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NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jewish Communal Fund (JCF), the largest Jewish donor advised fund in the country, distributed $520 million in grants to charities in all sectors during the 2021 fiscal year ending June 30, 2021. JCF Fundholders recommended a record-number of grants—72,000—to thousands of charitable organizations, a 13% increase from 2020. The average grant amount was $7,194.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (RED) has brought together leaders in the financial services sector to call a CODE (RED) on the COVID-19 pandemic, raising money to support urgent and equitable access to COVID-19 relief in response to the ongoing and devastating impact of the virus in the world's poorest countries.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- American Express and (RED) are partnering to call a CODE (RED) on the COVID-19 pandemic supporting equitable access to testing, treatment and vaccines in response to the ongoing and devastating impact of the virus in the world's poorest countries. Starting today, American Express® Card Members can use Membership Rewards points towards a donation with PayPal's Pay with Rewards feature to help provide COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccines for people most in need. In addition, American Express will donate $250,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts championed by (RED) and its partners, the Fund for the Global Fund and COVAX, and will match employee contributions to the campaign.

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NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Average giving to charities by affluent Americans increased by 48% last year compared to 2017 ($43,195 vs. $29,269), according to the 2021 Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households, released today. Amid pandemic challenges, nearly 90% of affluent households gave to charities in 2020, comparable to past years. At the same time, the study found notable shifts in the way donors give across different generations, representing significant implications for philanthropists and the nonprofit sector going forward.