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The Davis Academy Alumni Tzedek Grant 

Founded in 2016, The Davis Academy Alumni Tzedek Grant recognizes and supports charitable initiatives by our graduates. These efforts exemplify The Davis Academy’s menschlichkeit values of Tzedek, a Hebrew word that means righteousness or justice. Open to high school and college-age alumni, the grant is an opportunity to advance the efforts of our alum who continue to carry our Davis values out into the world beyond their years at Davis. Each year, we are proud to award Tzedek Grants to outstanding recipients and recognize the difference they are making in their communities.

2024 Tzedek Grant Proposals

If you’re currently in high school or college and you’re a Davis Academy alum, then you’re eligible to submit a proposal. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of current Davis Academy faculty and administration and a limited number of proposals will be awarded grants up to $200 each. Your proposal can be for a new or existing project, as long as you’re passionate about it, occupy a leadership role, and able to demonstrate how it fulfills our menschlichkeit value of Tzedek (“Righteousness/ Justice”).

Accepting proposals starting February 5, 2024.
Last day to submit proposal is February 29, 2023.



Tzedek Grant Recipients
Nikki Berne '2010

Miracle Children

Zoe Light '2012

Green Team

Emily Brothman '2013

Terps Against Hunger

Jacob Cohen '2013

JAM Bowl

Max Kamean '2013

JAM Bowl

Max Rubenstein '2014

Game Givers

David Antonino '2014


Amalia Haviv '2018

Nutrition Education

Maya Laufer '2018

Foster Care Support

Zoe Bober '2016

Refuge House

Josh Isaacs '2018

Pressure Wish

Alon Rogow '2018

Pressure Wish

Isabelle Mokotoff '2016


Caitlyn Pinkser '2019

Positive Mirroring Project

Leah Tuck '2015

A Spark of Art


Harris Unell '2022

Recycling Tennis Balls 

Annie Marcus '2022

Annie's Homeless Bags


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