Winners of I-SAEF's Inaugural Grants in Solar Energy Announced
I-SAEF awarded its first two grant recipients in Solar Energy after a highly competitive selection process by I-SAEF's Scientific and Commercial Advisors. Research proposals were submitted by all six leading Israeli technology universities. I-SAEF winners were presented at an evening hosted by F. Warren Hellman, Chair of the San Francisco Jewish Community Endowment. Learn about I-SAEF's unique peer review process and the grant winners' ground-breaking research here.
Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren Presents at I-SAEF event at the Charles Bronfman Philanthropies in New York
At this landmark event with leading Jewish philanthropists, Ambassador Oren discussed I-SAEF and the historic opportunity for Israel to help build a brighter energy future for the world:
"Let me urge you with my fullest Zionist heart to become involved and to help us make this change--not just for the betterment of Israel, but for the betterment of the United States and the world."--Ambassador Michael Oren
Click here to listen to the Ambassador's talk.
I-SAEF Presents at the Jewish Funders Network Conference in Phoenix, AZ
The JFN Conference brings together leaders in Jewish philanthropy to exchange ideas about effective philanthropic strategies. Read I-SAEF's JFN profile to learn more about the founders and the initiative.
PRESENTATIONS & EVENTS
October 24, 2012
I-SAEF's 4th Annual Call for Proposals announced. For the first time in its history, I-SAEF will fund research in two areas of alternative energy simultaneously: Solar Energy and Energy Storage. 2013 promises to be a very exciting grant-making cycle.
August 8, 2012
I-SAEF Celebration Dinner, commemorating I-SAEF's rapid success in three short years: making 14 grants worth $2.8M, adding three celebrated Nobel Laureates to its Advisory Board, and bringing to 60 the number of eminent researchers from prestigious research institutions around the world evaluating applicants' alternative energy technologies.
June 7th, 2012
I-SAEF Awards Luncheon at the office of I-SAEF Board Member Jim Koshland, celebrating eight new grantees conducting research in the field of Synthetic Fuels from Renewable Sources, including Biofuels. Also commemorating the invaluable contributions made my the late Warren Hellman, one of I-SAEF's earliest supporters and greatest friends.
March 19th, 2012
I-SAEF Founders Lev and Galina Leytes attend the Jewish Funders Network International Conference in Tel Aviv
February 24, 2011
I-SAEF is represented at the Jewish Community Endowment Fund Young Funders Forum
December 14th, 2010
Lev Leytes presents at the Board Meeting of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, NYC
November 9th, 2010
Galina Leytes on "The Adventure of Venture Philanthropy" panel at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, New Orleans
August 2nd, 2010
I-SAEF is represented at the Jewish Leadership Forum, Park City