Jumpstart is a philanthropic research & design lab based in Los Angeles. Jumpstart’s unique combination of research, convenings, and funding enables creative changemakers – philanthropists and institutional leaders alike – to realize their own visions and advance the common good.
Child Safety Funder Pledge
Jumpstart is working with a group of leading philanthropists and foundations to support the adoption of stronger anti-child sexual abuse programs by Jewish organizations that work with children. Despite increasing awareness of the problem, and ongoing media coverage of new incidents, nothing is being done at a systemic level to reduce the risk of sexual abuse of minors or to assure organizations deal with the issue appropriately when it does happen.
The Child Safety Funder Pledge asks funders – foundations and individual philanthropists alike – to pledge that they only support Jewish organizations that have adopted and implemented comprehensive policies and procedures to prevent and address the sexual abuse of children. By raising awareness of the need for such policies and procedures, and making them a minimal requirement for organizations to receive funding, we hope to transform the Jewish communal system to take the steps necessary to tackle this issue.