Founded in 1987, Beit T’Shuvah is a residential addiction treatment center, congregation and educational institute, which operates a 138-bed residential program and offers a wide range of addiction treatment services, including intervention services, alternative sentencing, gambling treatment, and support for families. It also operates a Professional Clinical Training Program with internship training for psychology and social work students; a youth addiction prevention program in partnership with synagogues and Jewish institutions; and a social enterprise to provide residents with work experience and work therapy.
To strengthen the infrastructure, leadership and sustainability of the organization through a plan that focuses on diversification of funding, restructuring of clinical staff, and a guided leadership transition.
Founded in 2011, Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) is the only organization focused exclusively on countering the cultural boycott of Israel. The organization is comprised of prominent members of the entertainment industry who are devoted to promoting the arts as a means to peace. Launched with a Cutting Edge Grant in 2013, Creative Community for Peace has quickly grown from a local response to the cultural boycott of Israel into an international network supporting hundreds of artists who perform there. With a Next Stage Grant, Creative Community for Peace will be able to plan for their continued growth and extend their reach within the entertainment industry.
To ensure the growth and continuity of the organization and to extend its reach within the entertainment industry.
Founded in 1993, ETTA offers a full spectrum of services for Jewish adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including residential housing, case management, employment training and placement, educational services, and social services. With a Cutting Edge Grant in 2010, ETTA explored innovative housing solutions for Jewish special needs adults. Today over 50 special needs adults participate in ETTA's group homes and supportive living services and 120 clients receive ETTA's wraparound services. With a Next Stage Grant, ETTA will have the support to successfully navigate its transition to a large service provider and serve the growing special needs adult community.
To position the organization as a large service provider to meet the needs of a growing special needs adult community.
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.
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.
Founded in 1940, Hillel at UCLA is a home away from home at UCLA for all Jewish students to build their identities through Jewish life, learning, culture and leadership opportunities. It is the center of Jewish life on campus, creating meaningful Jewish experiences and opportunities for students to embrace Judaism, now and for a lifetime. Its programs focus on leadership, social action, Jewish learning, Israel, Shabbat and holidays, and culture and arts.
To facilitate and guide the launch of a capital endowment campaign and legacy giving program, which will establish a solid and stable financial position for Hillel at UCLA to sustain its building, operations, and programs serving Jewish Bruins for another generation and beyond.
Launched by a Cutting Edge Grant in 2015, Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust & Services (JLA Trust) provides pooled special needs trust and benefits counseling services for children and adults with physical, mental, developmental, or intellectual disabilities in the greater Los Angeles region. The pooled special needs trust offers a community-based financial planning tool for persons with disabilities that protects their essential government benefits while allowing them to receive or inherit funds from family to support or enhance their lives. JLA Trust also provides fee-for-service financial and benefits planning guidance to hundreds of families with relatives with disabilities.
To increase its capacity to recruit and enroll clients and become self-sustaining, by hiring a full-time Marketing and Communications Coordinator, creating and implementing a comprehensive marketing and recruitment plan, building its referral network, and redesigning its website.
Founded in 2004, JQ International (JQ) envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ Jews feel a strong sense of self, pride, and community. It works to ensure inclusion through education, support, and identity enrichment. JQ’s core programs include a JQ Helpline, which offers free and confidential resources for LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies; Teen JQSA (Jewish Queer Straight Alliance), which encourages social action and leadership; Persian Pride programming, which cultivates identity and comradery among LGBTQ+ Persian Jews; and customized inclusion training for Jewish communal organizations.
To invest in the long-term financial sustainability and programmatic health of JQ by implementing a strategic fund development plan, which includes increasing staff capacity, investing in new technology, and expanding its board. This will allow the organization to continue to operate and expand its life-saving programs.
Founded in 2005, Moving Traditions aims to empower teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning. Moving Traditions offers a variety of programs for pre-teens, teens, and their parents including, but not limited to Rosh Hodesh for girls; Shevet for boys; Tzelem – Trans, Nonbinary, Gender Fluid, and Gender Questioning Online Group; Kol Koleuni (Teen Feminist Fellowship); and mentorship and support for parents. It draws on social emotional learning and comprehensive sexuality education as well as Jewish curricula to help teens of all genders flourish and find meaning and connection in the Jewish community.
To scale and deepen its impact with Jewish teens in Los Angeles by developing its local fundraising infrastructure and strategically assessing and redesigning its partnership model with synagogues and local nonprofits.
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.
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.
Beit T’ShuvahVulnerable Populations
Creative Community for PeaceCreative Community for PeaceIsrael Advocacy
Friendship Circle of Los AngelesFriendship Circle of Los AngelesSpecial Needs
Hillel at UCLAJewish Identity
Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust & ServicesSpecial Needs
JQ InternationalVulnerable Populations
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterSilverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterArts & Culture