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.