Gesher Disability Resources’
Sponsor Spotlight Series
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Founded in 1972 as an endowment fund, today the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix serves as the region’s center for long term Jewish philanthropy. It provides grants to Jewish and non-Jewish community organizations from endowment funds and from donor advised funds. It also provides important advice and counsel to donors who seek help in creating charitable legacies, and works with non-profit organizations to build endowment funds. The Foundation added the B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program to mentor, the next generation, so they can be responsible donors and future philanthropists.
For the past 15 years, Gesher Disability Resources has received grants from the Foundation’s Physically Disadvantaged Children’s Fund to provide training and support for the successful inclusion of children with special needs in typical day camp programs. Gesher has also been awarded funding from B’nai Tzedek in order to start a social group for young adults with disabilities, offer an education session to the community about caring for individuals with disabilities, and more. Between all of these funding sources, Gesher has received over $250,000 from The Foundation over the years.
The Foundation also has helped Gesher over the years by advising on a Windfall Policy, managing our endowment funds, and serving on the agency’s Finance Committee. Financial health of a non-profit is critical and The Foundation does not take this lightly. Our community is lucky to have the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix as a partner.
Something people may find interesting about The Foundation is that the six member staff goes out for lunch together almost every Friday.