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Welcome Message from New President & CEO

Rabbi Aaron Lerner

"What does the future hold here at The Foundation? ... We have an extremely strong organization to build from, and because I am a builder, I'm always looking for new opportunities. We have a dramatic opportunity to grow The Foundation in ways that will support our community for the next 10, 50, and 100 years."

How to Donate Impactfully After a Disaster

by Charlotte Friedman, Program Officer,

Center for Designed Philanthropy

In recent years, we have seen an increase in natural and human-made disasters. In the aftermath of these tragedies, we often feel the urge to take immediate action. We want to offer support to communities in need, but don’t know where to start.

Many of us ask questions like: How can I ensure my dollars are being used appropriately? When is the best time to give after a disaster? How can I identify reputable organizations responding to a disaster? How can I mobilize my community to help?...

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For funding opportunities related to the ongoing earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria, the below organizations address a wide range of critical needs, including the needs of the Jewish community, water and sanitation, food insecurity, search and rescue operations, temporary shelter, medical assistance, and more.

Click here to log in to Donor Services Online and donate directly from a

Donor Advised Fund. 

If you would like more information about the above organizations or to learn more about other giving opportunities in Syria and Turkey, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Center for Designed Philanthropy team. Contact them by email or phone at 323.761.8710 today!

Meet Our New Trustees and Staff

We are happy to welcome two new members of our Board of Trustees and two new staff members to The Foundation family. Click on their photos below to learn more about them and what brings them to The Foundation.

Adam Weiss, Trustee

Stacy Reznikoff Kent, Trustee

Deborah Johnston, Chief Financial Officer / Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration

Allen Zhang, Controller

Foundation Donors Donate Record-Breaking

$160 Million in Grants in 2022

2022 was a record-breaking year of generosity! Over the last 10 years, The Foundation’s donor-recommended grantmaking has more than tripled. We are so grateful for the opportunity to work alongside our generous donors in making a lasting impact in many communities.

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