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The Foundation Hires Offi Zisser As On-The-Ground Resource to Bolster Grantmaking in Israel

By Reiner Lily | May 3, 2022 | Comments Off on The Foundation Hires Offi Zisser As On-The-Ground Resource to Bolster Grantmaking in Israel

Career Philanthropy Professional Complements Institution’s Grantmaking Team, Positions It To Extend In-Country Impact The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced that it has retained philanthropic expert Offi Zisser as a consultant on its grantmaking in Israel. Based in Caesarea, she brings on-the-ground perspective to The Foundation’s extensive giving in Israel, as…

Legacy Magazine: Choosing Foundation Grantees

By Reiner Lily | April 5, 2022 | Comments Off on Legacy Magazine: Choosing Foundation Grantees

Serving on one of The Foundation’s grants committees is a highlight for many members of our Board of Trustees. Our lay leaders invest significant time and thoughtful effort each year to ensure our grants address timely pressing issues facing our community. Here, three of our grants committee chairs — each a longstanding trustee — share…

Legacy Magazine: Why Grantmaking is More Than Just Funding

By Reiner Lily | April 5, 2022 | Comments Off on Legacy Magazine: Why Grantmaking is More Than Just Funding

by Naomi Strongin, Vice President, Center for Designed Philanthropy When people learn that I work at the Jewish Community Foundation, they often ask how their favorite organization can receive funding. The question implies their view that The Foundation is laser-focused on sending money to nonprofits in need — but that is not The Foundation’s whole…

Legacy Magazine: Spring 2022 Reflections by Marvin Schotland

By Reiner Lily | April 5, 2022 | Comments Off on Legacy Magazine: Spring 2022 Reflections by Marvin Schotland

At the time of this writing, the war in Ukraine is raging and the horror of the unfolding tragedy is unbearable. It’s beyond shocking to watch the most violent attack on a European country since WWII unfold before our eyes. Perhaps by the time this issue of Legacy reaches you, there may be a negotiated…

Spring 2022 Legacy Magazine

By Reiner Lily | April 5, 2022 | Comments Off on Spring 2022 Legacy Magazine

Foundation Awards Grants to Organizations in Israel to Address Food Insecurity During Passover

By Reiner Lily | April 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Foundation Awards Grants to Organizations in Israel to Address Food Insecurity During Passover

For Passover this year, The Foundation awarded grants to these three organizations in Israel to address food insecurity during Passover:   Jaffa Institute Established in 1982, the Jaffa Institute works to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty in South Tel Aviv/Jaffa communities through educational, recreational, and social enrichment programs for disadvantaged children and their families.…

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Relaunches Noted Grants Program Encouraging Innovation

By Reiner Lily | March 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Relaunches Noted Grants Program Encouraging Innovation

Cutting Edge Grants 2.0 Evolves to Meet ‘New Normal,’ Builds on a 15-Year Legacy; Grantseekers’ Webinar Announced   LOS ANGELES (March 8, 2022)—The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced the launch of its revamped grants program focused on seeding and growing local innovative programs. It will hold a mandatory webinar on…

The Foundation Grants $150,000 to Federation’s Ukraine Relief Fund

By Reiner Lily | March 7, 2022 | Comments Off on The Foundation Grants $150,000 to Federation’s Ukraine Relief Fund

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Foundation recently granted $150,000 to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ emergency relief fund to help those directly affected by this developing crisis. In partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel, they are providing vital resources for the…

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles President and C.E.O. Marvin I. Schotland to Step Down at End of 2022

By Reiner Lily | January 13, 2022 | Comments Off on Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles President and C.E.O. Marvin I. Schotland to Step Down at End of 2022

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 13, 2022)—The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) announced today that its longtime President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin I. Schotland will step down from his post at the end of 2022. One of the region’s longest-tenured nonprofit executives, Schotland has presided over a period of sustained growth and transformation…

Jewish Journal: Dan Rothblatt, “Helpful Tips to Make Year-End Charitable Giving Easier”

By Reiner Lily | December 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Jewish Journal: Dan Rothblatt, “Helpful Tips to Make Year-End Charitable Giving Easier”

To view this article in the Jewish Journal, click here. Helpful Tips to Make Year-End Charitable Giving Easier by Dan Rothblatt, Executive Vice President With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s the time that many begin to think about making their charitable gifts. My colleagues at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles…