Since 2002, 21/64 has been the trusted support system for next gen donors and inheritors in the Jewish community and beyond. As we celebrate 21/64’s 20-year anniversary of next gen work, we are proud to offer our esteemed flagship program, the Grand Street retreat.
Grand Street, a program that draws its name from the historical roots of Jewish immigration in the Lower East Side of NYC, pays homage to the Jewish tradition of tzedakah, which embodies the concept of giving and means justice and the responsibility to uplift communities in need. Grand Street is designed for next gen donors who are or will be involved in leading their family's philanthropy and who are exploring the intersection of their Jewish traditions of giving with their 21st-century identity amid the pluralistic society we currently live in today.
The Grand Street retreat embodies 21/64’s unwavering belief in the power of next gen donors to drive innovation, foster closer connections with the communities they support, engage in open dialogue with their families and social networks and catalyze positive and lasting change. We look forward to facilitating these transformative experiences, empowering next gen donors to navigate their philanthropic journeys and make a meaningful difference.
Grand Street is designed to be interactive and an off-the record exploration where the cohort can engage in profound conversations surrounding Jewishness, philanthropy, family dynamics, and the intersections of these three. Our goal is to empower participants, equipping them with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to continue their conversations and explorations beyond the two-days of learning.
The retreat acts as a catalyst. By providing participants with a nurturing and supportive environment, the Grand Street retreat fosters personal growth, deepens understanding, and cultivates a sense of purpose among the cohort, ensuring participants leave the experience with a renewed sense of motivation and a strong foundation for their philanthropic journeys.
Who Should Attend?
Individuals in their 20s and 30s stepping into roles in personal and family philanthropy.
February 8 (starting at 5:30pm) - February 9, 2024 (ending at 4:00pm)
- Clarify motivational values, vision and roles in philanthropy;
- Articulate and catalyze next steps for philanthropic action plans;
- Gain a generational perspective and family dynamics lens; and,
- Uncover ways to leverage the relationships built in this community of peers to achieve their desired impact.
About Grand Street
Grand Street provides a space for individuals come together and explore their inherited legacy beyond wealth. Through off the record conversations and interactive exercises, participants will convene to clarify their philanthropic identities, develop a vision for their future and shape their philanthropic endeavors in alignment with their personal values and the rising needs of their communities. Participants who lean into the Grand Street opportunity find themselves realizing personal growth, professional opportunities, roles within family philanthropy, and leadership positions within the Jewish and secular not-for-profit realms.
In our 20th year of facilitating next gen donor learning cohorts, we have found that the peer-to-peer relationship aspect has consistently been a highlight and a valuable addition to the program. Founding members of the network took it upon themselves to identify the vision of Grand Street, which they articulate as follows:
- To build a network of young Jews in similar positions of philanthropic responsibility;
- To create a space where members can develop in the philanthropic realm with their peers and outside of their family; and,
- To invite participants to ask their own questions.
Grand Street is an ongoing opportunity, which in its twentieth cycle, continues to support members who began with us over two decades ago. Included in the Retreat is a follow-up call with 21/64 to reflect on your experience and think about next steps. After the Grand Street Retreat, members are welcome to participate in programming and network events at their leisure. 21/64 always provides an open door for personalized coaching, referrals, and support to all members.
- Peer network and connections – Members have access to other peers in the Network at different stages regarding personal, professional and philanthropic development. Get connected with other Grand Street members, both in your cohort and previous ones on topics such as stepping into leadership in family office and philanthropy, staffing family foundations, women in family giving, exploring impact investing and raising children amid wealth.
- Personalized coaching – Call us for guidance in areas you are looking to develop further, from how to advance your ideas at the next family meeting, to non-profit career guidance, to talking about money in a relationship.
- Resources and referrals—Tap our team for connections to resources and advisors in an area you are looking to learn more about.
- Webinars, programming and events – Have the option to participate in ongoing seminars, monthly webinars and discussions with experts on relevant and related subjects, such as fiduciary responsibility, giving plans, family dynamics and impact investing.
Grand Street Participant
Grand Street participant