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teen-bonding-activities-300x219The Atlanta Jewish Teen Foundation (AJTF) was founded to give Jewish high school students the opportunity to engage in and learn about the responsibility of collective philanthropy; AJTF is a philanthropic initiative of Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and is sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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The Atlanta Jewish Teen Foundation provides a group of 21 high school sophomores and juniors in the greater Atlanta area the opportunity to allocate $10,000 in philanthropic dollars to not-for-profit programs or organizations of their choice through a group selection process.

Through a year-long series of exciting and interactive sessions, participants learn to use the tools of strategic philanthropy and explore how to apply Jewish values and teachings related to tzedakah and communal responsibility.

They learn skills of planning, communication, social service, grant processing, and group processes necessary to effect change in the world.

The group has issued its 2013-2014 RFP and will be awarding $10,000 in grants to programs, projects, or organizations that promote education and literacy; women’s issues and empowerment; and/or clean, accessible, and sustainable water. Eligible applicants must have 501(c)(3) status and must address the goals outlined above.

Funding decisions will be made by the members of the AJTF, a diverse group of 21 Jewish high school students from the greater Atlanta area.

 

Editor’s Note: the full RFP and grant application can be found at www.jewishatlanta.org/teenrfp.  Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2014 and should be submitted to rwasserman@jfga.org

 

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