In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are redirecting our grantmaking funds to address current needs and long-term challenges in the community. Read about phase two of our COVID-19 Response Grants to 19 nonprofits in Los Angeles and Israel. This latest round of grants builds upon $2.5 million awarded to 22 Los Angeles-area nonprofits to address vital needs. To date, The Foundation has awarded $5.5 million in grants to 41 nonprofits. The remaining dollars that are part of the second phase will be distributed in early 2021 on an invitation-only basis. The second phase of the COVID-19 Response Grants is now closed.

The Foundation awards grants to support new and existing initiatives to strengthen our community. These include Cutting Edge Grants for transformative programs in the LA Jewish community, Israel Grants for economic development and Jewish identity, Next Stage Grants for capacity building, General Community Grants for a high-priority area of concern in LA, and Capital Grants for construction and renovation projects for Jewish institutions. Learn more about these grant categories below.

Cutting Edge

Seed funding to launch transformative new programs in the Los Angeles Jewish community

General Community

Addressing critical needs in the wider LA community through Tikkun Olam ("repairing the world")

Next Stage

Capacity building support for LA Jewish nonprofits 


Creating economic opportunity and furthering pluralistic Jewish identity in Israel


Construction and renovation for LA Jewish institutions