Center for Designed Philanthropy

What is the Center for Designed Philanthropy?

We’re a team of philanthropic advisors with expertise in broad areas. When you open a Donor Advised Fund, you have complimentary access to our team. We will help you explore your interests and meet your giving goals.

We help develop meaningful giving strategies, assist multigenerational philanthropic families, and offer knowledge in areas of interest such as homelessness, social welfare, early childhood development, Israel, and engagement of all ages and stages in Jewish life. Our Center for Designed Philanthropy team oversees millions of grant dollars, meets with hundreds of nonprofits each year, and assists donors with funds of all sizes. Our approach is comprehensive, multi-faceted, and personalized.

To schedule a complimentary consultation, call 323.761.8710 or email the Center today.

What can the Center team do for you?


We can provide assistance with:

How We Help

Why utilize these services?

• Maximize your impact
• Engage family members
• Understand the issues
• Connect with LA philanthropists and leaders

Who can use these services?

These services are free and available to donors of any level.

Consider scheduling a consultation if:
• You have recently opened a fund at The Foundation
• You have had a fund with The Foundation for many years and are seeking advice
• A family member opened a fund for you and you are new to giving
• You are an experienced giver interested in making even greater impact

Center Expertise

Naomi Strongin 2 2023

How to Vet a Nonprofit: Five Steps

by Naomi Strongin, Vice President, Center of Designed Philanthropy

Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles Warren Fong

How to Determine Where to Give

by Warren Fong,
Senior Program Officer

Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles Sara Hahn

How to Make a Meaningful Gift

by Sara Hahn,
Senior Program Officer

Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles charlotte friedman

How to Donate Impactfully After a Disaster

by Charlotte Friedman, Senior Program Officer


Let us help you help others!

Get started today! Contact Naomi Strongin, Vice President, Center for Designed Philanthropy, at, (323) 761-8710, or use the form below to schedule your meeting!

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