Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hadassah Foundation Holds First-Ever Parlor Meeting in Kansas City

Last week, the Hadassah Foundation held its first-ever parlor meeting!  Board Member Karen Herman, left, graciously opened up her home to a group of enthusiastic guests.  We showed the Foundations's video (which you can view at on our homepage), and introduced our Israeli grantees via short clips we had posted on our YouTube channel ( The attendees learned about our work both here and Israel, and how smart investments can make a real difference.

We are fortunate in that our endowment covers our overhead and some of our grant making, but to have greater impact, we want to increase the amount we give away each year. Since our overhead is already taken care of, all donations go directly to our grantmaking!   

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Banner Year for Hadassah Foundation Grantees in #Slingshot1314!

Congrats to all the Hadassah Foundation grantees who were included in Slingshot's 2013-2014 guide!

The newest guide highlighted grantees AVODAH and Yeshivat Maharat, and named current and former grantees Keshet, Hazon, Moving Traditions, and Mayim Hayim as "standard bearers."

This year, for the first time, there was a separate supplement highlighting women's and girls programs in the Jewish community.  Current and past Foundation grantees JOFA (the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance), Jewish Women's Archive, Jewish Women International, Mayim Hayim, Moving Traditions, Shalom Bayit, and Yeshivat Maharat were all on the list.

You can download copies of this year's guide, and the supplement on programs for women and girls here.