The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

The Koret Foundation is dedicated to creating a vibrant Bay Area and a thriving Jewish community.

Grantee Spotlights

JUMA: It starts with a job

Juma— the word for “work” in many African dialects—is a nonprofit social enterprise whose purpose is to employ young people who might otherwise have a hard time landing their first job. Juma’s motto is “It starts with a job.” Juma Youth have dealt with personal challenges. Many of them have experienced homelessness or housing instability, […]

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Blending Holocaust testimony with music and technology

“The Children of Willesden Lane” is a true story. It begins in Vienna in 1938, when it quickly becomes dangerous to be Jewish. The heroine of the story is a young girl named Lisa Jura, who dreams of becoming a concert pianist. Her family is Jewish, and her parents are able to secure her a […]

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Guided by Jewish values, the Koret Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for all who live in the Bay Area and to ensuring the vitality of the global Jewish community. We champion community leaders and institutions that can do the greatest good for the most people.  

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Updates

Presidio Tunnel Tops is now open to the public!
Jul 2022 | Grantee in the News

Presidio Tunnel Tops is now open to the public!

The 20-year transformation of the Presidio’s waterfront adds 14 acres to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, building a national park space over concrete tunnels connecting San Francisco to the Golden Gate Bridge. Presidio Tunnel Tops features walking trails, art installations, picnic areas, and the mobile food program Presidio Pop Up.

IsraAID partners with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska to provide trauma care
Jul 2022 | Grantee in the News

IsraAID partners with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska to provide trauma care

In partnership with Zelenska’s national mental health initiative, IsraAid is sending teams of Israeli trauma specialists to Ukraine for several weeks at a time. Read the full story on eJewish Philanthropy.

KQED’s Media Literacy Educator Certification wins NAMLE award
Jul 2022 | Grantee in the News

KQED’s Media Literacy Educator Certification wins NAMLE award

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) has selected KQED’s PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification for the 2022 Media Literate Media Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to media literacy made by media professionals with national reach.