Grants and Awards


UJA Federation of New York, SYNERGY:  Funding to research and explore network weaving as a core asset of strengthening synagogues and their communities, to help them become Connected Congregations.  (2012-13)

AVI CHAI Foundation:  Funding to support the Jewish Day School Social Media Academy for a cohort of NJ and NY area Jewish Day Schools (2011) and for a nationwide cohort of schools (2012-13).

Union for Reform Judaism:  To provide a year long Social Media Boot Camp for Reform congregations, including over 40 webinars, plus private coaching and consulting for a select group of 10 congregations. (2012)

UJA Federation of New York, SYNERGY:  Funding to conduct a year long Social Media Boot Camp for Long Island synagogues, and to disseminate the work further in additional years of programming with synagogues in the UJA Federation of NY catchment area, including social media training and the synagogue as a networked nonprofit.  More info.  (2009-2012)

The Covenant Foundation: Funding to support the Learning Network for Educators and the Darim Educator Fellowship, teaching Jewish educators to use social media in their work.  (2008-2013)

Berrie Innovation Grant:
Funding to conduct a year long Social Media Boot Camp for 20 Jewish organizations in Northern New Jersey. More info. (2009-2010)

The Kaminer Family Foundation: Funding to support Darim Online's strategic planning (2008)

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation: Funding to support the Darim Online Learning Network (2005-2009)

STAR: Synagogues Transformation and Renewal:  Challenge grant to launch Darim Online (2000-2002)


Top Jewish Influencer Award, given by National Jewish Outreach Partnership to Lisa Colton, 2012

The Nonprofit Technology Network's NTEN-Y Award, to Lisa Colton for bringing her entire network to the NTC, 2011

Jewish Communal Service Association's Young Professionals Award, to Lisa Colton, 2005

Hillel International's Exemplar of Excellence Award, to Lisa Colton for leadership of the University of Vermont Hillel board of directors, 2003

Wexner Graduate Fellowship, to Caren Levine, Class IV

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