The IVN-JCFSF Impact Grant Initiative Leadership Development Program

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in News |  

SF groupWe are excited to announce the creation of a partnership between the Jewish Community Federation (JCF) of San Francisco and Israel Venture Network (IVN). Together the JCFSF and IVN recently embarked on an innovative leadership development program.

Launched in January 2013, the new program is aimed at attracting a new generation of Jewish philanthropic leaders with a deep understanding of Israel’s social issues and trends.

Within the framework of IVN’s Social Venture Program – a model of selection, mentoring, capacity building and financing of high-potential social enterprises  – a cohort of 10 emerging leaders from the JCSFS are engaging in a comprehensive and intensive learning experience, as well as hands-on leadership training in the emerging field of social impact investment. In April 2013, the JCFSF group came to Israel to learn about Israel’s social landscape first-hand and finalize the selection of social ventures.

The program is to provide a new engagement tool to attract new and veteran donors locally in and around San Francisco, focused on the Federation’s work in Israel.

IVN, at the forefront of establishing the fourth business sector (social businesses) in Israel and JCF of San Francisco, bringing the international business perspective and best practices, will cultivate a new generation of highly accomplished philanthropic business leaders.