Friendship Circle of Los Angeles

Amount: 
$250,000
Year: 
2017
Field of Interest: 
Special Needs
Program Name: 
Friendship Circle of Los Angeles
Grant Type: 
Next Stage
Organization Description: 

Founded in 2002, Friendship Circle provides Jewish children and young adults with special needs with a full range of social, recreational, educational and Judaic experiences. Since receiving one of our first Cutting Edge Grants in 2007 to help provide special needs children with friendship and community, Friendship Circle has grown to annually serve 120 children and their families, engaging nearly 500 teen volunteers. With a Next Stage Grant, Friendship Circle will reassess and develop its volunteer infrastructure, improve its outreach to current and new families, and develop a fund strategy for the next stage of its growth. 

Grant Purpose: 

To reach and serve a larger number of families with special needs by improving its volunteer infrastructure, outreach to families, and developing a fund strategy for the next stage of its growth. 

The Foundation’s confidence and support of Friendship Circle of Los Angeles will strengthen and streamline our organization to better assist children with special needs, their families and volunteers who depend on our vital services.  We are grateful and look forward to enhancing internal operations to the benefit of the Jewish community we serve.

Rabbi Michy Rav-Noy
Executive Director, Friendship Circle of Los Angeles