‘Crowdfunding’ is quickly becoming the norm for grassroots funding of artists and inventors. Jewish projects have found their backing on sites like Kickstarter.
Talia Leman was 10 years old when she began her fundraising career, bringing in millions for Hurricane Katrina victims. She founded RandomKid to enable others to do the same.
The Andrea and Charles Bronfman and Avi Chai foundations are in the process of spending down their assets. They are working to make sure groups they help stay afloat.