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, 990 Form, 2013.
  5. Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, 990 Form, 2012.
  6. Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, 990 Form, 2011.
  7. Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, 990 Form, 2010.
  8. Data compiled from filings of Form 990s 2002 - 2013.