Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Invites Proposals for 2019 Next Stage Grants

LOS ANGELES – The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced the launch of its 2019 Next Stage Grants program. The Foundation will conduct a mandatory, informational workshop for grantseekers on March 12, 2019. Grant awards of up to $250,000 over a three-year period are available.

Next Stage Grants is a capacity building program designed to support a dynamic and thriving Los Angeles Jewish community both now and into the future. Through funding targeted for capacity building and coaching, selected Jewish nonprofit organizations will gain the support they need to scale to the next level of their success.

In 2017, inaugural Next Stage Grants, funded by The Foundation with generous support from the Newton D. and Rochelle F. Becker Foundation and donors Marilyn and Eugene Stein, were distributed to four exceptional nonprofits. Grant recipients included Creative Community for Peace, ETTA, Friendship Circle of Los Angeles, and Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center.

"Next Stage Grants were conceived to offer additional support to Jewish nonprofits so that they could learn, grow and more effectively impact our diverse community,” said Foundation President and CEO Marvin I. Schotland. “We’ve seen how this funding has helped our inaugural cohort of grantees. They’ve developed strategic business plans, redesigned their infrastructures and expanded their fundraising efforts. All this leads to more clients being served and overall organizational growth. We’re excited to invest in a new group of nonprofits and help them reach the next stage of their development.”  

Organizations interested in applying for a Next Stage Grant can learn more about the process by visiting www.jewishfoundationla.org/NSG and registering for the grantseekers workshop. Information shared at the workshop will include selection criteria and tips on writing a competitive application.  Advance registration is required.

About The Jewish Community Foundation

Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages charitable assets of more than $1 billion entrusted to it by over 1,300 families and ranks among the 10 largest Los Angeles foundations. It partners with donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of their giving, and build enduring charitable legacies. In 2018, The Foundation and its donors distributed more than $100 million in grants to 2,700 nonprofits with programs that span the range of philanthropic giving. Over the past 15 years, it has distributed more than $1 billion to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum. www.jewishfoundationla.org