The Lapin Foundation is a charitable foundation based in Salem MA. According to their 2020 Annual Report, the Lappin Foundation's mission includes "Developing a connection to and love for Israel" "across generations." Towards this mission, the Lappin Foundation provides an array of pro-Israel programming and resources in Eastern Massachusetts, geared toward youth in particular.
Particularly notable is the Lappin Foundation's "Youth to Israel Adventure (Y2I)," an all-expenses paid trip to Israel for rising high school sophomores or juniors, which is jointly funded by the Lappin Foundation and Combined Jewish Philanthropies. The Lappin Foundation also coordinates "Virtual tours of Israel."
The Lappin Foundation's pro-Israel resources include its "Israel Land Map," a 30x15 foot large floor map accompanied by "enrichment materials," meant to "make learning about Israel fun and interactive" for young children. The Lappin Foundation website includes a testimony about their Israel Land Map from an educator in Beverly, who states: “Teaching about Israel using the Israel Land Map is a multi-sensory experience for kids of all ages and encourages play with a purpose. Students have a great time on the floor map learning about Israel through touch, play, stories, games, puzzles and much more. It’s fun and engaging.”
The Lappin foundation also frequently organizes pro-Israel events in Eastern Massachusetts for for people of all ages. These include a May 2022 event entitled "The U.S. and Israel: The Ties That Bind Us," and a March 2022 event entitled "Zionism: Herzl's Vision Then and Now."
- Financial Support – Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP)
From fiscal years 2007-2020, Combined Jewish Philanthropies funneled $857,764 from its donors to the Lappin Foundation. Moreover, the Lappin Foundation and Combined Jewish Philanthropies co-sponsor and co-fund the "Youth to Israel Adventure (Y2I)," an all-expenses paid propaganda trip to Israel which targets Boston area teenagers.
- Association/Collaboration – Consulate General of Israel to New England
The Consulate General of Israel to New England also frequently co-sponsors pro-Israel events coordinated by the Lappin Foundation (see for example: here). The Consulate General donated between $500 and $999 to the Lappin Foundation in fiscal year 2020.
- Financial Support – Fidelity Charitable
Fidelity Charitable funneled funds from its donors to the Lappin Foundation in FY19, according to Fidelity Charitable's 990 form from that year.
- Association/Collaboration – Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America
The Boston chapter of Hadassah and the Lappin foundation have co-sponsored events, such as this event in March 2022 entitled "Talking to School-Age Children About Antisemitism."
- Association/Collaboration – American Jewish Committee (AJC) of New England
The Lappin Foundation and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of New England have collaborated to put on events, such as this March 2022 event organized Lappin Foundation which featured AJC New England Director Robert Leikind as a speaker.
- Association/Collaboration – Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
The Lappin Foundation and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of New England have collaborated to put on events, such as this March 2022 event organized Lappin Foundation which featured ADL New England Director Robert Trestan as a speaker.
- Financial Support – Ruderman Family Foundation
The Ruderman Family Foundation donated $101,360 to the Lappin Foundation in FY09-FY11 and FY13-FY18.