Founded in 1951, The Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC) is a family education center and community gathering space based on Jewish values and traditions. With a 2012 Cutting Edge Grant, SIJCC launched Culture Lab, a vibrant arts program that contributes to SIJCC's exciting creative programming for young Jews living on the east side. A Next Stage Grant will help SIJCC become the state-of-the-art cultural center it envisions, developing a business model that will allow it to continue to evolve in the midst of dynamic growth in Downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding eastside neighborhoods.
To become a state-of-the-art cultural center and to develop a business model that will continue the organization to evolve in Downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding eastside neighborhoods.
The Museum of Tolerance is the educational division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization founded in 1977 dedicated to preserving the lessons of the Holocaust and fostering tolerance and understanding in today's world. The Museum of Tolerance challenges visitors to confront anti-Semitism, bigotry and racism; to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts; and to assume responsibility for positive change through customized tours, high-tech exhibits, and interactive workshops.
The Museum of Tolerance Renovation will provide a new state-of-the-art facility for its programs.
Founded in 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate, and terrorism; promotes human rights and dignity; stands with Israel; and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.
iAct Impact uses a multimedia educational approach to help students and faculty on college campuses confront hate speech and anti-Semitism.
Founded in 1984, Single Room Occupancy Housing Corporation (SRO Housing) is a non-profit community-based organization, dedicated to building a vibrant community for homeless and very low-income individuals in Skid Row. SRO Housing pursues its mission of community revitalization by providing clean, safe, and affordable housing; managing public spaces; and administering needed supportive services. SRO Housing provides affordable single-room occupancy housing with over 2,300 private, single units of housing throughout 30 properties.
The Supportive Housing Move-in Assistance program will identifies veterans experiencing homelessness, designates appropriate units of permanent supportive housing, and provides move-in assistance and move-in stipends.
Founded in 2009, the South Los Angeles Child Welfare Initiative (SLACWI) was created to break intergenerational cycles of poor developmental outcomes for children zero to five years in South LA and to reduce their risk of involvement with the foster care system. The Initiative works to build the individual, organizational and collective capacity of participants from 7 agencies and to provide a comprehensive “Early Childhood System of Care” for young children with an emphasis on children in kinship care and children born to teen mothers. It uses a holistic and cross-disciplinary approach to early childhood systems that combines health, early childhood education and social services to improve outcomes for children. SLACWI addresses change in both practice and policy to ensure that lessons learned improve the performance and impact of the organizations involved while ultimately informing better solutions for the entire field of child welfare.
The Early Childhood System of Care support families with children ages zero to five (75% of whom are zero to three) who live in South LA in receiving comprehensive support services through seven South Los Angeles Child Welfare Initiative (SLACWI) partner agencies, using St. John’s pediatric patient-centered home as the main entry portal.
The Southern California College Access Network (SoCalCAN) is an alliance of 20 nonprofit organizations founded in 2005 to increase college access and success rates for low-income, disadvantaged youth. As a forum for joint learning and collaboration, SoCalCAN provides member organizations the opportunity to strengthen capacity, enhance results, and broaden impact by sharing best practices, developing common tools, and building strategic partnerships.
The Youth Ambassadors of College Knowledge program trains and empowers tenth and eleventh grade low-income, medium- to high-achieving students at five high schools to prepare for and pay for college and to serve as 'Peer Ambassadors' who promote college-going among their peers.
Founded in 1964, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center (St. John’s) works to improve the quality of life for low-income children and adults who live in the poorest neighborhoods in LA County through low- or no-cost primary and preventative health care services. Its mission is to eliminate health disparities and foster community well-being by providing and promoting the highest quality of care in South LA. Through its 12 clinics, including five school-based health centers and one mobile clinic, St. John’s offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services that include physical exams, disease management, immunizations, obesity prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, dental screenings, counseling, case management, health education, early childhood programs including school readiness, and teen reproductive programming. In 2012, St. John’s provided 153,000 medical, dental and mental health visits and 53,764 health education and case management services to 47,500 low income patients.
The Bright Futures Initiative provides culturally sensitive primary and preventative health care, education, and coordination/referral services to children ages zero to three and their parent/caregiver.
Founded in 2001, StandWithUs is an international Israel education organization dedicated to educating people of all ages about Israel and combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues. It works to increase understanding and improve misperceptions about Israel through education and outreach.
The High School Outreach Program provides educational workshops, seminars, presentations, and resources to high schools to inspire students to become better educated about Israel and to be prepared to combat anti-Israel sentiment they amy face on college campuses.
Founded in 2001 in Los Angeles, StandWithUS is an international organization dedicated to educating people of all ages about Israel and combating extremism and anti-Semitism.
The J.D. Fellowship will launch a fellowship that includes educational workshops, a mission to Israel, culminating projects and semi-annual dinners for 30 Jewish law students who will learn how to use legal tools to defend Israel.
In Israel today, Ethiopian Israelis are confronted with many obstacles that deter their integration into society as a whole and into the high-tech sector in particular. In spite of high motivation levels, only 9% of Ethiopian Israeli soldiers are chosen to receive any technological or professional training in the army, which decreases their chances of attaining high level positions in the army and joining the high-tech sector post-army. Additionally, only 24% of Ethiopian Israelis attain a high school matriculation diploma and therefore cannot gain access to a university-level education.
The Closing the Digital Gap - Empowering Ethiopian Israeli Young Adults program supports a comprehensive vocational technology training and placement program for 80 Ethiopian Israeli young adults ages 21-30 per year.
Established in 2002, Tech-Career offers Ethiopian Israeli young adults technological training, personal development workshops and job placement services. Its training programs aim to increase the number of Ethiopians working in high tech industries and decrease the number dependent on economic and social services. Between 2004 and 2009, 83% of Tech Career graduates, i.e. 52 individuals, were employed in high tech industries as software developers or software quality assurance professionals. Tech-Career is seeking to ensure that by 2012 at least 1,000 of its Ethiopian Israeli students will be working in high tech industries.
The Technology Training Program develops programming for professional training aimed at integrating a greater number of Ethiopian Israelis into high tech industries.
Founded in 2005, Temech has dedicated itself to offering the financial, socio-economic, and professional tools needed to broaden professional opportunities available to women in Israel's religious community, build women's leadership, and create a more economically stable community, thus reducing poverty. Temech works closely with employers, policy makers, and key institutions to foster the expertise required for women to succeed in today's workplace. Programs include: subsidized professional training, computer skills courses, job club and workplace readiness courses, mentor programs, job fairs, employer outreach events and a professional working hub.
The Employer Based Training program will provide job training and placement services to 750 unemployed and underemployed ultra-Orthodox women from across Israel over three years.
Founded in 1953, Temple Akiba is a Reform synagogue located in Culver City. It serves as a house of worship, nursery school, religious school, youth group and adult education facility. Temple Akiba has 340 member families. It has 65 students enrolled in the Nursery School, 150 students in the Religious School and 200 summer day campers.
The Campaign of Light project will renovate Temple Akiba’s facility including the entrance courtyard, outside gathering space, sanctuary, social hall, lobby and administrative offices.
Established in 1946, Temple Beth Hillel is an inclusive Jewish community affiliated with the Reform movement, dedicated to prayer, study and social responsibility. Located in the East Valley, it offers a range of programs including a religious school, Mommy and Me, early childhood program, camp programs, a day school and adult education classes. It also houses the East Valley Food Pantry and the Community Counseling Center.
The Upgrade Power project will renovate the sanctuary and social hall and to relocate and upgrade a power line that will enable the synagogue to install a new passenger elevator.
Founded in 1937 and 1947, respectively, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Isaiah are both leading modern Reform congregations serving West Los Angeles and Greater Los Angeles.
ChaiVillageLA is the first inter-congregational neighborhood-based Village network for participants interested in aging in place, built on a foundation of Jewish values and community.
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.
KOREH L.A. is a non-sectarian volunteer-run literacy program founded in 1999 with seed money from The Foundation. 'KOREH' is the Hebrew word for read. Originally called the LA Jewish Coalition for Literacy, the program recruits and trains Jewish volunteers to donate one hour per week to read one-on-one with children at an LAUSD elementary school. The program builds children's literacy and self-sufficiency and engage Jewish volunteers in visible, meaningful activity. In its first year, the program recruited and trained Jewish volunteers from 10 L.A. synagogues to provide one-on-one reading for 200 kids at 10 LAUSD schools. Since then, the program has grown dramatically; more than 9,000 KOREH L.A. volunteers have helped 18,500 children at 150 schools increase their reading skills. In addition, KOREH L.A. has helped restock 15 elementary school libraries and trained hundreds of teens, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to be volunteer reading partners, empowering them through the experience of hands-on community service.
Recruit and train Jewish volunteers from 10 L.A. synagogues to provide one-on-one reading tutoring for 200 kids at 10 LAUSD public schools.
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterSilverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterArts & Culture
Simon Wiesenthal CenterMuseum of Tolerance RenovationArts & Culture
Simon Wiesenthal CenteriAct ImpactReligious Life
Single Room Occupancy Housing CorporationSupportive Housing Move-in AssistanceAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
South Los Angeles Child Welfare InitiativeEarly Childhood System of CareEarly Childhood
Southern California College Access NetworkYouth Ambassadors of College KnowledgeCollaborative Grants
St. John's Well Child and Family CenterBright Futures InitiativeEarly Childhood
StandWithUsThe High School Israel EducationIsrael Advocacy
StandWithUsJ.D. FellowshipReligious Life
Tech-CareerClosing the Digital Gap - Empowering Ethiopian Israeli Young AdultsEconomic Development
Tech-CareerTechnology Training ProgramEconomic Development
TemechEmployer Based Training ProgramEconomic Development
Temple AkibaCampaign of LightReligious Life
Temple Beth HillelUpgrade Power/Sanctuary & Social Hall RenovationReligious Life
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills in partnership with Temple IsaiahChaiVillageLASeniors
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los AngelesKOREH L.A.Education