The latest piece of good news is that the Avi Chai Foundation was overwhelmed with donations beyond its expectations when it offered to match grants dollar-for-dollar:
Avi Chai originally planned to provide $1 million worth of matching grants over two years. But in its first two-month application period this fall, the program drew $3.4 million worth of eligible donations. Avi Chai matched the amount, generating $6.8 million for Jewish education.Most of the money will go to Jewish day schools; grant winners will be notified this week. Congratulations!
Avi Chai chose to match the unexpected demand rather than risk forfeiting the potential of lifelong Jewish donors, [Yossi Prager, Avi Chai’s North American executive director] explained.