Founded in 1996, Jovenes, Inc. provides opportunities to disenfranchised youth and families to become active and integrated members of the community. The organization seeks to inspire youth to set and achieve their goals while improving their self-esteem. Jovenes also works to empower and holistically address the broad range of needs faced by youth experiencing homelessness and to facilitate a healthy transition into independent adulthood.
The Financial Literacy Workshops provide a deeper level of financial education for youth, ages 18-24, who already receive housing and supportive services through Jovenes’ Continuum of Care program.
Founded in 2004, JQ International works to create community and advance greater inclusion of LGBTQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer or questioning) Jews and allies through identity-building programs and services that embody Jewish values.
Caring for LGBTQ Jews, Families, and Allies in Need provides vital resources, programming, and services to care for LGBTQ Jews, their families, and allies in need in the LA area. It partners with Eshel, an organization that focuses on engagement of LGBTQ Jews and their families from the Orthodox community.
Founded in 2004, JQ International works to create community and advance greater inclusion of LGBTQ Jews and allies through identity-building programs and services that embody Jewish values.
To build the infrastructure, expand and diversify membership, and develop partnerships for the purpose of facilitating Jewish engagement, identification of leadership among the LGBTQ Jewish population, and fostering its inclusion in the broader Jewish community.
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.
JTN Productions (JTN) is the premiere national producer and distributor of multi-faceted Jewish television and broadband programming in North America. It is the Jewish world’s leading, fully integrated media, education and entertainment company reaching millions of people of all ages and all backgrounds on television and on the Internet. JTN television programs are now carried by more than 100 PBS affiliates around the U.S., reaching 95 million American homes. JTN launched the first 24/7 broadband website serving the Jewish world in May 2007; it has now attracted over 1.5 million unique visitors.
JTN is partnering with educational institutions and synagogues in Southern California and around the world to produce content for Virtual JLA that will engage viewers in new and distinctive ways and increase outreach and community-building. Virtual JLA is designed to fuel the democratization of Jewish knowledge, prayer, celebration, and community, as well as to let all Jews access the best local resources to discover a connection with Judaism that is both individual and communal. Virtual JLA will include social networking tools such as blogs to promote online discussion and the development of web-based communities. The model is designed to be replicable in other local markets with Jewish programming relevant to those regions.
Develop Jewish educational and entertaining programs for the Virtual JLA website to engage viewers in new and creative ways and to showcase content from Southern California’s leading Jewish institutions.
Kadima Hebrew Academy was established in 1970 to provide children with a strong academic program with equal emphasis on Judaic and general studies aligned to the state curriculum standards. A Solomon Schechter School, guided by the philosophy and practices of Conservative Judaism, the school moved to its current location in 2004 and serves more than 225 children. The Center is attended by children primarily of Persian, Latin American, African, Asian and European descent who reside in the greater San Fernando and Conejo Valleys.
The Second Floor and Basement Renovation project will renovate the 2nd and 3rd floors of Kadima Hebrew Academy.
Launched in 2016 in Los Angeles, The Karsh Family Social Service Center, an auxiliary of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, houses dozens of social service providers in a single location, allowing low-income clients to receive multiple educational, food, legal and medical services, in English, Spanish and Korean, in one visit.
The Volunteer Engagement Project engages congregates and otherwise unaffiliated Jews through organized social service.
Founded in 2002 after the murder by terrorists of 13-year-old boy Koby Mandell, Keren Koby Mandell offers therapeutic programs for families and children of those struck by terror and other tragedies. Its programs offer emotional, physical and spiritual healing and a support network for grieving families. The organization’s flagship program, Camp Koby serves more than 1,000 orphaned youth through camps in the summer, winter and spring.
Camp Koby provides primarily orphaned youth who have suffered loss of an immediate family member due to terror or tragedy with therapeutic services and community.
Founded in 1997, Kolot seeks to expose Israeli leaders from all religious backgrounds to the importance of tikkun olam through the study of Jewish texts. Its purpose is to increase Jewish literacy, allowing for teachings from the Torah to be relevant to modern day life. At the core of Kolot’s philosophy is the belief that Torah study provides the impetus to create a cultural-social debate that is pluralistic, current and relevant. Kolot has 1,800 graduates and close to 500 participants annually from cultural, academic, medical, public service, military, government and business backgrounds.
The Seven Pillars Jewish Identity Program will engage 225-250 young influential Israeli leaders per year in an intensive study program built to strengthen their Jewish identity and provide them with the necessary tools to use Jewish values to guide both their personal and professional lives and to impart these values on their constituents. The program will target lay leaders, young professionals, medical professionals, business leaders, IDF leaders and public service senior managers with a curriculum focused on human equality, relationship to the other, relationship to the land of Israel, and repair and repentance.
Engage approximately 250 young influential leaders per year in an intensive study program built to strengthen their Jewish identity, guide their personal and professional lives, and provide them with the tools to impart the Jewish values learned on their constituents.
Kolot was established in 1997 in response to the growing number of Israeli leadership members who have limited Jewish literacy. It seeks to expose Israeli leaders from all religious backgrounds to the importance of tikkun olam (repairing the world) through the study of Jewish texts. Its lay leadership programs for professionals, including security service professionals, physicians and caregivers, and hi-tech and business professionals, aim to increase leaders' Jewish literacy, allowing for teachings from the Torah to be relevant to modern day life. At the core of Kolot's philosophy is the belief that Torah study provides the impetus to create a cultural-social debate that is pluralistic, current and relevant.
Evaluation of Kolot's Lay Leadership programs, which involve Jewish text study to enable Israeli leaders to integrate Jewish values and social action into their role as leaders.
Founded in 1994, Koret Israel Economic Development Funds (KIEDF) was established to stimulate economic development and employment opportunities in the private sector in Israel. It uses its assets as guarantees to provide a portion of the securities needed to facilitate bank loans to small- and medium-sized businesses unable to obtain credit directly from the bank. Since its inception, KIEDF has facilitated over $305 million of new financing to more than 12,000 new and expanding businesses. In 2006, KIEDF launched its microfinance initiative to help low income and unemployed populations create an independent income generating activity, also known as a microenterprise. Through this initiative, KIEDF has distributed more than 4,500 loans totaling $12.5 million and supported over 5,500 entrepreneurs in the creation and development of more than 4,000 microenterprises.
Microfinance for Low Income Jewish Women supports approximately 135 low-income Charedi women and immigrants from Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union in developing microenterprises, including pre-loan and post-loan business development training.
Establised in 2005, Kush Inc. aims to address gang violence and promote a better quality of life for at-risk youth in the Watts community. Led by community leaders, parents, volunteers, and youth, Kush’s programs aim to replace the gang culture with positive activities and events that develop the mind and promote critical thinking skills.
The Gang Prevention/Positive Lifestyle Change Program targets at-risk youth, ages 11-14, who reside in the Watts housing development community (Jordan Downs, Imperial Courts and Nickerson Gardens) with gang prevention activities before, during, and after school.
Founded in 1983, LA Family Housing (LAFH) helps families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing and supportive services. Its primary activities include engagement and outreach, permanent and interim housing, supportive services to help families stay housed, and real estate development. LAFH operates 31 affordable housing properties throughout Los Angeles County. Over the last three years LAFH has more than doubled the number of individuals it services annually from over 5,200 in 2015 to nearly 11,000 in 2018.
The Shared Family Interim Housing project will renovate and open three large single-family homes in residential areas that will provide shared interim housing for families experiencing homelessness, and will lead to a new and innovative model for housing an increasing number of families experiencing homelessness.
Founded in 1983, the mission of L.A. Family Housing (LAFH) is to help families and individuals transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of supportive housing programs. Its shelter facilities serve a combined total of more than 2,500 homeless individuals and families per year, providing shelter, a wide range of social services, and information and referrals.
The Motel Voucher Program provides homeless clients with an average of five motel nights, for a total of 345 bed nights.
Founded in 1983, L.A. Family Housing’s (LAFH) mission is to help families transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. The agency has created a 5-tiered supportive housing system that provides community outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing, affordable permanent housing, and permanent supportive housing. It currently owns and operates 3 shelters with 665 beds and 20 permanent affordable rental properties. LAFH serves more than 3,000 children, parents, and single adults each year.
To support an Outreach Staff Member who assists in the assessment of hundreds of chronically homeless individuals and placement of individuals in permanent supportive housing.
Founded in 2003, the LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment invests in and promote innovations that advance the lifelong health and well-being of children, ages prenatal to five. The Partnership brings agencies, private foundations, family foundations, public funders and other parties interested in early childhood development together to discuss needs, make smart investments in research-based programs, promote collaboration and alignment of resources, and identify opportunities to impact policy.
The Healthy City project maps philanthropic investment data for the prenatal to age five population in Los Angeles County.
JovenesFinancial Literacy WorkshopsFinancial Literacy and Veterans
JQ InternationalVulnerable Populations
JQ InternationalJQ InternationalVulnerable Populations
JQ InternationalCaring for LGBTQ Jews, Families, and Allies in NeedVulnerable Populations
JTN ProductionsReimagining Jewish Los Angeles: Virtual JLAArts & Culture
Kadima Hebrew AcademySecond Floor and Basement RenovationEducation
Karsh Family Social Service CenterVolunteer Engagement ProjectReligious Life
Keren Koby MandellCamp KobyAt-Risk Youth
KolotSeven Pillars Jewish Identity ProgramJewish Identity
KolotLay Leadership ProgramJewish Identity
Koret Israel Economic Development FundsMicrofinance for Low Income Jewish WomenEconomic Development
Kush Inc.Gang Prevention/Positive Lifestyle Change ProgramGang Prevention & Intervention
LA Family HousingShared Family Interim HousingAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
LA Family HousingOutreach Staff MemberAddressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
LA Family HousingMotel Voucher ProgramEmergency Assistance for Basic Needs
LA Partnership for Early Childhood InvestmentHealthy CityCollaborative Grants