Shalom Institute: Camp and Conference Center

Shalom Institute: Camp and Conference Center
Program Name: 
Shemesh Organic Farm Employment Internship Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Grant Year: 
2015
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Grant Amount: 
$200,000
Interest Area: 
Special Needs
Grant Purpose: 

Shemesh Organic Farm Employment Internship Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities is a social enterprise employing Jewish adults of all abilities in developing products for sale in the Jewish community and across Los Angeles. 

Description: 

Founded in 2006 and located in the Malibu Mountains, the Shalom Institute builds and strengthens Jewish identity by providing experiential Jewish educational opportunities. It focuses on nurturing Jewish values, cultivating leadership, developing community, fostering social awareness, and instilling an appreciation for the environment.  

Grant Quote: 

"We are grateful to The Foundation for the opportunity to scale up our Shemesh Organic Farm Fellows Employment Program into a fully sustainable social enterprise, enabling us to expand the number of meanigful jobs for adults with developmental disabilities."
- Bill Kaplan, Executive Director, Shalom Institute: Camp and Conference Center