Bolder, Better, Wiser, Stronger: Fellows reflect on the 2014-2016 Dual Investment Program

Over the past two years, Joshua Venture Group invested in six visionary leaders and their groundbreaking ideas through the Dual Investment Program. Each fellow received funding and support services worth over $100,000 to help turn their fledgling operations into stable organizations that can scale, grow, and transform Jewish life. With guidance from JVG, fellows have […]

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An Inside Look at JVG

Over fifteen years ago, JVG pioneered a model of investing in promising entrepreneurial leaders and in emerging, high-potential social mission ventures in the Jewish community. JVG’s work with social entrepreneurs on the ground – infusing their work with a comprehensive suite of resources, including much needed funding, critical skills trainings and non-financial supports, and access […]

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Alumni Reflections on the Dual Investment Program

Joshua Venture Group (JVG) has graduated 32 social entrepreneurs from our signature two-year program. In Spring 2015, we surveyed our alumni to identify which aspects of the suite of support services provided through the Dual Investment Program were of greatest value to them. We had a response rate of 75% (24 of 32 alumni), with […]

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Nails + Learning + Vision: Tivnu Builds a Strong Foundation

Tivnu: Building Justice is a social justice organization that combines advocacy for the fulfillment of basic human needs, Jewish study, construction work and training, and leadership development. Through its various programs, Tivnu offers Jewish youth the opportunity for hands-on work that addresses the issue of housing and other fundamental social needs, building homes or undertaking internships […]

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Catalyzing a Movement: Sharsheret Sets the Jewish Breast Cancer Agenda

Before Sharsheret, there was no Jewish response to breast cancer.  Although Jewish men and women are 10 times more likely to carry a gene mutation that triggers hereditary cancers, the disease was still taboo – an unspoken malady. Sharsheret has given a voice and face to breast cancer, rallying communities across the country, encouraging healthy […]

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A Little Guidance Goes a Long Way: Flush with Cash but No Infrastructure, JVG Helps G-dcast Find its Legs

Think Jewish education can’t be fun? Think again. With its videos and apps, G-dcast is teaching Torah, and kids and adults are paying attention. But in 2010, G-dcast’s future was uncertain. Although G-dcast had an infusion of cash and lots of media buzz, the founder, Sarah Lefton, had no staff, no infrastructure, no systems, no […]

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Advance Your Goals: Joshua Venture Group Helps AVI CHAI Reinvigorate Jewish Day School Education

When The AVI CHAI Foundation set out to explore the use of new technologies to improve Jewish day school education and to support schools in staying relevant and competitive in the wider education landscape, they turned to Joshua Venture Group to identify the next big thing. Through a competitive selection process, Joshua Venture Group and […]

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An Accomplished Portfolio: JVG Fellow & Venture Successes

Our Dual Investment Program cultivates strong leaders and guides the growth of ventures that reinvigorate Jewish life across North America. For over ten years, social entrepreneurs have looked to JVG to gain the skills, support, and network access to realize their visions. Our ventures are sustainable and growing. JVG Fellows have launched 32 ventures since […]

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