Shalom Sesame Funders

Lead funding for Shalom Sesame has been provided by:

  • Gruss Lipper Family Foundation
  • Funds of Jewish Education Sponsored by Gruss Life Monument Funds and UJA Federation of NY
  • Jim Joseph Foundation

Generous support for Shalom Sesame was also provided by:

  • American Greetings Corporation
  • The Ted Arison Family Foundation (Israel)
  • The Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
  • The Covenant Foundation
  • Crown Family Philanthropies
  • The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
  • Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation
  • The Herald and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation

About Sesame Workshop and Channel HOP!

Sesame Workshop is the world's leading educational media non-profit organization, reaching hundreds of millions children and families in 140 countries worldwide with innovative, curriculum-based programs that use a variety of media to promote essential literacy, math, science and social development skills in children aged 2-9. For over forty years, Sesame Workshop has been making a meaningful difference in the lives of children by addressing their critical developmental needs through innovative and engaging educational content delivered in a variety of ways, including television, radio, books, magazines, interactive media, mobile phones and community outreach efforts. The organization's mission is to maximize the educational power of media to help all children reach their highest potential.

Channel HOP! is Israel's premier destination for young children. HOP! is the coproduction partner for the Israeli Sesame Street, Rechov Sumsum, Israel's first fully integrated mass-media educational initiative teaching self-respect and respect for others. The project includes a sophisticated, robust website with interactive digital content in Hebrew, Arabic and English; print materials and programming for Israeli nurseries, kindergartens and the home; and community events. Using the unique power of Muppets, Rechov Sumsum builds fundamental life skills by promoting respect for cultural diversity in Israel and teaching children that conflicts can be resolved peacefully and fairly.