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B'nai Tzedek - Teen Philanthropy

Philanthropy isn’t just for adults. Through the Dayton Foundation’s B’nai Tzedek Program, teens can learn the power of giving while participating in a program that aims to develop leadership among its participants, as well as provide them with an opportunity to connect with one another. B’nai Tzedek is open to Dayton area teens ages 13 and up.

How does it work?

  • Teens can establish a fund - in their own name - with a minimum contribution of $180 or more. The Ida Fay & Luba Gretel B’nai Tzedek Youth Fund of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton will contribute an additional $320 to the fund. That means your teen’s fund will begin with a minimum balance of $500!
  • Teens learn about the importance of tzedakah by making a yearly donation from their fund to an approved 501(c)(3) charity.

In addition, programs are scheduled throughout the year so B’nai Tzedek participants can connect and further grow. Our goal is to engage and empower youth today to help build leaders for tomorrow.

For more information about teen philanthropy, contact us!