eJewish Philanthropy, August 17, 2016
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) has announced $2.3 million in grants to twelve new Jewish initiatives focused on innovation. This year’s Cutting Edge Grants recipients include programs that range from engaging Jewish millennials through the performing arts, to creating connectivity in an emerging alternative downtown community, to a platform ensuring continuity in senior health care that will improve overall well-being.
Established by The Foundation in 2006, the Cutting Edge Grants are multi-year grants of up to $250,000 awarded to creative thinkers, social entrepreneurs, and innovative organizations to develop and implement transformative programs of high visibility and impact in the Los Angeles Jewish community. Successful applicants must demonstrate the capacity and leadership to implement their initiative, that the program is unique and sustainable, and that it offers long-term benefits to Jewish Los Angeles.