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

Honeymoon Israel: 20 couples, 1 incredible trip, a million memories

Honeymoon Israel (HMI) is more than just a romantic trip to Israel. The organization’s tagline —it’s about the journey—hints at the “more.” Honeymoon Israel is indeed for couples, but they aren’t necessarily newlyweds. Participating couples may be engaged, or in a committed relationship, or in their first five years of marriage. A group of 20 […]

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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, or […]

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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

Koret Fall Update: Investing in civics education and in Jewish Peoplehood
Nov 2022 | Quarterly Update

Koret Fall Update: Investing in civics education and in Jewish Peoplehood

An educated citizenry is key to a well-functioning democracy. Only through robust civic education can we ensure a stable, democratic future. That’s why Koret launched a $3.7 million Civic Learning Initiative to ensure that K-12 civic education across the Bay Area is engaging, robust and impactful.

Israeli Philharmonic returns to Bay Area with young, energetic maestro Lahav Shani
Oct 2022 | Grantee in the News

Israeli Philharmonic returns to Bay Area with young, energetic maestro Lahav Shani

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) will perform on Nov. 6 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and again the next evening at Bing Concert Hall on the Stanford University campus, after opening the tour with four performances in Southern California starting Nov. 2.

Koret President Dr. Anita Friedman honored with Light Unto the Nations Award
Oct 2022 | Grantee in the News

Koret President Dr. Anita Friedman honored with Light Unto the Nations Award

Koret President and Jewish Family and Children’s Services executive director Dr. Anita Friedman was presented with the Light Unto the Nations Award at AJC’s 2022 Global Advocacy Gala. The award is AJC’s highest honor bestowed on world leaders who exhibit leadership, courage, and principle.