2017 Recipients

Anti-Defamation League, Eastern Pennsylvania

Anti Defamation League2017 Annual Walk Against Hate: Sponsor
2,175 youth and adults are making strides against bigotry and hatred in their communities by signing on to the 7th annual Walk. A multi-generational assembly of people of different religions, races, cultures and beliefs will assemble in the Philadelphia Naval Yard to start the walk.

Thirty Diversity Expo partners representing local nonprofit organizations will showcase their contributions to celebrating diversity in the community.

Walk Against Hate

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Hospital Outreach Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Hole in the Wall Gang CampPaul Newman, Founder.
Based in Ashford, Connecticut, the camp is dedicated to providing "a different kind of healing" to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge.

The Foundation is a sponsor of "Camp Week at CHOP," where for one week in July, Camp and all the regalia and fanfare come to the hospital and clinical setting. The Camp's Outreach Specialists collaborate with hospital staff and volunteers to bring the playful spirit of camp and transport it to 500 kids' bedsides and playrooms on every unit, to help restore joy and laughter to these youngsters lives. During a time laden with fear, stress, and uncertainty in their young lives, these children get to do what normal kids do in the summer.

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Comic Relief, Red Nose Day

Save the Children
Red Nose Day's mission is to lift kids around the world out of poverty. A two-hour prime-time television event, it brings together the biggest stars, to raise funds to keep children and young people safe, healthy and educated. 50% of the $35.4 million raised this year helped the one of five children here in the U.S. living in poverty. The other half is spent in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

The Foundation’s donation provided:

  • 330 meals for hungry children through Feeding America food banks
  • Food, clothing, shelter and medical care to help get 2 children off the streets
  • Access to education, i.e., tuition and textbooks for 2 children in a developing country
  • Access to clean water to a family of 5 in a developing nation, such as Uganda
  • Lifesaving, essential immunizations for 3 children in need

All 50 states and global communities receive support. As a result of this event, 2,659,642 children's lives were positively impacted in 2016. Major partners in Save The Children are Walgreens, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, NBC.

Red Nose Day

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (JFGP)

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia


This committee is the arm of JFGP that provides a safety net of support, providing basic necessities of living, primarily nutritious food, medicine and shelter to meet the needs of vulnerable community members in Greater Philadelphia, in Israel, and Overseas "hot spots" (recently Ukraine; France). Provides emergency food assistance, home delivered meals, congregate meals, food pantries for 15,000 individuals - medically frail and at-risk elders, low income individuals - in our local Jewish community.

Provides grants, case management and coordinates support services from other local Jewish organizations that provide community services to adults living with developmental disabilities, brain injury, autism, and mental illness.

Holocaust Survivors - 1,234 survivors locally receive services of housing, medical assistance and food assistance. In Israel, Holocaust survivors receive JFGP funding through Aid For Life, a program addressing survivors' nutrition, medical, and financial needs.

This commission addresses Israel's vulnerable population and those Jews living in other global communities by providing hunger relief for 200,000 who are struggling with food insecurity in Israel and social services funding for 550 of Israel's disadvantaged youth who are homeless and live on the streets.

Gershman Y: 37th Philadelphia Jewish Film Fest

The media of film is one way of preserving and sharing Jewish values. The mission of the Film Fest is to celebrate Jewish values, culture and history through this lens.

Delaware Valley residents gather to view films at numerous theater venues throughout the Philadelphia area, and participate in programs that educate and provide inspiration. They engage in dialogue with the producers (Skype or in person) and local experts/historians on the topics, celebrate diversity of our culture and heritage (and other cultures that intersect ours) and learn how to be positive agents of change in our society.

Jewish Film Fest

Female Hebrew Benevolent Society

Female Hebrew Benevolent Society
CLFSA contribution supports four specific areas of assistance: emergency aid, including monthly stipends; personal emergency response systems for frail elderly; pharmacy stipend program; and camp scholarships.



This is the region's largest hunger-relief agency. The Foundation's donation provided 1600 meals to at-risk children and families. Support from donors helps supply food to over 350 regional distribution programs, including pantries, food cupboards, after-school programs and other hunger relief agencies across nine counties in PA and NJ.