Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust

Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust
Program Name: 
Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust
Grant Year: 
2015
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Grant Amount: 
$250,000
Interest Area: 
Special Needs
Grant Purpose: 

The Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust is the first pooled special needs trust in Los Angeles County, enrolling at least 65 participants over 3 years and ensuring that Jews and others in the general community with disabilities are able to obtain the highest quality of life by leveraging the power of community to assist with financial security.

Description: 

Founded in 2014, the Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs trust is the first pooled special needs trust in Los Angeles County. It works to ensure that children and adults with special needs are able to obtain the highest possible quality of life by leveraging the power of community to assist with financial security and peace of mind. 

Grant Quote: 

"The Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust will provide a much-needed financial lifeline for members of our community with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities to have a full, healthy and happy life."
-Sandy Samuels, Founding Board Chair, Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust