Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center

Amount: 
$200,000
Year: 
2017
Field of Interest: 
Arts & Culture
Program Name: 
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center
Grant Type: 
Next Stage
Organization Description: 

Founded in 1951, The Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC) is a family education center and community gathering space based on Jewish values and traditions. With a 2012 Cutting Edge Grant, SIJCC launched Culture Lab, a vibrant arts program that contributes to SIJCC's exciting creative programming for young Jews living on the east side. A Next Stage Grant will help SIJCC become the state-of-the-art cultural center it envisions, developing a business model that will allow it to continue to evolve in the midst of dynamic growth in Downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding eastside neighborhoods.

Grant Purpose: 

To become a state-of-the-art cultural center and to develop a business model that will continue the organization to evolve in Downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding eastside neighborhoods.

We’re honored to be among The Foundation’s inaugural Next Stage Grant recipients. This grant will provide funding crucial to strengthening SIJCC’s capacity to support the east side’s rapidly growing Jewish community. It’s encouraging to see The Foundation sustaining organizations and projects beyond the initial stage, thus giving us an opportunity to take more risks, expand and thrive.

Ayana Morse
Executive Director, Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center