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HEKDESH members granted $14,473.22 to three organizations in 2019.

Sistersong     Grant: $7,091.88

Sistersong is an Atlanta-based, national organization whose purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institution policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities. It was formed by several organizations of women of color from Native American, African-American, Latina, and Asian-American communities. Their membership includes and represents Indigenous, African American, Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Latina women and LGBTQ people as well as white, male, and pro-life allies who support women’s human right to lead fully self-determined lives.


Bizchut     Grant: $3,907.77

Bizchut is the most experienced disability rights organization in Israel. It represents people across the entire spectrum of disabilities, regardless of age, gender or cultural background and emphasize assisting the most disadvantaged individuals within the disability community. Their mission is to enable persons with disabilities to participate as fully and independently as possible in the life of the mainstream community.


Life After Hate     Grant: $3,473.57
Life After Hate helps people leave hate groups in the US. It is the only organization operating in the US that was both founded and is run completely by former violent extremists, mostly defectors from the violent far-right. The primary goal is to interrupt violence committed in the name of ideological or religious beliefs through education, interventions, academic research, and outreach. They are based in Chicago.