AJC (American Jewish Committee)

Amount: 
$150,000
Year: 
2008
Field of Interest: 
Religious Life
Program Name: 
Interfaith Work
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Organization Description: 

Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and advance democratic values in the United States and around the world. 

Grant Purpose: 

AJC Los Angeles' interfaith and intergroup work advances understanding of other faiths and ethnicities in America and around the world. Through coalition building, education, and outreach initiatives, it fosters and maintains close relationships and partnerships with Latino communities of Southern California. 

Latino Pentecostals are the fastest-growing religious group within the Hispanic community, and have emerged as a major force in the religious and political landscape. The Foundation's grant astutely recognizes this trend. Its invaluable support will substantially amplify the efficacy and impact of our program, far exceeding the dollar value of the award.

Seth Brysk
Executive Director, American Jewish Committee (AJC) Los Angeles