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.
Established in 1938, Adat Ari El is a Conservative synagogue based in North Hollywood. It combines the essential lessons of Torah with contemporary insights to create a thriving community rooted in eternal core Jewish values. It operates an early childhood center and a religious school.
To support professional development, leadership development, and staff wellness strategies responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on synagogue clergy, staff, and lay leadership.
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 2001, Aish Tamid of Los Angeles (Aish Tamid) helps at-risk Jewish teens and young adults (predominantly Orthodox) find themselves, reconnect to the Jewish community, and become productive members of society. Its services include counseling, a drop-in center with nightly meals, referrals to substance abuse treatment, parental support groups, educational resources, job counseling, mentoring, and social events.
To formalize the Food Pantry and Subsidized Rent Program, which will provide community outreach, provision of food, ongoing rent subsidies, and linkages to educational and job resources for at-risk Jewish youth and young adults. The program aims to help youth rebuild their lives and their connections to Judaism.
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 (AJU) advances and elevates the Jewish journey of individuals, organizations, and the community through excellence in scholarship, teaching, engaged conversation, and outreach. AJU sustains the Jewish community and ensures a vibrant Jewish future by cultivating dynamic rabbis, teachers, and professionals.
To launch a structured mentoring certification program that combines formal mentoring with trauma-informed comprehensive support. The program aims to increase teacher retention and create a positive cycle of support and strength among teachers in Jewish Day Schools.
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 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 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 2013, Amutat Kaima (Kaima) works to improve the lives of at-risk youth who have dropped out of high school or are on the cusp of doing so, through a multifaceted approach including organic farming, leadership development, vocational education, and community activities. With one main farm and three independent sister farms across Israel’s geographic periphery, at-risk youth earn a salary while simultaneously learning the fundamentals of organic farming, environmental stewardship, social entrepreneurship, and teamwork.
To mitigate the economic hardships faced by The Foundation’s grantees in Israel, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help them achieve long-term organizational sustainability.
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.
Founded in 1991, the Antelope Valley Boys & Girls Club (the Club) helps young people ages 6-18 years old to reach their full potential through youth development programs that emphasize career and academic preparedness, healthy lifestyles, character, and good citizenship. The Club has two club sites and works on 18 school sites where it reaches over 1,600 youth through core club programs each year.
To offer and expand Project Learn, the Club's education and enrichment programming, to reach additional youth, increase program hours, and reduce staff-to-youth ratios at its two main program sites.
Act.ILThe Los Angeles Media RoomIsrael Advocacy
Adat Ari ElStaff Wellness and DevelopmentReligious Life
Advancement ProjectSafe Passage & Prevention Tool KitGang Prevention & Intervention
African American Board Leadership InstituteGeneral Operating SupportVulnerable Populations
Aish Tamid of Los AngelesFood Pantry and Subsidized Rent ProgramVulnerable 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 UniversityThe Jewish Education Excellence Project: Supporting Teachers for Healthy SchoolsEducation
American Jewish UniversityAcademic and Community LibrariesEducation
American Jewish UniversityCampaign to Rebuild Camp AlonimReligious Life
American Jewish UniversityInstitute for Jewish CreativityArts & Culture
Amutat KaimaEconomic Development
Amutat KaimaEmployment as EducationEconomic Development
Antelope Valley Boys & Girls ClubProject LearnEducation Equity