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An advantage of working at the intersection of research, implementation, and iteration is that we are able to reflect on the ever-changing ecosystem. It is a privilege to leverage the Foundation’s resources to promote ideas, bring people together, and serve as a catalyst for creating vibrant communities. 

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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.

Koret Summer Update: Civics Education and Strengthening Bonds with Israel
Jul 2022 | Quarterly Update

Koret Summer Update: Civics Education and Strengthening Bonds with Israel

The Koret Foundation supports organizations that test and advance new and important ideas. To that end, this spring, we launched two new major initiatives: a new $3.8 million Civic Learning Initiative to build student knowledge and support teacher training to promote democracy and combat disinformation, and a $10 million grant to establish a new global collaborative between Tel Aviv University and ANU-Museum of the Jewish People.

Koret Spring Update: Moving Forward
Mar 2022 | Quarterly Update

Koret Spring Update: Moving Forward

Over the past nearly two years, COVID-19 taught us many lessons about what really matters. Among them was how vital it is to have access to high-quality local arts and cultural programming. Across the Bay Area, concert halls, art galleries, and exhibition spaces were the first to shutter in March 2020, and many of them remained closed well into 2021. But now, as the Bay Area continues to reopen, the art world is poised to make a comeback.

Koret Winter Update: Helping bring back Bay Area arts & culture
Dec 2021 | Quarterly Update

Koret Winter Update: Helping bring back Bay Area arts & culture

Over the past nearly two years, COVID-19 taught us many lessons about what really matters. Among them was how vital it is to have access to high-quality local arts and cultural programming. Across the Bay Area, concert halls, art galleries, and exhibition spaces were the first to shutter in March 2020, and many of them remained closed well into 2021. But now, as the Bay Area continues to reopen, the art world is poised to make a comeback.

Koret Summer Update: Building Bridges for the Future
Jul 2021 | Quarterly Update

Koret Summer Update: Building Bridges for the Future

The Koret Foundation is committed to supporting a strong US-Israel relationship, and one way we do this is by funding research collaborations between top Israeli and US academic institutions.

2020 in Review
Mar 2021 | Quarterly Update

2020 in Review

2020 was a challenging year and clearly not what anyone expected, and yet we have been inspired by the ingenuity and strength of our grantees, who have risen to the occasion and found new and expanded ways of serving the community.

Building Bridges Between Bay Area and Israeli Jews
Oct 2019 | Quarterly Update

Building Bridges Between Bay Area and Israeli Jews

The Koret Foundation seeks to strengthen the US-Israel relationship through bridge-building activities, including academic collaborations, trips to Israel, leadership development, and education programs. One of the signature grants in this portfolio is to Shalem College in Israel for the Koret Jewish Peoplehood Project.

Our two new grantmaking initiatives:  K-12 Education Innovation Initiative & Veterans Initiative
Jul 2019 | Quarterly Update

Our two new grantmaking initiatives: K-12 Education Innovation Initiative & Veterans Initiative

2020 was a challenging year and clearly not what anyone expected, and yet we have been inspired by the ingenuity and strength of our grantees, who have risen to the occasion and found new and expanded ways of serving the community.