RespectAbility

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Amount:
$300,000
Year:
2019
Field of Interest:
People with Disabilities
Program Name:
Project Moses: LA Jewish Leaders with Disabilities Program
Grant Type:
Cutting Edge
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Established in 2013, RespectAbility works to fight stigmas and advance opportunities for people with disabilities. It provides professional advising, trainings, toolkits, webinars, and media campaigns to educate the community on the capabilities and strengths of people with disabilities. More specifically, it collaborates closely with the entertainment industry, policymakers, nonprofits, employers, and faith-based communities to ensure that all sectors are inclusive and knowledgeable about this issue. 

GRANT PURPOSE

To mentor and empower college-educated Jewish individuals with disabilities to serve in leadership positions at Jewish organizations, and train Jewish organizations on inclusive organizational practices, ensuring that all Jews’ voices are represented and heard in the Los Angeles Jewish nonprofit community.

With The Foundation’s support, RespectAbility will be able to launch Project Moses, a training and placement program for talented Jews with disabilities to serve the Jewish community of greater Los Angeles. Project Moses will be a win-win for Jews with disabilities and LA’s Jewish community overall.

Matan Koch
Director, Project Moses