The Charles H. Revson Foundation Awarded Over $3 Million in Grants to 12 Recipients.
The Board of Directors approved grants within three of the Foundation’s program areas, “Biomedical Research,” “Education,” and “Jewish Life.” The Biomedical Research program strengthens research in the biomedical sciences through two fellowship awards. Annually, the Revson Foundation offers the competitive Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science to eight researchers, at participating New York institutions, who show extraordinary talent in postdoctoral studies. Revson also supports the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Postdoctoral Program for Advancing Women in Science, which provides supplementary financial support to Israeli women scientists who have been awarded postdoctoral fellowships in North America.
The Education Program supports institutions and projects that seek to provide broad access to knowledge, information, and resources that sustain an informed and engaged citizenry. This grant cycle, the program funded advocacy for public policies to strengthen local news and supported an ambitious effort to build an accessible ecosystem of civic engagement opportunities for young New Yorkers.
The Jewish Life Program works to improve social and economic outcomes for communities in Israel and North America by building capacity in under-resourced fields, like civic service and urban planning in Israel and Jewish chaplaincy in North America. This cycle, the program provided funding to increase Arab employment in Israel’s private sector, support opportunities for Muslims and Jews to study together, and to mobilize the Jewish community in support of electoral fairness and democratic integrity in the United States.
See the full list of grants awarded in June 2022 below:
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science—$250,000—To support women scientists in the third and fourth years of their postdoctoral fellowships in the United States selected by the Weizmann Institute’s “Women’s Postdoctoral Career Development Award in Science Program” to expand the number of Israeli women in scientific research.
The Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science [awarded to six institutions]—$1,795,848—To support the top tri-state area biomedical science fellows by providing a two-year fellowship for third and fourth-year postdoctoral students at six institutions.
Do Something—Building a Civic Participation Ecosystem for Young New Yorkers—$450,000—To support Do Something and YVote in building a civic participation ecosystem for young New Yorkers, including a new collective and digital hub that will allow young people, their families, and their teachers find high-quality civic opportunities that are coordinated, accessible, and aligned with young people’s interests.
The GroundTruth Project—Rebuild Local News Coalition—$100,000—To support the Rebuild Local News Coalition and its advocacy to revitalize local journalism.
Co-Impact: The Partnership for a Breakthrough in Arab Employment—$240,000—To support Co-impact’s comprehensive, data-driven approach to increasing Arab employment in Israel’s private sector.
Issue One – A More Perfect Union: The Jewish Partnership for Democracy—$150,000—To provide general support engaging the Jewish community in cross-partisan work to strengthen democratic institutions and values, ensure election integrity in 2024, and contribute to long-term civic engagement.
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America—Muslim Leadership Initiative—$300,000—To support new opportunities for Jews and Muslims to learn together, developing leaders who can respond in times of crisis from knowledge and experience.