Philanthropic family foundation dedicated to providing funding to health research, jewish causes, and educational endeavors.

  • Initiated the dormant Jewish Film Festival after five years of no activities.  The Foundation provided a three year grant of $100,000, with a follow-on contribution of $86,000 for capital improvements for the theater.
  • Provided over $100,000 in contributions to the City of Stillwater in support of city festival events including Lumber Jack Days, Fourth of July fireworks, and Charity Run.
  • Provided $100,000 grant to The Blake School for the Highcroft Campus remodel and expansion.
  • Provided over $750,000 in grants to the Howard Pulley annual national tournament for high school youth teams.   This tournament provided high school youth ages 14-17 with the opportunity to meet and play against leading high school players from around the county.
  • Provided $50,000 grant to the Minnesota Minority Golf Association.  Mr. Sabes served as a board member and sponsor to this association.
  • Provided $25,000 grant to the Jewish Studies lecture series chaired by the University of Minnesota.
  • Provided $25,000 grant to the Jewish Studies lecture series chaired by the University of Minnesota.
  • Provided a $300,000 grant commitment to the Jewish Arts and Humanities Department at the Sabes Jewish Community Center.
  • Provided a $100,000 grant to the Howard Pulley Pro-Am Basketball League to help inner-city youths gain leadership opportunities.
  • Provided a $25,000 grant to the X-Prize Foundation in support of space exploration.
  • Provided a $25,000 grant to the Juvenile Diabetes Association
  • Provided a $3,000,000 grant, over five years, to the Minneapolis Jewish Community Center.  Honored with the naming of the Sabes Jewish Community Center.
  • Provided a $1,250,000 grant, to the Adath Jeshurun synagogue to retire outstanding building mortgage.  Honored with the naming of the Moe and Esther Sabes Campus.
  • Provided a $50,000 gift to Metro State University Business School.
  • Provided a $25,000 gift to Teen Challenge, in support of their drug rehabilitation programs.
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$6,000.00 to Northside Achievement Zone, Minneapolis, MN

Friends of the Future Leadership team (Jon Sabes is a member of the Advisory Group) and Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is building one system to support many organizations and schools, and providing a continuum of services from pre-birth through college for Northside youth.  Families are showing early signs of success:

  • In 2012, NAZ parents stepped up for their kids with their highest-every enrollment in Family Academy, their parenting education program.  They now have 89 graduates.
  • The first NAZ summer program launched, in partnership with Plymouth Christian Youth Center,  It served 100 kids who would have likely not have attended an academic program.  Most participants made a half a grade level improvement in reading.

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