LOS ANGELES, Calif.–The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles today announced $200,000 in grants to 10 Los Angeles community-based organizations for programs focusing on gang intervention and prevention.

“The foundation is committed to supporting issues of vital importance to the community at large and chose to focus our General Community Grants this year on gang prevention and intervention,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Marvin I. Schotland.

“It is important that we work together as a community to address the significant negative effect of gang violence on youth and families in Los Angeles,” he said. “…Our grant dollars will have an impact on this issue given the groundwork that has been laid through the dedication of dollars and
hard work by others in both the public and private sectors.”

The grant recipients named today were:
* The Advancement Project
* Communities In Schools of the San Fernando Valley
* Community Build Inc.
* Kush Reaching Out Inc.
* Legacy LA
* New Directions for Youth Inc.
* Toberman Neighborhood Center
* A Better LA
* Chapter Two and
* the Pico Youth & Family Center, Gang Prevention & Intervention Program.

Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles identifies itself as the largest manager of charitable assets among Greater Los Angeles Jewish philanthropists.

The foundation currently manages assets of $706 million and ranks among the 12 largest Los Angeles philanthropic foundations.