Naomi Strongin

Naomi Strongin 2 2023


Senior Management


The work I do daily, overseeing competitive grant programs, connecting thoughtful donors to amazing nonprofits, and facilitating values discussions for multigenerational families is incredibly meaningful and rewarding.

Naomi serves as Vice President of the Center for Designed Philanthropy at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. In this role, she oversees development and implementation of The Foundation’s grant programs, work with major fund holders, and philanthropic advising services to individuals and families. Each year, Naomi and her team facilitate more than $20 million in philanthropic dollars to community organizations locally, nationally and in Israel.

Naomi brings extensive experience in program development and management, grantmaking, and relationship building to this role. Naomi joined The Foundation in 2009 with a background in direct social services and fundraising. She has guided hundreds of donors on a diverse range of philanthropic topics with her expertise in engaging next generations in philanthropy, multi-gen giving, charitable mission & vision development, and giving interest-area issues such as early childhood development, economic development in Israel, and the Jewish nonprofit landscape in Los Angeles.

Naomi earned her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Community Organizing, Planning and Administration from the University of Southern California, and her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from UC San Diego. She is a Certified 21/64 Philanthropic Advisor and she has been published in the Jewish Journal, LA Daily News, and eJewish Philanthropy. Naomi lives in Tarzana with her husband Seth and 3 children.