Combining to Create a Powerful Future

 

 

IMPACT

Strategic resource allocation ensures the desired outcomes.

COLLABORATION

Maximise resources, shared expertise and enhanced collective impact.

TRANSPARENCY

Builds trust, fosters accountability and enables informed decision making.

The relationship between Israel & Charedim

image  The relationship between Israel & Charedim

“With exponential growth comes exciting opportunities and possibilities”

About us

CIC was created by a group of foundation professionals working in the Charedi community.



 

What we do:

• Map out which foundations or individuals are active in various fields;

• Showcase the projects that they are supporting;

• Facilitate communication between philanthropy and professionals;

• Share relevant data and information;

• Embark on joint adventures;

• Independently verify each project based on specific KPIs;

• Source operators and organisations to manage specific projects based on individual requests.

“Maximise impact, unite knowledge and collaboration in philanthropy for a powerful societal impact.”

CIC Board Members have a deep understanding of the Charedi community, are beyond reproach and don’t work for a non for profit or have any agenda

Michael Bloch

A former senior partner at McKinsey & Company where he spent 23 years. Founded Israel Impact Partners and works with some of the biggest names in the philanthropy and NGO world . Linkedin

Rivka Ravitz

Chief of Staff for the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin. President Biden famously kneeled before her upon finding out that Rivka was a Charedi mother of 12 children. Linkedin

R’ Yaakov Haber

Founder of Mosaica Press publishing house, Rabbi Haber has been a community Rabbi for over half a decade. Former National Director of the OU. R’ Haber is a writer, leader and innovator and guide to thousands of family from Israel and beyond. Linkedin

R’ Aaron Lopiansky

Rosh Yeshiva of Greater Washington. Prolific and original thinker, he is one of the most sought after voices of sanity in todays generation. R’ Lopiansky is a son in law of the late R’ Beinish Finkel, who was one of the key builders of the Mir Yeshiva.

Shaul Miller

An authority on education today. Shaul’s Father is the Rosh Yeshiva of Poneviz and grandson of R’ Elyashiv. Principle of one of the fastest growing school in Israel.

Rachel Frier

Judge Rachel Freier, a trailblazer, is known for breaking barriers as the first Hasidic Jewish woman elected as a civil court judge in New York City.

CIC Team & Technology Advisors

Aaron Kampf

Strategic Advisor

Founder of CIC and author of these words which makes things awkward. Years of experience with Charedi (and non) Charedi philanthropists’, NGO’s. A love for partnerships and turning dreams into reality.

Sara Leichter

Office Manager

So much more than any job description. Sara was
responsible for opening one of the most successful schools
in Israel from the ground up. With experience in making
many dreams a reality Sara has an eye for detail and takes
care of all logistics with perfection.

Chaviva Eisler

Strategic Advisor

Chaviva is the CEO of the coalition for Charedi employment. The coalition is a conglomerate of foundations that invest together with the government to significant projects that boost employment in the Charedi world. Chaviva has an impressive record of working with the government, foundations, donors and NGO’s.

Chaya Yosovich

Onboarding Projects & Researcher

Chaviva is the CEO of the coalition for Charedi employment. The coalition is a conglomerate of foundations that invest together with the government to significant projects that boost employment in the Charedi world. Chaviva has an impressive record of working with the government, foundations, donors and NGO’s.

Yair Matan

Sr. Onboarding Projects & Researcher

Has worked for Deloitte, EY, and Morgan Stanley. As an inhouse forensic data analysis and visualization. With decades
of experience in understanding complex financial structures it
will be Yair who will advise on a project’s viability and financial
prognosis.

Asher Dovev

Legal Advisor

There is no law firm in Israel that comes close to the
reputation of Herzog, Fox, and Neeman . With 350 + of the
most brilliant legal minds they are known for their integrity
and professionalism. Asher, who is a partner and head of
non profits with over 25 years ’ experience, we really are in
the safest hands possible.

Naama Elefant

CPA, accountant

background is unique. Her Father is the Rosh
Yeshiva of Chevron (one of the foremost Yeshivas in the
Charedi world) her Mother is one of the most respected
Holocaust historians we have today. Her husband is one of
the heads of the Mir Yeshiva, the largest Yeshiva in the
world today).

This is all background noise because Naama is
the founding partner of an accountancy firm with 29 years ’
experience with philanthropists, foundations, individuals, and
non for profits.

Seth H. Davis

Technology Advisor

Seth is the founder and CEO of Giving Group Community and a social entrepreneur who has helped raise over $100M in philanthropic capital during his 15 year non-profit career. He has been featured in an array of professional forums and media channels, where he discusses philanthropy and outcome-driven impact.

Seth’s former roles include CEO at IsraAID U.S., and senior roles at The Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy, HaShomer HaChadash, Kenafayim, Israel Tennis Centers Foundation, and Ashkelon Foundation.

Benji Harris

Sr. Technology Advisor

Benji is the CTO for Jewish Futures. With years of experience
leading a team in design, development, and implementation.
Benji has joined the team to work hand in hand with Seth’s team and for the day to day smooth running of the CIC.

Benj is our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with a strong passion for innovation. As a results-oriented full-stack developer, Benj excels in front-end technologies and brings a problem-solving mindset to the team. His expertise spans working with Microsoft Technologies to  using React, and more, making him a driving force behind our technological advancements.

With a track record of enhancing user experiences and implementing efficient solutions, Benj leads with dedication and adaptability.

FAQs

CIC is a proprietary platform with capabilities to showcase unique initiatives opportunities and social ventures in Israel, while connecting like-minded funders globally through a membership-based community. Our user-friendly interface can be accessed at any time, from any place, by multiple family members, professional advisors, and foundation stakeholders for the purposes of reviewing and considering philanthropic opportunities.

Transparency

The places we give to are using the money honestly for the goals that
they set for themselves.

Collaborative Giving

Foundations and individuals will know of each other. The mapping of who is doing what in various areas will become clear. Avoiding duplication and
unnecessary wastage of precious resources.

Strategic philanthropy

Setting goals and objectives of how we want to see money furthering our own beliefs, guided by our life experiences and what motivates us is of huge importance. Besides the halachic requirement of giving money no questions asked we are able to give to places that speak deepest to who and what we are.

CIC objective is to engage and sign-up foundations and individuals who are
currently giving $500K or more to the Charedi community in Israel. We will also look to engage with foundations and individuals who wish to begin supporting the Charedi community in Israel. Whilst these figures are not absolute, CIC will only engage with serious foundations and individuals looking to make a significant impact in the Charedi community.

Currently, there are a hand full of foundations/individual who give collaboratively and strategically, however, the vast majority are well meaning lone wolves. CIC s goal is to create an online platform which will allow foundations and individuals from across the Jewish world to:

V Know and engage with each other

V Have projects professionally vetted

V Share with others, causes that are close to their heart

V Make informed decisions after understanding what else currently exists in their same fields of interest

V Help those who currently do not have a giving strategy to develop one

V Create new ventures that do not currently exist

Membership is open to individuals, families, and foundations who are committed to philanthropic giving at major gift levels in Israel and within the Charedi community.

Accumulated annual giving levels must be above $500,000 (USD)

There is no minimum giving requirement to projects, although funders are encouraged to review the opportunities with an open mind and consider projects to meet the stated needs.

All members agree to an onboarding process, which includes a 30-minute Zoom meeting with a CIC team member to orient you to the site and identify initial interests, priorities and giving preferences.

Yes, absolutely!  We welcome member referrals of individuals, families and foundations who are committed to philanthropic giving at major gift levels in Israel. We are happy to reach out directly and/or you may encourage them to

Yes, absolutely!  Until we have a technology solution for this, we invite you to schedule a call with our team so that we understand your priorities and can share information on the type of projects you are seeking.

Yes. Our goal is to help curate internal conversations about philanthropy and Israel. Each member account will have a master account and be able to invite and assign sub-member accounts to other family members and/or professional advisors.

Yes. You can set your visibility preferences from your member profile, including to decide whether to share your contact information with other members, be presented as anonymous (only your country of residence will be shown), and/or whether to present your name when donating to a project. CIC will honor your preferences.

The CIC professional and lay advisory teams will remain in communication with the organization through duration of the project and will monitor progress based on agreed upon benchmarks outlined in a grant agreement. Organizations and projects showcased on our platform have agreed to provide mid- and end-project reports on outcomes, which CIC will share with our funders. We will also keep funders informed of any changes to the scope, budget or timeline.

The CIC professional and lay advisory teams will remain in communication with the organization through duration of the project and will monitor progress based on agreed upon benchmarks outlined in a grant agreement. Organizations and projects showcased on our platform have agreed to provide mid- and end-project reports on outcomes, which CIC will share with our funders. We will also keep funders informed of any changes to the scope, budget or timeline.

Yes, absolutely! CIC will be delighted to arrange a remote visit and/or physical site visit. You also have the option to reach out directly to an organization and visit.

Yes. Collective wisdom is a key driving force for the CIC community. Within your member dashboard you can recommend a project that you feel would be a good fit for the community based on the criteria described above.

The Charedi Impact Community (CIC) y is a fiscally sponsored project of The Giving Group Community/ The Giving Back Fund (GBF), a public charity under IRS Section 501(c)(3) with EIN 04-3367888. GBF provides CIC with the required compliance, registrations, banking, accounting, auditing, legal, human resources, payment processing and grants management support. Donations made through the GGC platform are fully tax-deductible, to the extent allowable by law.

The pre-seed round of CIC  was funded by generous supporters who saw the vision, connected to the mission and recognized the value-add of creating such a platform. Founding funders include ……Daniel Goldmn. We are grateful to all of our founding funders and founding members. CIC is seeking additional philanthropists to join as seed round funders.

All the details are on our direct donate page.

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