Friendship Circle of Los Angeles

Friendship Circle of Los Angeles
Program Name: 
Friendship Circle of Los Angeles
Grant Year: 
2017
Grant Type: 
Next Stage
Grant Amount: 
$250,000
Interest Area: 
Special Needs
Grant Purpose: 

To reach and serve a larger number of families with special needs by improving its volunteer infrastructure, outreach to families, and developing a fund strategy for the next stage of its growth. 

Description: 

Founded in 2002, Friendship Circle provides Jewish children and young adults with special needs with a full range of social, recreational, educational and Judaic experiences. Since receiving one of our first Cutting Edge Grants in 2007 to help provide special needs children with friendship and community, Friendship Circle has grown to annually serve 120 children and their families, engaging nearly 500 teen volunteers. With a Next Stage Grant, Friendship Circle will reassess and develop its volunteer infrastructure, improve its outreach to current and new families, and develop a fund strategy for the next stage of its growth.