Jewish Journal

Jewish fund calls for grant proposals

by Ryan Torok

Posted on Feb. 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm

The Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund of Los Angeles (JVPF), in collaboration with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, is currently seeking grant proposals. Any local, national and Israel-based Jewish nonprofit can submit a request for funds.

Grant proposals are due by 5 p.m. March 7.

JVPF is a group of 25 business leaders who contribute $10,000 annually, and each has an equal vote on which organizations to fund. JVPF expects to issue grants totaling $250,000 this year.

In determining grant recipients, the organization looks for innovative groups whose efforts are needed by the Jewish community, are in a position to grow, have potential for a large impact and are sustainable, according to the JVPF Web site.

“It’s always helpful if there’s a specific L.A. impact,” said Scott Minkow, The Federation’s vice president of partnerships and innovation.

Since its founding in 2002, JVPF has distributed $1.2 million to Jewish organizations, such as Moishe House and jewcy.com.

For more information, visit jewishla.net/jvpf-la.

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