Founded in 2001, Sharsheret is the only national organization supporting Jewish women and their families facing breast and ovarian cancer through culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers and health professionals.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant health and mental health impact on Sharsheret clients in LA and across the nation, clients who are immunocompromised and therefore at high risk. Due to self-isolation from friends and family, they are experiencing extreme levels of loneliness. To address the physical and mental health challenges of women impacted by cancer, Sharsheret social workers and genetic counselors have increased their time on the phone providing mental health support, and Sharsheret began offering a bi-weekly webinar series on a range of topics.
Founded in 1951, Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center is a home for culture, ideas, and belonging on the Eastside of Los Angeles. It provides a family education center and community gathering space based in Jewish values and tradition.
Culture Lab engages groups of Jewish artists from disciplines that include writing, visual arts, media arts, dance, and theater who collaborate on the creation and presentation of new work inspired by a Jewish theme.
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.
Originally established in 1950 as the Hollywood-Los Feliz Jewish Community Center, the agency was renamed the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC) in 2002. SIJCC operates a multicultural and pluralistic nursery and kindergarten school, which promotes Jewish literacy and culture. SIJCC also provides weekly 'parent and me' classes, a Shabbat program, concerts, ballet, yoga, basketball, and fitness classes.
The Early Childhood Learning Center will convert an underutilized boardroom and office into an Early Childhood Learning Center.
The Museum of Tolerance is the educational division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization founded in 1977 dedicated to preserving the lessons of the Holocaust and fostering tolerance and understanding in today's world. The Museum of Tolerance challenges visitors to confront anti-Semitism, bigotry and racism; to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts; and to assume responsibility for positive change through customized tours, high-tech exhibits, and interactive workshops.
The Museum of Tolerance Renovation will provide a new state-of-the-art facility for its programs.
Founded in 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate, and terrorism; promotes human rights and dignity; stands with Israel; and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.
iAct Impact uses a multimedia educational approach to help students and faculty on college campuses confront hate speech and anti-Semitism.
Founded in 1984, Single Room Occupancy Housing Corporation (SRO Housing) is a non-profit community-based organization, dedicated to building a vibrant community for homeless and very low-income individuals in Skid Row. SRO Housing pursues its mission of community revitalization by providing clean, safe, and affordable housing; managing public spaces; and administering needed supportive services. SRO Housing provides affordable single-room occupancy housing with over 2,300 private, single units of housing throughout 30 properties.
The Supportive Housing Move-in Assistance program will identifies veterans experiencing homelessness, designates appropriate units of permanent supportive housing, and provides move-in assistance and move-in stipends.
The Southern California College Access Network (SoCalCAN) is an alliance of 20 nonprofit organizations founded in 2005 to increase college access and success rates for low-income, disadvantaged youth. As a forum for joint learning and collaboration, SoCalCAN provides member organizations the opportunity to strengthen capacity, enhance results, and broaden impact by sharing best practices, developing common tools, and building strategic partnerships.
The Youth Ambassadors of College Knowledge program trains and empowers tenth and eleventh grade low-income, medium- to high-achieving students at five high schools to prepare for and pay for college and to serve as 'Peer Ambassadors' who promote college-going among their peers.
Founded in 1964, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center (St. John’s) works to improve the quality of life for low-income children and adults who live in the poorest neighborhoods in LA County through low- or no-cost primary and preventative health care services. Its mission is to eliminate health disparities and foster community well-being by providing and promoting the highest quality of care in South LA. Through its 12 clinics, including five school-based health centers and one mobile clinic, St. John’s offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services that include physical exams, disease management, immunizations, obesity prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, dental screenings, counseling, case management, health education, early childhood programs including school readiness, and teen reproductive programming. In 2012, St. John’s provided 153,000 medical, dental and mental health visits and 53,764 health education and case management services to 47,500 low income patients.
The Bright Futures Initiative provides culturally sensitive primary and preventative health care, education, and coordination/referral services to children ages zero to three and their parent/caregiver.
Founded in 2001, StandWithUs is an international Israel education organization dedicated to educating people of all ages about Israel and combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues. It works to increase understanding and improve misperceptions about Israel through education and outreach.
The High School Outreach Program provides educational workshops, seminars, presentations, and resources to high schools to inspire students to become better educated about Israel and to be prepared to combat anti-Israel sentiment they amy face on college campuses.
Founded in 2001 in Los Angeles, StandWithUS is an international organization dedicated to educating people of all ages about Israel and combating extremism and anti-Semitism.
The J.D. Fellowship will launch a fellowship that includes educational workshops, a mission to Israel, culminating projects and semi-annual dinners for 30 Jewish law students who will learn how to use legal tools to defend Israel.
Founded in 2010 by a group of university students, Swipe Out Hunger is a leading nonprofit addressing hunger among college students. It provides practical and innovative solutions to campus hunger, including its flagship program, where students with extra dining hall meal swipes can donate them to their peers.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, studies found that an estimated 45% of college students across the country had experienced food insecurity in the last 30 days, and that over 700 college campuses had opened food pantries. When colleges and universities shut down their campuses, food-insecure students faced new challenges: they can no longer rely on programs where other students donate extra meal swipes to them, and campus food pantries are closed or operating at limited capacity. To address this issue, Swipe Out Hunger created the Peer Navigator Network. The Network is a national initiative that connects student case managers with students who are hungry. The case managers speak to students and assist them in signing up for benefits, particularly SNAP, so that students have a dependable source of meals. The case managers help to navigate the complicated process of accessing benefits, while destigmatizing the issue. They also speak to students to understand their needs (e.g., mental health or housing concerns) and refer them to specialists who can assist them.
Established in 2002, Tech-Career offers Ethiopian Israeli young adults technological training, personal development workshops and job placement services. Its training programs aim to increase the number of Ethiopians working in high tech industries and decrease the number dependent on economic and social services. Between 2004 and 2009, 83% of Tech Career graduates, i.e. 52 individuals, were employed in high tech industries as software developers or software quality assurance professionals. Tech-Career is seeking to ensure that by 2012 at least 1,000 of its Ethiopian Israeli students will be working in high tech industries.
The Technology Training Program develops programming for professional training aimed at integrating a greater number of Ethiopian Israelis into high tech industries.
In Israel today, Ethiopian Israelis are confronted with many obstacles that deter their integration into society as a whole and into the high-tech sector in particular. In spite of high motivation levels, only 9% of Ethiopian Israeli soldiers are chosen to receive any technological or professional training in the army, which decreases their chances of attaining high level positions in the army and joining the high-tech sector post-army. Additionally, only 24% of Ethiopian Israelis attain a high school matriculation diploma and therefore cannot gain access to a university-level education.
The Closing the Digital Gap - Empowering Ethiopian Israeli Young Adults program supports a comprehensive vocational technology training and placement program for 80 Ethiopian Israeli young adults ages 21-30 per year.
Founded in 2005, Temech has dedicated itself to offering the financial, socio-economic, and professional tools needed to broaden professional opportunities available to women in Israel's religious community, build women's leadership, and create a more economically stable community, thus reducing poverty. Temech works closely with employers, policy makers, and key institutions to foster the expertise required for women to succeed in today's workplace. Programs include: subsidized professional training, computer skills courses, job club and workplace readiness courses, mentor programs, job fairs, employer outreach events and a professional working hub.
The Employer Based Training program will provide job training and placement services to 750 unemployed and underemployed ultra-Orthodox women from across Israel over three years.
Founded in 1953, Temple Akiba is a Reform synagogue located in Culver City. It serves as a house of worship, nursery school, religious school, youth group and adult education facility. Temple Akiba has 340 member families. It has 65 students enrolled in the Nursery School, 150 students in the Religious School and 200 summer day campers.
The Campaign of Light project will renovate Temple Akiba’s facility including the entrance courtyard, outside gathering space, sanctuary, social hall, lobby and administrative offices.
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterCulture LabArts & Culture
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterSilverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterArts & Culture
Silverlake Independent Jewish Community CenterEarly Childhood Learning CenterEarly Childhood
Simon Wiesenthal CenterMuseum of Tolerance RenovationArts & Culture
Simon Wiesenthal CenteriAct ImpactReligious Life
Single Room Occupancy Housing CorporationSupportive Housing Move-in AssistanceAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
Southern California College Access NetworkYouth Ambassadors of College KnowledgeCollaborative Grants
St. John's Well Child and Family CenterBright Futures InitiativeEarly Childhood
StandWithUsThe High School Israel EducationIsrael Advocacy
StandWithUsJ.D. FellowshipIsrael Advocacy
Swipe Out HunerPeer Navigator NetworkVulnerable Populations
Tech-CareerTechnology Training ProgramEconomic Development
Tech-CareerClosing the Digital Gap - Empowering Ethiopian Israeli Young AdultsEconomic Development
TemechEmployer Based Training ProgramEconomic Development
Temple AkibaCampaign of LightReligious Life