Supporting great people and projects in North America and Israel.
To fulfill our mission of creating healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond, Hazon supports and networks great people and projects in North America and Israel.
Since our first bike ride in 2000, Hazon has become one of the largest funders of the Jewish environmental movement. We have given away over $700,000 to more than 100 organizations and projects in grants from our bike rides and through work with community partners. Our fiscal sponsorship program supports new organizations in early stages of development. And we work closely with partners and cohort organizations to advance the conversation around Jewish environmental sustainability including launching Makom Hadash in 2010, a shared space for second-stage Jewish non-profits in Manhattan.
We invite you to learn about the organizations we support and support us in our work to create a healthier and more sustainable world for all.
A portion of the proceeds from the New York Ride, California Ride, and Cross-USA Rides support small projects and organizations that are building a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community. Grants are distributed annually to major partners and dozens of mini grantees.
Past grants have included:
- The down payment on the Adamah house and continuing support of the program
- Funding for a garden at Camp Na’aleh, which now provides produce to the camp kitchen
- The Israel Bike Association, which promotes active transportation in Israel
- Roof gardens, solar panels, and other green upgrades to Jewish institutional buildings
With the help of local funders, Hazon provides small grants to kickstart innovative Jewish environmental projects in specific communities. Grants are currently available in Boulder and Denver, CO.
Jewish Farm School
An organization that offers farm-based education for college students, adults and youth to promote sustainable agriculture and food systems rooted in justice and Jewish traditions.
An organization that revitalizes Jewish life by reconnecting Jewish traditions to the cycles of nature through land-based festivals, rites of passage, and sustainable life skills education.
Green Movement Amutah
Through innovative leadership training programs and theatrical performances, Storahtelling makes ancient stories and traditions accessible for new generations, advancing Judaic literacy and raising social consciousness.
Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens
Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens is dedicated to building pluralistic Jewish community through hands-on agriculture and food justice education rooted in Jewish tradition, history and culture. Facilitating a connection between Judaism and food and agriculture breathes new life into Jewish tradition, community, and identity and engages the Jewish community in the question of how to feed ourselves and the world in a just and sustainable manner. Just as beans add nitrogen to nourish and replenish our soil, so too this project adds vital nutrients to our Beantown Jewish community.
The premier environmental school in the Middle East, attracting Israelis, Palestinians, Jordanians, and Americans. Hazon’s partner on the Israel Ride.
A Jewish summer camp with a vision of creating a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world. Eden Village has hosted the New York Ride for two years.
Hazon’s award winning food blog, “The Jew and the Carrot,” is now published in conjunction with The Jewish Daily Forward.
A leading advocate for environmental change in Israel, the Heschel Center educates Israeli leadership in cutting edge sustainability techniques. Hazon’s partner on the Israel Food Tour.
A residential leadership-training program for young adults that integrates urban organic farming, social justice work and progressive Jewish living and learning. Based in Oakland, fellows participate in the California Ride and West Coast Food Conference.
TJL engages youth in the exploration of Jewish values, identity, and community through the combination of photography and more traditional text-based learning. TJL provides educational programming across North America and Israel.
From the platform of our urban farm, Ekar applies the practices of ancient traditions, customs and teachings to engage our community in the solutions to many contemporary issues. Ekar Farm has engaged 1,000 community volunteers in growing 25,000 pounds of urban organic vegetables and has donated 90% of these vegetables (20,00 lbs) to Jewish Family Service and hunger relief organization, feeding 2,500 people a month during their harvest season.
Jewish Social Justice Round Table
Hazon works with this coalition to establish a unified and powerful Jewish social justice movement.
Hazon gathers with other environmentally driven organizations to further partnerships across the field.
Hazon also supports and promotes a wide variety of other environmental programs, and various institutional partners support and pilot our programs.