Jonathan Hornstein

Program Associate, Israel and Jewish Community, US

    Jon joined The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in 2017 as a Program Associate focused on the Foundation’s Israel grants portfolio and Small Grants Program. In this capacity, he acts as a thought partner in developing and executing the Foundation’s Israel grants strategy, which has included 90 grants totaling $33.1 million from 2015-2017. In addition, Jon leads Weinberg’s Small Grants Program, which enables nonprofits with an operating budget of under $2 million to apply for funding.

    Prior to his role at the Weinberg Foundation, Jon served as a management consultant focused on the education sector for five years, including two years at Tyton Partners in Boston from 2015-2017 and three years at Huron Consulting Group in Chicago from 2012-2015. In these roles, Jon provided consulting services to over 20 organizations, including foundations, higher education institutions, education technology companies, and private equity firms in the areas of strategy and market development, operating and systems redesign, financial modeling, and performance improvement.

    Jon was selected to participate in the 2017-2018 Baltimore Corps Fellowship program, a yearlong program designed to build capacity within Baltimore’s social sector. He also served as an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow in July 2015-2016, aiming to boost the analytic capacity of leading education organizations. He currently serves as a mentor through Thread, Inc. for a high school student in Baltimore City and previously served in a similar capacity for Minds Matter for a high school senior from Chicago Public Schools.

    Jon graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2011. While at Michigan, Jon served as Chair of the Hillel Governing Board in 2011 and was one of five students selected to participate in the first TAMID fellowship program, which now sends over 200 students at universities across the U.S. to Israel for a transformative experience focused on Israel’s entrepreneurship sector.