Who We Are

Bikkurim enables innovative Jewish nonprofit organizations to grow and thrive. Through its incubator, Bikkurim has helped launch 31 startups that contribute to the diversification and reinvigoration of Jewish life. Through Atid Hazak (‘Strong Future’), Bikkurim supports post-startups as they prepare to grow and scale for impact. Bikkurim is a joint project of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Kaminer Family.

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AVODAH and Encounter to join Atid Hazak

Bikkurim selects two important organizations for $255,000 in grants to multiply impact. June 4, 2015 – Bikkurim is proud to announce the selection of AVODAH and Encounter to receive $255,000 in funding and organizational assistance through Atid Hazak (‘Strong Future’), a program designed to enable the most promising Jewish organizations founded over the past two … Read more

Leaders of ImmerseNYC and Footsteps recognized in the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36!

We are thrilled to hear that Rabbi Sara Luria of ImmerseNYC (recently graduated from Bikkurim’s Incubator program) and Lani Santo of Footsteps (currently in Atid Hazak) have been recognized in the Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36 for their incredible accomplishments! Read more about Sara’s work here and Lani’s work here.

Bikkurim Invests in Strengthening High-Impact Organizations

Footsteps and Keshet to receive funding and assistance valued at $255,000 (May 7, 2014) Bikkurim is proud to announce the selection of Keshet and Footsteps to receive $255,000 in funding and organizational assistance through Atid Hazak (Strong Future), a new program designed to enable the most promising Jewish organizations founded over the past two decades … Read more

Bikkurim admits two new startups to its incubator

Bikkurim Admits Two New Startups to Incubator ImmerseNYC and the Shefa School will receive combined package of funding, in-kind resources, and capacity building over two years, valued at $120,000 per organization (June 27, 2013) Bikkurim has accepted two new organizations into its incubator program: The Shefa School (www.shefaschool.org) is the first pluralistic Jewish day school … Read more

Bikkurim announces Atid Hazak, a new initiative for the post-startup phase

In spring 2012, Bikkurim identified significant gaps in the support of post-start-up organizations. Today, Bikkurim announces a new initiative to address this need. Through Atid Hazak (Strong Future) Bikkurim will provide a bridge to enable second-stage Jewish organizations to strengthen their foundations as they mature. “Over the past decade, we have seen a surge in … Read more