The David Project is a Boston-Based pro-Israel organization, which works in collaboration with Hillel International to promote Zionism on college campuses. According to Hillel's website, The David Project "empowers student leaders to build mutually beneficial and enduring partnerships with diverse organizations so that the pro-Israel community is integrated and valued on campus."
The David Project was founded in 2002 by Charles Jacobs, who also founded The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA). The Jewish Telegraph Agency reports, "The David Project was launched in 2002 to confront what it identified as radically anti-Israel and pro-Islamist influences on campus. The group produced a controversial film alleging an anti-Israel bias at Columbia University and its founder, Charles Jacobs, publicly opposed a mosque being built in Boston." As the Forward reported in 2012, "The group is also known for its long-running, and ultimately failed, effort to oppose the construction of a Boston mosque."
- Financial Support – Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP)
From fiscal years 2007-2020, Combined Jewish Philanthropies funneled $1,514,942 from its donors to The David Project.
- Financial Support – Joseph and Rae Gann Charitable Foundation
Based on available tax filings, the Joseph and Rae Gann Charitable Foundation has donated at least $17,750 to The David Project.
- Financial Support – Kraft Family Philanthropies
Kraft Family Philanthropies donated $50,000 to The David Project from FY09-FY10.
- Financial Support – Ruderman Family Foundation
The Ruderman Family Foundation donated $35,000 to The David Project from FY05-FY14.
- Financial Support – Seth Klarman, and the Klarman Family Foundation
As the Forward reported in 2012, Seth Klarman "has also been the longtime chairman of The David Project, a Boston-based group mostly concerned with pro-Israel advocacy on campus. The group is also known for its long-running, and ultimately failed, effort to oppose the construction of a Boston mosque. Klarman said in an interview with the Forward that his interest in The David Project was in its campus work."
The Klarman Family Foundation donated $6,093,881 to The David Project from FY03-16. The Klarman Family Foundation also made a $250,000 donation to Hillel international in FY18 which was earmarked "to support the mission and goals of The David Project for fiscal year 2019."
- Association/Collaboration – Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA)
The David Project was founded in 2002 by Charles Jacobs, who also helped found The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA) in 1988.
- Association/Collaboration – UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst Hillel encourages UMass Amherst students to apply for paid internships and fellowships with The David Project.
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