About Connected to Give

Connected to Give is a collaborative project of a consortium of independent foundations, family foundations, community foundations, and Jewish federations working in partnership with Jumpstart to map the landscape of charitable giving by Americans of different faith traditions.

Connected to Give Consortium

Funding Partners

  • Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
  • Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation
  • Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies
  • Harold Grinspoon Foundation
  • Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
  • Koret Foundation
  • Leichtag Foundation
  • Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
  • Marcus Foundation
  • Joseph Meyerhoff and Rebecca Meyerhoff Awards Committee
  • Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund
  • The Morningstar Foundation
  • The Natan Fund
  • Rose Community Foundation (Denver)
  • Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Birthright Israel NEXT
  • Additional support was provided by Mandell Berman

Steering Committee

  • Jeffrey R. Solomon (chair)
  • Adina Dubin Barkinskiy
  • Michael Bohnen
  • Sanford R. Cardin
  • Seth Cohen
  • Kate Conn
  • Danielle Foreman
  • Jennifer Gorovitz
  • Rabbi Irving Greenberg
  • Lee Meyerhoff Hendler
  • Felicia Herman
  • Jay Kaiman
  • Scott Kaufman
  • Morlie Levin
  • Adin Miller
  • Alicia Schuyler Oberman
  • Marcella Kanfer Rolnick
  • Rafi Rone
  • Simone Friedman Rones
  • Charlene Seidle
  • Andrés Spokoiny
  • Dara Weinerman Steinberg
  • Douglas Bitonti Stewart
  • Shawn Landres (ex officio)

Research Advisory Committee

  • Joshua Avedon
  • Felicia Herman
  • Lisa Farber Miller
  • Dara Weinerman Steinberg
  • Professor Shaul Kelner of Vanderbilt University independently reviewed the research design.

Research Team

  • Shawn Landres (chair), Jumpstart
  • Jim Gerstein (principal investigator), GBA Strategies
  • Michael Bocian, GBA Strategies
  • Eliana Fishman, GBA Strategies
  • Una Osili (principal investigator), Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Debra Mesch, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Steven M. Cohen, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Berman Jewish Policy Archive
  • Sarah Bunin Benor, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Ayala Fader, Fordham University
  • Evelyn Dean-Olmsted, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
  • Kari Dunn Saratovsky, KDS Strategies
  • Sian Winship, Hershey Cause Communications

Communication Team

  • Joshua Avedon (chair), Jumpstart
  • Hershey Cause Communications

Advisory Committee

  • Adin Miller
  • Marcella Kanfer Rolnick
  • Kari Dunn Saratovsky
  • Roben Kantor Smolar
  • Douglas Bitonti Stewart