Next Generation

At 21/64, we understand the unique skills and perspectives the next generation can bring to the philanthropic community. However, the prospect of engaging the next generation can be daunting.

Next-generation family members have grown up with access to broader opportunities fueled by information technology, increased diversity and global connectedness. The questions they ask, language they use, and even their values and priorities change the way the family communicates.

The more a family is able to see that “involving the kids” does not only mean adding children to an existing system, but rather shifting the family paradigm to become multigenerational – embracing what each generation brings to the table – the better prepared they will be for the next phase of the foundation’s evolution, and for meeting the needs of the 21st century.

Explore our Next Generation programming here.

  • What's New

    Grand Street

    Now recruiting for a new cohort of Grand Street, a network of 18-28 year olds who are involved or will be involved in their family philanthropy one day. Participants often feel respect for their inherited family legacy but are unsure about finding their own place in the multigenerational family context. Grand Street allows participants to explore questions of their Jewish identity, family responsibility and philanthropic opportunity in a safe space among peers. Participation in the network begins with a weekend retreat and is followed by optional activities including international site visits, volunteer service trips, and other learning and philanthropic opportunities initiated by members of the network. To find out more, email us at or call 212.931.0129.

    Grand Street
    Ripe for Change

    Complex problems demand complex solutions. The food we eat and the way we grow, pick, process, and distribute it has never been more damaging to our health and well being – or to the environment – than it is today. In response, a diverse and loose-knit movement has grown up that seeks to transform the way food works. It is a young movement, just now coalescing. 21/64, in partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the New World Foundation, facilitates a multi-generational group of funders for regular educational programs, group discussions and site visits that bring together philanthropic peers to learn about the New York food system and how to involved in building a sustainable one. To find out more, email us at or call 212.931.0129

    Ripe for Change
  • Featured Articles

    What do the next generation of major donors want?

    Amy Clarke, Ben Eyre, Sharna Goldseker,
    and Michael Moody, Alliance, December 2013
    Originally published in the December 2013 issue of Alliance magazine. The original article can be found here. For more information about subscribing to Alliance, please click here.

    Jewish Giving Needs A Broader Definition

    Sharna Goldseker & Robert Goldblum
    The Jewish Week, November 6, 2013

    What It Means To Be A Philanthropist – Gen Xers and Millennials Weigh In

    Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker
    Forbes, April 1, 2013

    Next Gen Donors and Their Plan for Greater Impact

    Michael Moody & Sharna Goldseker
    Stanford Social Innovation Review, February 12, 2013

    Family Foundations Prepare for the Next Generation

    Paul Sullivan, The New York Times, February 8, 2013