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The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 645 Cincinnati, OH 45242 Phone: (513) 214-1200

The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati
Workum Summer Intern 2018

About the JFC:

The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati invests in high impact, transformational initiatives in the areas of Unmet Basic Needs, Jewish Educational Opportunities, Leadership Development, Continuous Jewish Involvement and Israel Connection. Since its founding in 1995, the Foundation has significantly enhanced the cohesiveness and culture of the Cincinnati Jewish community and has invested more than $135 million in a vision to make Cincinnati one of America’s great cities for Jewish life.

The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, a private charitable foundation, was established with approximately $70 million in assets. For its first 15 years, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees made approximately $3.5 million in grants each year as part of its mission to advance, promote and strengthen the Cincinnati Jewish community.

In 2010, Mercy Health Partners purchased The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, generating a new asset base for the Foundation that has now grown to nearly $400 million. The Foundation worked with a team from Rosov Consulting, which specializes in Jewish communal philanthropy, to develop a strategic plan that would guide its transition from a $3.5 million per year traditional grantmaking entity to a $17+ million per year strategic investor in Cincinnati’s Jewish community. The Trustees established a unified set of principles intended to undergird their work; five specific and distinct grantmaking goal areas; and a set of strategies to support those goals.

Workum Intern Job Description:

A Workum Summer Intern at The Jewish Foundation will learn a great deal about Jewish philanthropy generally, and the grant-making process, specifically. While working at the Foundation, the Intern will observe how Foundation Trustees and staff prioritize and sequence their plan for realizing strategic objectives and investing in high-impact initiatives in the local Jewish community. The Intern will be directly involved in projects that will help Foundation Staff and Trustees make better and more well-informed decisions about how to use its resources.

Primary Intern tasks may include:

  • Research Projects in Foundation’s Grant-Making Areas – will involve going on-line and making phone calls to gather and compile information on exciting, relevant initiatives happening locally and nationally in our philanthropic content areas. The intern may also develop summaries or briefs on a variety of journal and news articles relevant to our overall mission.
  • Event Planning – the Foundation may organize events related to its grantmaking activity, and the Intern will be critical in assisting with logistical planning, preparing content, extending invitations and other tasks in organizing the event.
  • Participating in and Taking Notes on Conference Calls – writing summaries of content delivered by national experts in our funding areas.
  • Attend Meetings – the Intern will be included in relevant meetings to observe and participate in the Foundation’s interaction with the local Jewish community.

To learn more about The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, please visit our website: