Tomorrow: Say L’Chaim to our Winning Partners
The Slingshot Fund, which works with young philanthropists to promote Jewish innovation, has released its 2022 “10 to Watch,” a list of 10 relatively new Jewish nonprofits responding to current concerns of American Jews in original ways. This year’s list includes two Atlanta-based nonprofits that received seed funding from Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. One is The Blue Dove Foundation, which addresses mental health issues through a Jewish lens. The other is the Jewish Fertility Foundation (JFF) which provides financial assistance, emotional support, and educational programming to Jewish people with medical infertility.
“Jewish Atlanta continues to be a place that is committed to investing and nurturing in entrepreneurial and innovative Jewish organizations and leaders. The Blue Dove Foundation and Jewish Fertility Foundation are the latest projects to join the ever-growing list of initiatives that have been recognized for creative approaches by Slingshot. It is organizations and leaders like these that help make our city the thriving Jewish community that it is,” said Rich Walter, Federation’s Chief of Programs & Grantmaking.
Gabby Spatt, Executive Director and sole full-time employee of The Blue Dove Foundation, hopes that inclusion in the list will allow her to grow her $310,000 budget. But she also sees the group’s selection as a sign that the Jewish community is more willing than it has been in the past to openly discuss mental illness. “It means that the community is thinking differently,” she said. “Over the last two years we’ve seen that the community is ready to have these kinds of conversations.”
Elana Frank, CEO and Founder of the Jewish Fertility Foundation (JFF), has expanded her organization’s footprint both virtually and with offices in Birmingham, Cincinnati, and Tampa. In addition, JFF just launched one of the first-ever podcasts dedicated to infertility in the Jewish community. “Fruitful & Multiplying” brings listeners the latest in all things related to fertility and infertility from leading doctors, attorneys, rabbis, and professionals in the field, in addition to well-known individuals and influencers who have all had personal infertility journeys. Listen on Spotify and Apple.
Federation is honored to recognize these partners, who were incubated through our Jewish Innovation Fund. Join us tomorrow, March 23, for a l’chaim to celebrate The Jewish Fertility Foundation and The Blue Dove Foundation for this national recognition. This event is free, and available both virtually and in person. Register here.