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Jewish Community Foundation Inviting Proposals For 2019 Next Stage Grants

Marvin Schotland

Posted Monday, February 18, 2019 - 12:42 pm

By John L. Seitz

The Jewish Community Foundation of LA. announced the launch of its 2019 Next Stage Grants program. The foundation will conduct a mandatory, informational workshop for grantseekers on March 12 with an application submission deadline in August. 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, thriving local Jewish community both now and into the future. Through funding targeted for capacity building and coaching, selected Jewish nonprofits will gain the support needed 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 nonprofits­–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 they could learn, grow and more effectively impact our diverse community,” said Foundation President/CEO Marvin I. Schotland.

“We’ve seen how this funding has helped our inaugural cohort of grantees by developing strategic business plans, redesigning their infrastructures and expanding 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 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.  

Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of L.A. ( manages charitable assets of more than $1 billion entrusted to it by more than 1,300 families and ranks among the 10 largest Los Angeles foundations.

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