We’re delighted to announce Natan’s 2012 New Media grantees. After reviewing nearly 70 applications and narrowing down the pool to 7 finalist organizations, Natan’s New Media committee has ultimately awarded grants to 3 organizations, as well as augmenting other Natan grant committees’ grants to organizations working in the new media space. Brief descriptions of the grantees are below.
Overall in 2012, Natan is making 47 grants to 48 organizations and individuals in Jewish communities around the world. You can read more about the entire 2012 grants portfolio on our website.
Council of Young Jewish Presidents’ Jewish Engagement Portal will be a multifaceted mobile application enabling people in New York City to search and access information about Jewish events and volunteer opportunities, customized to their interests and locations.
Jewish Farm School’s Feast FWD will be a web platform that will feature a viral video web series with celebrity presenters and educational material that will connect food, the environment, and Jewish texts and values.
Jewrnalism is a new organization based in Krakow, Poland that will provide multimedia training to young Central and European Jewish “citizen-journalists” to enable them to create new media reports chronicling the life and work of their home Jewish communities.
In addition to funding the below projects, Natan’s New Media committee also allocated a portion of its funds to three exciting New Media projects in other grant areas: G-dcast, Haggadot.com, and Jewgether.