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HEKDESH members granted $15,921.50 to three organizations in 2018.

Hotline for Refugees and Migrants Grant: $6,416.64

The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants (HRM) is a non-partisan organization that defends the rights of migrants and refugees in Israel and combats human trafficking. HRM assists vulnerable individuals, particularly those held in immigration detention, to uphold their rights. They aim to achieve broad-based, systematic improvements in policies and practices ensuring that the human rights of migrants in Israel are respected.

Higher Heights Leadership Fund  Grant: $5,593.11

Higher Heights Leadership Fund is building a national civic engagement infrastructure and network to strengthen Black women’s leadership capacity. They invest in a long-term strategy to expand and support the Black women’s leadership pipeline at all levels and strengthen their civic participation beyond just Election Day. They are based in California.

Freedom for Immigrants  Grant: $3,911.75

Freedom for Immigrants is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while also ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system. They visit and monitor 43 immigrant prisons and jails nationally, and they run the largest national hotline for detained immigrants. Through these windows into the system, they gather data and stories to combat injustice at the individual level and push for systemic change.