Founded in 2015, Act.IL is a joint venture of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) of Herzliya and the Israeli-American Council (IAC). It works to create an online community that will promote a positive public opinion towards the state of Israel. Through social media platforms, it works to counter the growing trend of the boycott movement and the delegitimization of the state of Israel.
The Los Angeles Media Room mobilizes, trains, empowers, and engages hundreds of teens and young adults in the LA Jewish community to effectively advocate for Israel across social media platforms.
The Advancement Project (AP) was founded in 1999 by civil rights lawyers to reform public systems and achieve equity for underserved communities. Its four focus areas include: Urban Peace to reduce violence and promote community safety; Educational Equity to ensure adequate school facilities and resources; Healthy City, an online database/mapping program to promote data-driven decision making about resource allocation; and Equity in Public Funds to promote the equitable distribution of public resources.
The Safe Passage Program partners with law enforcement, LAUSD safety personnel, local school leaders and local business leaders to create safe routes for students walking to and from Gratts Elementary School, Berendo Middle School and John Leichty Middle School.
The Safe Passage & Prevention Toolkit allows the Advancement Project to leverage its expertise and respond comprehensively to numerous requests for information and assistance. Foundation funding supports content development, publication and distribution of this educational resource, and group training sessions for a minimum of 30 stakeholders within the Greater L.A. area.
To create safe routes for students walking to and from Gratts Elementary School, Berendo Middle School and John Leichty Middle School in the Belmont/Rampart area. ($20,000)
To develop, publish and distribute The Prevention/Intervention Toolkit and provide group training sessions to a minimum of 30 stakeholders. ($30,000)
African American Board Leadership Institute trains and places well-qualified African American professionals on boards across a number of well-known public institutions, recognizing the need for more equitable representation among corporate, nonprofit, and government boards and committees.
To provide support for direct service work addressing racial equity.
Founded in 1981, The Aleph Institute provides social services to Jewish families in crisis; addresses the pressing religious, education, humanitarian, and advocacy needs of Jewish individuals in institutional environments; and implements solutions to significant issues related to the criminal justice system.
Project Tikvah provides intervention, support services, and alternative sentencing opportunities to hundreds of Jewish youth and young adults ages 16-32 who are at risk of being incarcerated, so that they achieve effective rehabilitation for drug abuse and health care for mental health conditions.
Founded in 1992, the Alliance for Children’s Rights (Alliance) protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth by providing free legal and social services and promoting systemic solutions. Using pro bono consultants, it has helped finalize 14,000 total foster care adoptions, provided legal services to support foster youth and families, and provided transition-age foster youth services to help them become self-sufficient adults. The Alliance participates on the California Child Welfare Council’s Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Action Team to develop recommendations to better support commercially sexually exploited youth and those at risk. It also worked with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office to provide civil legal services as part of a diversion program to offer sexually trafficked youth supportive services in lieu of criminal charges. Since 2013, the Alliance has provided advocacy for 237 sexually exploited youth.
The Advocacy for Sexually Exploited Children program provides outreach to foster youth at risk of exploitation and helps commercially sexually exploited children build new lives with pathways to independence, educational attainment, and quality employment opportunities.
Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and advance democratic values in the United States and around the world.
AJC Los Angeles' interfaith and intergroup work advances understanding of other faiths and ethnicities in America and around the world. Through coalition building, education, and outreach initiatives, it fosters and maintains close relationships and partnerships with Latino communities of Southern California.
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.
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.
Founded in 1947, American Jewish University serves as a resource for individuals at every stage of life through its academic programs to prepare undergraduate, graduate, and rabbinical students for leadership roles in the Jewish community; continuing education opportunities for adults; cultural programs; and camping experiences for youth.
The Institute for Jewish Creativity integrates Jewish artists into the larger Jewish communal context, provides attractive cultural programming appealing to Jews of all ages, works to strengthen Jewish identities, and encourages artistic contributions that help to create an authentic, thriving Jewish culture.
Founded in 1941, The Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) is an international center dedicated to providing creative programs that incorporate dance, song, art, drama, learning and nature. Camp Alonim is a residential summer camp for youth 7-15.
The Campaign to Rebuild Camp Alonim project will construct a new dining hall, dance pavilion, and central plaza.
Founded in 1947, American Jewish University (AJU) provides academic programs to prepare undergraduate, graduate and rabbinic students for leadership roles in the Jewish community. AJU's Whizin Center for Continuing Education provides educational and cultural programs for adult learners. Its Brandeis-Bardin campus serves children and families through summer camp, winter camp and year-round family programs. AJU’s programs serve approximately 13,500 people each year.
Academic and Community Libraries will repurpose space for construction of the Bel and Jack M. Ostrow Academic Library and the Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library that will serve students, academics and the community-at-large.
Founded in 2013, Amutat Kaima works to improve the lives of at-risk youth (ages 15 to 18) who have dropped out of high school or on the cusp of doing so, through a multifaceted approach including organic farming, leadership development, vocational education, and community activities. With four independent farms across Israel’s geographic periphery, at-risk youth earn a salary while simultaneously learning the fundamentals of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), organic farming, environmental stewardship, social entrepreneurship, and teamwork. Since its founding, Amutat Kaima has served 400 individuals, encouraging them to make good personal choices, secure work experience, and contribute to the community at large.
Employment as Education provides hands-on agricultural training and comprehensive workforce development to at-risk youth, empowering participants to reach their full potential and become productive members of Israeli society.
Anti-Recidivism Coalition works to end mass incarceration and reduce recidivism rates in California through justice-reform advocacy, re-entry support, mentoring, counseling, housing, and its career-development training and partnerships, as one of the most difficult parts of re-entering the community is access to work.
To provide support for direct service work addressing racial equity.
Founded in 2000, Appleseeds Academy works to close the digital divide (the gap between communities who have continuous, reliable access to computers and internet and those who do not) through the development and implementation of technological programs, vocational training and job placement. It reaches 100,000 individuals per year in Israel’s poor, underserved neighborhoods in remote locations in Israel’s social and geographic periphery who lack the skills necessary to fully integrate into the economic infrastructure of the country.
Code Blue increases the employability of young adults living in peripheral cities through vocational training, hands-on experience, and employment placement.
Founded in 2006, Artists & Musicians for Israel-Neshima (AMI) works to strengthen the pluralistic Jewish identity and connection to Jewish traditions of Israeli teens using an experiential model that focuses on music and art. To achieve its mission, AMI holds in-class school workshops, teacher trainings, pre-army leadership mechinot programs and programs for at-risk youth and overseas students. Since its inception, AMI’s programs have impacted close to 10,000 Israeli youth.
Neshima Teacher Training trains 1,200 teachers at 100 schools to integrate the Neshima music and art curriculum into their classrooms, engaging 37,000 Israeli teens in exploring Jewish concepts and Jewish identity.
Founded in 1983, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice) advocates for civil rights, provides legal services and education, builds coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI), and works to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Advancing Justice merges the work of a traditional legal services provider and civil rights organization by using four main strategies: direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and leadership development. With nearly 100 staff and over 750 volunteers and pro bono attorneys, Advancing Justice serves over 15,000 individuals per year.
The Los Angeles Labor Trafficking Project provides Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander labor trafficking survivors and their families with culturally and linguistically competent legal services to protect them from exploitation, to litigate traffickers, and to provide restitution.
Founded in 1991, the Association for Children at Risk (the Association) was created due to the lack of a proper educational-therapeutic treatment program for young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Association works in 137 educational settings (e.g., day care centers, kindergartens), treating close to 1,000 children with ASD. The Association’s Cohen-Harris Resilience Center provides treatment, counsel, development, training and research on preparedness, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation as well as in development of civilian resilience during traumas, crises and mass disasters on the local, national and international levels.
The Autism and Resiliency Program will provide a trauma prevention and intervention program geared for the Autism community that will provide parents and children with tools and strategies to navigate through challenging times.
Act.ILThe Los Angeles Media RoomIsrael Advocacy
Advancement ProjectSafe Passage & Prevention Tool KitGang Prevention & Intervention
African American Board Leadership InstituteGeneral Operating SupportVulnerable Populations
Aleph InstituteProject TikvahVulnerable Populations
Alliance for Children's RightsAdvocacy for Sexually Exploited ChildrenHuman Trafficking
American Jewish CommitteeInterfaith WorkReligious Life
American Jewish Joint Distribution CommitteeVulnerable Populations
American Jewish UniversityInstitute for Jewish CreativityArts & Culture
American Jewish UniversityCampaign to Rebuild Camp AlonimReligious Life
American Jewish UniversityAcademic and Community LibrariesEducation
Amutat KaimaEmployment as EducationEconomic Development
Anti-Recidivism CoalitionCareer Development ProgramVulnerable Populations
Appleseeds AcademyCode BlueEconomic Development
Artists & Musicians for Israel-NeshimaNeshima Teacher TrainingJewish Identity
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los AngelesLos Angeles Labor Trafficking ProjectHuman Trafficking
Association for Children at RiskAutism and Resiliency ProgramEmergency Assistance