Jonathan Lopatin

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FUNDING AREAS: Jewish Causes, Education & Youth, Justice & Humanitarian

OVERVIEW: Jonathan Lopatin and his family move their philanthropy through the Lopatin Family Foundation, which gave away approximately $1 million in a recent year. Lopatin is active in the Jewish community. He has also supported his alma mater, Vassar College.

BACKGROUND: Jonathan M. Lopatin graduated from Vassar College in 1976. He joined Goldman Sachs and became a general partner in 1994. Lopatin has since gone on to found not-so-simple productions, a documentary film company that creates Jewish educational films.


JEWISH CAUSES: Post-Goldman Sachs, Lopatin founded not-so-simple-productions, a "not-for-profit documentary film company dedicated to addressing central issues facing Jews today - as individuals, as a people, and as a part of the human community." The company produced Eyes Wide Open, a 2008 film about the "ironies of the human connection between American Jews and Israel." 

Lopatin got a masters in Talmud and Rabbinics from Gershon Kekst Graduate School at Jewish Theological Seminary. He sits on the board of Jewish Theological Seminary, which he supports via his foundation.

Other grantees include Hazon, whose aim is to create "healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond," Beth El Synagogue, Institute for Jewish Spirituality, UJA Federation, and Hebrew Free Loan Society.

EDUCATION & YOUTH: Lopatin has supported alma mater Vassar College. 

JUSTICE & HUMANITARIAN: Lopatin steadily supports Just Food, which focuses on "community-driven solutions to inequities in our food system." He has also supported Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

OTHER: Grantees include Stowe Land Trust, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Partners in Health.

LOOKING FORWARD: Expect Lopatin to stick with his interest areas.


Lopatin Family Foundation
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New York, NY 10005