The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) has awarded a total of $2 million to eight local Jewish organizations. The funding comes through The Foundation’s Next Stage Grants initiative.
These grants of up to $300,000 over three years are for investments in infrastructure, systems, and resources to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of the recipient organizations. The 2023 Next Stage Grants recipients and their projects are:
• Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles, Creating an Effective BJE Executive Transition;
• Hillel 818, Hillel Habah: Building the Future of Hillel 818;
• Jewish Free Loan Association, Building JFLA’s Capacity Through Technology Improvements;
• National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles, Strengthening Our Future: Fund Development Capacity Building;
• Shalom Institute Camp and Conference Center, Shalom Institute Future Financial Sustainability Initiative;
• Sharsheret, Next Stage of Sharsheret in Los Angeles;
• Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center, SIJCC Data Management Upgrade;
• Trybal Gatherings, Building Trybal’s Jewish Engagement in Los Angeles.
“The eight organizations receiving 2023 Next Stage Grants collectively support Jews of all ages and backgrounds and sustain Jewish life throughout our community. As such, ensuring that their operations are healthy is vitally important to increasing effectiveness of these nonprofits and the long-term impact on the stakeholders they serve. Our capacity-building funding is intended to help them flourish well into the future,” said Rabbi Aaron B. Lerner, Foundation president and chief executive officer.