Programs

Since the early 1980s, The Wexner Foundation and its affiliates have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in charitable and philanthropic activities around the world. The Foundation’s organizing framework has been built on developing leadership though investing in programs, people, and institutions.

The core of The Wexner Foundation’s philanthropic work has consisted of leadership programs that Foundation staff run and operate—investing in individual leaders. But the Foundation has also pursued its mission by supporting institutions and programs which serve crucial functions in enriching Jewish life and employing and training leaders for the North American Jewish Community and Israel.

The Wexner Foundation has invested in a wide variety of programs such as Birthright Israel, Hillel International, CLAL, HIAS, PEJE, JESNA and many more.

A constellation of people; thinkers, academics, researchers, practitioners, and innovators in Jewish life and in Israel have helped advance The Wexner Foundation’s mission and programs.

Institutions

The Foundation has also pursued its mission by supporting institutions that serve crucial functions in enriching Jewish life and employing and training leaders for the North American Jewish Community and Israel. Some these institutions include:

  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  • Shoah Foundation
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Hebrew University
  • Yad Vashem
  • Jewish National Fund
  • United Jewish Appeal
  • Jewish Federations of North America
  • Yeshiva University
  • Peres Center for Peace
  • Yitzhak Rabin Center
  • Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Kolot
  • Jewish Theological Seminary of America
  • Yeshivat Chovevei Torah,
  • and many more.

In addition to these national and international institutions, The Wexner Foundation has been a significant supporter of the core Jewish communal institutions in Central Ohio, including:

  • JewishColumbus (formerly Columbus Jewish Federation)
  • Wexner Heritage Village Senior Healthcare and Housing
  • Jewish Family Services
  • The Jewish Community Center
  • Columbus Jewish Day School
  • Columbus Torah Academy
  • Agudas Achim Congregation
  • Other Columbus synagogues
  • OSU Hillel – Wexner Jewish Student Center