Emergency Cash Grants Initiative

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Program Name: 
Emergency Cash Grants Initiative
Grant Year: 
2009
Grant Amount: 
$250,000
Interest Area: 
Human Services
Grant Purpose: 

Provide emergency grants to individuals and families affected by the economic downturn to meet their immediate needs.

Description: 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles was founded in 1952 to identify and fund a broad range of Jewish social service, educational and humanitarian programs. The Jewish Federation mobilizes and integrates financial, human and organizational resources within the Greater Los Angeles Jewish community to foster a sense of common Jewish purpose; strengthens Jewish constituencies in order to enhance Jewish identity; meets critical human needs in a Jewish context; and deepens bonds with Jewish people worldwide.

The Emergency Cash Grants Initiative was seeded by The Federation and The Foundation to provide grants to Jewish families in urgent need of financial support. Grant funding is being provided via Jewish program partners to Jewish individuals and families requiring assistance. Individuals may apply for emergency assistance through one of the following partnering organizations: Aviva Child and Family Services, Beit T'Shuvah, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters LA, Jewish Family Service, Jewish Free Loan Association, Jewish Vocational Service, Milken JCC, National Council of Jewish Women LA, Tomchei Shabbos, or Valley Cities JCC.