Impact Cubed manages the following funder consortiums and associated innovative initiatives in the Jewish world:
The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative (MGSDII) strategically catalyzes knowledge discourse on the modern state of Israel through scholarship, engagement and collaboration. Components include academic courses, lectures, Israel travel for students and faculty, visiting Israeli professors, conferences, and community education opportunities. Programming takes place on San Diego campuses, including UC San Diego, San Diego State University, CSU San Marcos, University of San Diego, and Cal Western School of Law. Funders include over 30 individual donors and the Leichtag Foundation.
The Jerusalem Model brings together young social entrepreneurs working toward a better future for all of Jerusalem’s diverse inhabitants. This coalition of bottom-up influencers, now 200+ strong, convenes Jerusalemites from all parts of the city around one common denominator: the conviction that Jerusalem’s diversity is not her fatal flaw, but her most precious asset. Including both Ultra-Orthodox and secular Jews, Palestinian Muslims and Christians, Ethiopian Israelis, members of the LGBTQ community and others, the Jerusalem Model leverages the distinct strengths of Jerusalem’s activist and civil society. The Jerusalem Model is a platform that convenes, strengthens and empowers activists in order to build resilience for the city’s civil society to influence and impact decision makers from the grassroots up.
Jerusalem Philanthropic Initiatives advances civil society and philanthropy in Jerusalem. Through efforts including the Jerusalem Model, JPI will work with civil society organizations, partner funders and other stakeholders to develop more Jerusalem-based programming, work with organizational leaders to develop their capacity, forge new cross-sector partnerships, and curate immersive experiences in Jerusalem. JPI aims to pivot Jerusalem strategy and magnify impact in the realms of social cohesion, diversity and inclusion and transformational change.
Featured Grassroots Initiatives
Feeding Our Frontline Heroes support Scripps Encinitas hospital workers who are working tirelessly to aid and help patients during the COVID-19 surge. Encinitas resident Syndee Wood launched this initiative in December 2020 to support provide ICU, ER, and hospital staff with warm meals from local eateries. Since launching, over $16K has been raised to feed the frontline heroes!