Jerusalem Foundation to invest in LGBTQ youth in 2023

The Jerusalem Foundation Inc. (JFI) announced Monday that its Innovation Fund 2023 has raised more than $2.5 million in funds that will be distributed to 65 grant recipients that contribute to Jerusalem’s cultural values.

The JFI Innovation Fund was established in 2020 with the aim of responding to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to JFI, “The Innovation Fund seeks to ensure the current and future vitality of Jerusalem by supporting the initiatives of cultural and social organizations throughout the city, with an emphasis on fostering international cooperation and enhancing the rich community mosaic that defines it uniquely of Jerusalem. Correct”.

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“This year’s donors reflect the growing success of the Innovation Fund and the impact of partnerships and collaborations by encouraging donors to work together to embrace a shared vision for a brighter future for Jerusalem.”

Grant recipients include several organizations that promote the creative and artistic growth of haredi women, including:

Playwriting Residency for Haredi Women – joint initiative of Eshkolot Community Center and Nekuda Tova Theater
Colors of Poetry – a poetry festival by and for haredi women organized by the Toar organization and the Psifas Theater
JeruSLAM – a slam poetry program for Orthodox women in Jerusalem, by the Haredi Association for Culture and the Arts; Bucharim and Bayit v’Gan community centers; Haredi Writer’s House and Beit Yaakov Ma’alot Seminary

“This year’s nominees have demonstrated an unprecedented level of creativity and vision, tackling a variety of challenges, including expanding access to culture, promoting education and fostering leadership,” said Ruth Diskin, program director of the Jerusalem Foundation.

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