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To our dedicated donors and volunteers,
I am pleased to share with you the 2019 Donor and Volunteer Report. The difference your support has made in this community, and in people’s lives, is difficult to capture in words, yet I hope you feel a sense of pride as you scroll through this site.
None of these accomplishments would have been possible without your support and your trust in CJP to engage, inspire, and catalyze Jewish life in Greater Boston. Every year, with your help, we get closer to closing the gap between the world as it is and the world as we know it should be.
As we imagine a more connected, more inclusive, more engaged community, your commitment to CJP matters more than ever. Your partnership makes CJP’s work possible and this community strong.
Rabbi Marc Baker
President and CEO
CJP inspires meaningful connections to Judaism and Jewish life.
Every handshake, every conversation, and every relationship helps us find meaning in our stories and discover where tradition binds us.
CJP invests in institutions and organizations that nurture our community.
We're determined to ensure everyone has the resources they need to engage in Jewish life. We are working hand in hand with more than three hundred partner organizations to achieve that goal.
CJP develops lasting solutions for systemic change.
Steered by the values that have guided our people for millennia, we are addressing the everchanging needs of modern society. We invest, we innovate, and we transform — because harnessing the full power of our Jewish community requires nothing less.
Our Generous Community of Donors
CJP has served as a community investor and philanthropic partner since its founding in 1895. We are grateful to our donors' commitment, trust, and generosity, which are felt throughout the Greater Boston Jewish community and beyond.
individuals, families, and foundations
made gifts to CJP
donors gave $1,000 or more
of CJP donors renewed their gift last year
donors gave for the first time last year
donors gave between $1–$999
have given to CJP for 20+ years
Extraordinary Investment in Our Community and Beyond: $223 Million
CJP’s community investment and supporting services
8,312 CJP Donor Advised Fund (DAF) grants to 2,684 charities
|460+||grants distributed throughout our local, national, and global communities . . .|
|230+||. . . to day schools, synagogues, social services organizations, camps, Hillels, and much more . . .|
|60+||. . . in cities and towns where
grant recipients serve thousands
CJP DAFs are managed and invested by CJP, and assets are subject to CJP’s exclusive legal control. All grants are recommended by individual fund signatories and are reviewed and approved by CJP. Grants support a wide range of donor interests beyond CJP’s areas of focus and may not conflict with CJP’s mission.
Managing and Stewarding our Community’s Resources
CJP is proud to provide donors and Jewish organizations access to philanthropic and investment platforms.
We offer donors at all ages and stages of life a low-cost, easy-to-access opportunity to manage and optimize their giving in ways that significantly
benefit the Jewish community and much more.
Nearly all local Jewish educational organizations, social services partners, and synagogues, along with Jewish organizations from across the country and around the world, participate in JCEP.