American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Amount: 
$350,000
Year: 
2020
Field of Interest: 
Vulnerable Populations
Grant Type: 
COVID-19 Response
Organization Description: 

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the leading Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities. JDC Israel is the Israeli arm of the global JDC, and its focus is economic opportunity, reducing poverty gaps, and improving quality of life for all Israelis.

Grant Purpose: 

To support JDC’s Employment Assistance and Support for At-Risk Youth programs, helping individuals access the job market and receive mentorship and support during the pandemic.

Thanks to the generous support of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, JDC is able to help Israeli job seekers and youth at risk during this challenging period of COVID-19. With this funding from The Foundation, we are developing invaluable services in Israel to provide for these vulnerable populations who are deeply and disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

David Zackon
Director of Financial Resource Development