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Budding Philanthropists

We are students from Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel, and we are passionate about helping those in need. Our Budding Philanthropists Foundation (BP Fund) provides grants to individuals or nonprofits who are doing the work of tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of healing the world. 

The B'nai Mitzvah class each year works through a curriculum on Philanthropy and Jewish Giving, culminating in a grants process where multiple grants are awarded to nonprofits chosen by the students.

Educated philanthropy is a life skill that encourages our students to seek out organizations that put their most deeply held values into action in the world. Evaluation of an organization's methods, efficiency, impact, and creativity also help the students make their funding decisions. All of this work is done as a collaborative group process, with consensus decision-making in the classroom and at funding decision meetings.  

2023 Grant Cycle is closed, please check back next year.

Support Our Philanthropic Efforts

We are part of a nationwide network of Jewish teens learning about philanthropy and putting it into practice. If you would like to support our foundation, you can make a donation here. (Under "Type," choose Budding Philanthropists.)

BP Grant Award Winners


English Language Center

Land Trust of the Treasure Valley

Israeli Guide Dogs for the Blind


Metro Meals on Wheels

No Shame on You

SHE (Style Her Empowered)


FACES of Hope

Nechama: A Jewish Response to Disaster

The Sierra Club: Idaho Chapter


CABI Youth Group

Global Gardens

Ride for Joy


Advocates Against Family Violence

The Arc

International Rescue Committee

Fri, June 2 2023 13 Sivan 5783