Founded in 1983, Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) Foundation provides grants and scholarships to assist students in need at LATTC, which serves 21,000 students, 80% of whom qualify for reduced tuition due to low family income. A significant number of students enrolled at LATTC are former foster youth, military veterans, and disabled students, and the local student population has some of the highest educational needs in the United States. The LATTC Foundation’s three main program activities are disbursing student scholarships, providing trade-specific toolkits to students, and funding technical skills competitions for students.
The Guardian Scholars Program helps hundreds of foster youth and former foster youth between the ages of 19 and 34 pursue academic degrees and vocational certification at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
Founded in 1985, Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) provides shelter and supportive services to runaway, homeless and foster youth through its group home, transitional living program, and emergency and transitional shelters, which house up to 52 youth at any one time. In 2008, LAYN began taking referrals from the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and since then, has provided shelter and supportive services to more than 2,500 foster youth. The organization’s LAYN High School runs in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, addressing the educational challenges common to youth who have experienced multiple placements.
The Education and Enrichment Program helps hundreds of runaway, homeless, foster and former foster youth enroll in and persist in institutions of higher education.
Founded in 2003, Machshava Tova (MT) aims to close the “digital divide” by providing enhanced technological access and training to underserved populations. MT operates four primary programs: 1) Eco-Tech, a technological and employment training program for at-risk youth; 2) High-Tech Kid, a technological and academic training program for children in elementary school; 3) Job Readiness, an employment training program for underprivileged women; and 4) Special Needs, a technological training program for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. These programs are implemented at MT’s 10 technological centers across Israel and through its Mobile Technology Units, which bring classes to remote areas of Israel.
The Eco-Tech Program for At-Risk Youth provides at-risk youth with training in website design, technology entrepreneurship, computer software, and hands-on internship opportunities.
Founded in 1968 as the Sephardic Hebrew Academy, Maimonides Academy is a Modern Orthodox day school in West Los Angeles. While many Sephardic customs are still followed, the school is now predominantly Ashkenazi. Maimonides is fully accredited by the BJE, California Association of Independent Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Educational Records Bureau. It has 520 students in preschool through 8th grade.
The Building Campaign project will construct a new school building that will accommodate 620 students in preschool through 8th grade.
Founded in 1977, Mar Vista Family Center (MVFC) provides low-income families with quality early childhood education, youth enrichment, and educational tools to create positive change in their lives and their community. It serves more than 1,100 children, youth and adults through three main program areas: Early Childhood Education, Youth, and Community. MVFC aims to improve family functioning, decrease domestic violence, improve student academic success and increase the number of students in the community who graduate from high school and attend college.
The Baby and Me program supports low-income children ages zero to three and their parents/caregivers in attending weekly classes focused on understanding the social, emotional, motor and cognitive growth of young children and the important role that positive, secure relationships play in a child’s healthy development.
Founded in 1971, Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND) is the largest poverty agency serving tens of thousands of the neediest children and families of the San Fernando Valley per month. Primarily volunteer-driven, it provides emergency food, clothing, health care, job skills training and placement and other services.
The Medical Prescriptions program provides free prescription medication for uninsured, low-income families living in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.
Menorah Housing Foundation (MHF) was established in 1969 by the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles to develop and manage affordable independent-living senior apartment units for low-income seniors, ages 62 years or older. MHF has developed and manages more than 1,025 apartment units in 15 buildings throughout Los Angeles County and provides tenants with low cost social, educational and recreational services. Demand for MHF apartment units far exceeds the supply, and the wait list often ranges from three to 10 years.
The Parthenia Street Senior Housing project will construct a four-story 50,000 square foot apartment building to provide affordable housing for approximately 100 seniors, ages 62 years or older, with an average annual income of less than $10,000.
Founded in 1997, Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles is a residential yeshiva in Calabasas that provides a dual-studies high school curriculum in Judaic and general studies for approximately 50 Jewish young men. Students come from the greater Los Angeles area as well as out of state. Mesivta offers special Judaic study programs that join members of the community with the student body.
The Phase II - Dining Hall & Study Hall project will rebuild and expand the Mesivta campus adding a one-story building to house a dining hall for yeshiva students.
Founded in 1981, Milbat’s mission is to improve the quality of life of disabled people and the elderly through an adapted technological environment. A multidisciplinary rehabilitation staff provides consultation to aid in adapting assistive devices. Milbat volunteers (420 technology and design experts) develop needed devices (custom made devices and devices targeted to large scale crowds) to disabled and elderly people who are unable to get them commercially.
“Amlan” Emergency Kits provide people with disabilities and the elderly who stay in bomb shelters without toilet facilities the access to free of charge, portable toilet kits.
Founded in 2006, Moishe House trains, supports, and empowers young Jewish leaders who live in a house together as they create meaningful experiences in their local communities for themselves and their peers.
Moishe House LA supports the engagement of young Jewish adults who live together in multiple Moishe House locations throughout Los Angeles as they encourage thousands of their peers to engage in Jewish life.
Founded in 2005, Moving Traditions creates experiences that inspire Jewish teens to openly explore fundamental questions of identity and society. It helps teens reach their full potential by connecting relevant content with enduring Jewish values, and by fostering positive peer-to-peer relationships through its trained mentors.
Coming of Age is a program for hundreds of 6th and 7th graders and their parents that explores what it means to come of age as a Jewish adult and serves to encourage continued Jewish education and involvement post b'nai mitzvah.
Founded in 1998, NATAL: Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War in an apolitical non-profit organization with 150 mental health professionals which provides a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of trauma as a result of war and terror in Israel.
The Israel Terror Fund provides psychological treatment to 100 families and their children, predominantly those living in Israel’s conflict zones.
Founded in 2011, Netiya empowers people to grow food on faith-based lands in Los Angeles. Rooted in ancient traditions of land stewardship and earth-based wisdom, the organization grows food to mitigate hunger and nourish the spirit.
Engage, unify and mobilize members of the Jewish community and unaffiliated Jews across LA to participate in a campaign of volunteerism, advocacy, and gardening/ environmental programming to address hunger and improve policies related to food access.
Established in 2002, New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) is the 3rd largest Jewish Community high school in the country. It is a co-ed college preparatory school with a mission “to raise up a new generation of Jewish leaders for whom Jewish values and traditions shape and guide their vision, and for whom knowledge creates possibilities for moral action, good character and shalom”. NCJHS values “A+ kindness” in equal measure with advanced placement academics. It has 360 students enrolled in 9th through 12th grades.
The New Campus Project will renovate existing space that will create a permanent home for the high school accommodating 450 students in grades 9-12.
Founded in 1992, New Directions offers comprehensive services for homeless male and female veterans who have served in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Services include substance abuse treatment, job training nad placement, parenting and money management classes, legal and financial assistance, counseling, remedial education and other resources.
Operation Welcome Home offers case management, legal assistance, job training and referrals, family reunification, individual and group therapy and assistance with housing to address the specific needs of approximately Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans who suffer from severe depression, PTSD, TBI and Military Sexual Trauma combined with substance abuse.
Founded in 1976, New Directions for Youth (NDY) provides comprehensive programs for at-risk and troubled youth to become productive, self-sufficient, healthy young adults. Its programs aim to reduce juvenile delinquency, crime, gang affiliation, poverty, family dysfunction, unemployment, and child abuse. NDY collaborates with public agencies and provides direct services and programs to more than 9,000 at-risk and troubled youth each year.
The Gang Prevention & Intervention program provides gang-related and at-risk youth, ages 14-25, from the San Fernando Valley with wrap-around, comprehensive services, including individualized support, literacy training, and structured after school programs.
Los Angeles Trade Technical College FoundationGuardian Scholars ProgramFoster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Los Angeles Youth NetworkEducation and Enrichment ProgramFoster Youth: College Access & Career Readiness
Machshava TovaEco-Tech Program for At-Risk YouthEconomic Development
Maimonides AcademyBuilding CampaignEducation
Mar Vista Family CenterBaby & MeEarly Childhood
Meet Each Need With DignityMedical PrescriptionsEmergency Assistance for Basic Needs
Menorah Housing FoundationParthenia Street Senior HousingHuman Services
Mesivta of Greater Los AngelesPhase II - Dining Hall & Study HallEducation
Milbat"Amlan" Emergency KitsEmergency Assistance
Moishe HouseMoishe House LANext Gen Engagement
Moving TraditionsComing of AgeYouth
NATALChildren and Families Mobile UnitEmergency Assistance
New Community Jewish High SchoolNew Campus ProjectEducation
New DirectionsOperation Welcome HomeFinancial Literacy and Veterans
New Directions for YouthGang Prevention & InterventionGang Prevention & Intervention