There are many ways to Make a Difference in someone’s life through individual giving. Choose the one that best fits your desire for impact and your means to give. Our Philanthropy Officers are available to help you choose the giving opportunities that work best for you.

Become a Donor

Many of our clients are single parents, heads of household, veterans in transition to civilian life, refugees and people with challenges and special needs who don’t need a handout, just an opportunity to learn and show their potential. You make this possible.

  • $100 provides a client with vouchers for transportation, professional grooming, attire and shoes for interviews
  • $250 provides an individual returning to the workforce with career counseling, resume and interview skills
  • $500 offers an at-risk youth the opportunity to continue their education, train for a job and avoid gang involvement
  • $750 offers a client with special needs a 5-day assessment and use of assistive technology to determine the skills they possess to succeed in the workplace
  • $2,000 provides an undergrad scholar with a grant to enroll or continue their college or university education
  • $5,000 provides a client with an eight-week no-cost, industry-specific career training course with historically high placement and retention outcomes

In order to ensure that every dollar donated is leveraged for maximum impact, JVS SoCal has strong and fiscally conservative Investment and Finance Committees, compromised of both JVS Board members and senior management. These committees guarantee that our vital programs and services will continue to meet the evolving needs of our community. Please click here to view our most recent Annual Impact Report.

JVS SoCal is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Tax ID number is 95-1691012.

A gift that supports the life-transforming work of JVS SoCal is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize an individual or to mark a special occasion.

For more information, contact Jacqui Arblaster at (323) 329-6598.


Although a monetary gift is the easiest way to donate, you may find it easier or more beneficial to make an outright gift of stock or other appreciated securities. We will work with you and your advisers to plan your gift in the most tax-advantaged way.

For more information, contact Randy Lapin, Sr. VP of Philanthropy at (323) 761-8598.

Want to multiply the impact of your donation to JVS SoCal? Find out if your employer offers a matching gift program. Many companies encourage employees to contribute to JVS SoCal, then match the contribution dollar-for-dollar. Let’s multiply the good we do.

JVS SoCal is always in need of a helping hand, especially in these difficult economic times as demand for our services continues to grow. Please complete the Volunteer Application or contact us at

Fundraising events allow us to enjoy the occasion and share our passion and a desire to further JVS’ life-transforming mission. Our Corporate Sponsors enjoy added value through corporate brand recognition and other donor benefits. Events include the 6th Annual Woman to Woman Conference and the Strictly Business L.A. Awards Luncheon.

Be a fundraiser! If you would like to directly raise funds for JVS and/or a specific program, JVS can build a personalized Fundraising Page just for you. All you have to do is set the fundraising goal, send us a photo and provide a short story or message as to why JVS SoCal is an important cause you support. JVS will create a personal fundraising page for you to email and post to all of your friends, family, work colleagues and others. Each time a donation is made, you’re alerted so you can thank them for their generous gifts.

Here are a few examples of personalized, on-line giving pages our donors have used to raise funds for JVS SoCal.
Bonnie and Ronny Bensimon
The Paul Family
Herb Weinberg
Leslie and David Wimmer

For more information, contact Jorge Lazaro at (323) 306-4806.

You have the power to be a catalyst for action and advocacy, ultimately empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence. JVS Ambassadors are invaluable volunteer partners who become knowledgeable in our programs and services by attending JVS SoCal events, including JVSWorks graduations and tours of our WorkSource Centers. With that knowledge, JVS SoCal Ambassadors become influencers within their circle of friends and colleagues, inspiring others to get involved. JVS SoCal Ambassadors often go on to become Board Members and leaders of Donor Groups.

For more information, contact Randy Lapin, Sr. VP of Philanthropy at (323) 761-8598.

Donate your old car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or motor home to JVS SoCal and help support vital programs, lifting people out of poverty and into meaningful careers. To learn more about how this program works, call toll-free at (855)-587-4277 or (855)-JVS-4CAR seven days a week.

Why donate your old car?

  • Avoid the hassles of selling a car
  • No need to pay hefty repair bills
  • Free up space in your garage
  • 100% tax deductible
  • Support JVS SoCal and our life-transforming programs