For Grant Makers With Programs in Israel, the Attacks Are ‘Deeply Personal
Reeling from the news of the attack on Israel, grant makers with close ties to the country pledged to help in its defense and to back efforts to provide humanitarian assistance in the face of war.
Several foundations announced emergency grants, such as $5 million committed by the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation and $750,000 made available by the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Michael Bloomberg and his Bloomberg Philanthropies provided a matching gift for donations to Magen David Ogen, Israel’s “Red Cross,” which has raised $1 million. And UJA-Federation of New York culled $10 million from its endowment — called an initial commitment — to provide relief to victims of the attacks.
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy