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Employment is the key to dignity, independence, and opportunity — it transforms lives. For every individual JVS SoCal empowers to achieve sustainable employment, we help to build stronger families and communities, and ultimately a stronger economy. But we cannot do it alone.

Our work is only made possible by the support and generosity of our donors and partners. JVS SoCal strategically combines support from private donors, government agencies, corporate partners, and foundations to create successful, award-winning programs that provide hope and economic opportunity for all throughout Southern California.

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Banc of California is a proud supporter of JVS SoCal and their commitment to empower individuals to achieve economic independence. The programs and services provided by JVS SoCal lead to transformative outcomes. The impact that a stable job creates is not only felt with the individual but uplifts their families and communities.

– Chris Garcia

Vice President, CRA Officer, Banc of California

Ways to Give

By donating to JVS SoCal, you can make a profound difference in the lives of individuals and families throughout Southern California and our Philanthropy Officers are available to help you choose the giving opportunities that work best for you.

Here’s what your gift can do:

  • $100 helps provide an individual living in poverty with professional attire and transportation vouchers for a job interview.
  • $250 helps provide a disabled individual with a comprehensive vocational assessment and customized employment plan.
  • $500 helps provide an at-risk young the opportunity to continue their education and receive paid job training to help them build a better future.
  • $5,000 helps provide service staff with suicide intervention and skills training to support our veterans facing hard times.
  • $6,800 helps provide an individual in need with access to an 8-week career training program at no cost to help them launch a new professional career.


Online donations are a cost-effective way to contribute to JVS SoCal. Gifts may be made in honor, memory, or support of an individual or organization by selecting the tribute gift checkbox on our online donation form.

Many individuals choose to make contributions through their donor advised funds. If you wish to do so, click on the link below and enter JVS SoCal’s Tax I.D. #: 95-1691012. For more information, please contact Carole Tremblay, Director of Philanthropy, or call (323) 329-6959.

You may find it 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, please contact Randy Lapin, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, or call (323) 761-8598.

Many companies encourage employees to contribute to causes they support, then match the contribution dollar-for-dollar. To multiply the impact of your donation, ask if your employer offers a matching gift program and provide JVS SoCal’s Tax I.D. #: 95-1691012.

Designating funds from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other qualified retirement plan is an excellent way to show your support for JVS SoCal and receive tax benefits in return. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can give up to $100,000 tax-free directly to JVS SoCal to support our life-changing work. For more information, please contact Randy Lapin, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, or call (323) 761-8598.

JVS SoCal is honored to have the philanthropic support of corporations across multiple sectors and industries. To learn more about how your company can support our mission, please contact Randy Lapin, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, or call (323) 761-8598

Fundraise on behalf of JVS SoCal by creating a personalized fundraising page to share with your family and friends. All you have to do is set a fundraising goal, send us a photo, and provide a short story or message about why you support JVS SoCal. Every time a donation is made, you’re alerted so you can thank your supporters for their generous gifts. For more information, please contact Jorge Lazaro, Associate Director of Philanthropy, or call (323) 306-4806.

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 donating an old vehicle, call us toll-free at (855)-587-4227 or (855)-JVS-4CAR seven days a week.
*If the donated vehicle is sold for less than $500, you can claim the fair market value of your vehicle up to $500 or the amount it is sold for if less than fair market value. If the donated vehicle sells for more than $500, you can claim the exact amount for which the vehicle is sold. Once the value of your donation has been determined, we will provide you with a completed IRS form 1098-C if the value of your donated vehicle is over $500.

The JVS Scholarship Program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in the Greater Los Angeles area with need-based financial aid, in the belief that education represents the first step to career success. For more information, please contact Julia​ Furer, Associate Director of Scholarship Program, or call (323) 593-7319.

“I’m passionate about helping our brave men and women veterans getting good jobs when they return home. JVS SoCal provides all the necessary tools and resources to enable veterans to rehabilitate back into society and the workforce.”

Sophia Fitzmaurice

Volunteer and Philanthropist

Sophia Fitzmaurice

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

Fundraising events offer the opportunity for you to join JVS SoCal virtually or in-person at throughout the year to share your passion and further our life-transforming mission. Events include our Annual Woman to Woman Conference, Annual Walk, and the Strictly Business L.A. Awards Luncheon.

JVS SoCal’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) is a philanthropic membership group dedicated to serving women in career crisis or transition, including women launching their careers. Our network includes female professionals and leaders established in their industries and communities, as well as retired executives and philanthropists who all share a dedication to making a difference in the lives of women in need. Become a member of JVS SoCal’s WLN by completing our Application Form or contacting Lindsay Thomas, Director of Donor Groups, or call (323) 306-4127.

Sunny and Alvin Grossblatt

“We are particularly interested in programs for people with special needs to become self-sufficient and successful. We found that opportunity at JVS SoCal with their Disabilities and Assessment program and wonderful staff. It has been a pleasure to see our philanthropic investment make a difference in the lives of these individuals.”

Sunny and Alvin Grossblatt

Volunteer and Philanthropist

Ensure A Lasting Legacy

Established with a generous gift by the Powell Family, the JVS SoCal Legacy Society ensures that our life-changing programs and services will continue to endure. By including JVS SoCal in your estate or financial plans, your gift will be a lasting legacy that continues to empower individuals and families to achieve economic independence.

To learn more about JVS SoCal’s Legacy Society or the full-range of planned giving options available, click on the link below or contact Carole Tremblay, Director of Philanthropy, or call (323) 329-6959.

Design a plan that works for you:

You have the opportunity to create a personal legacy by including a provision in your will and/or living trust. A bequest can also provide a significant reduction in probate costs and estate taxes.

Leaving a gift to JVS SoCal in your will or living trust provides an opportunity to ensure that your support will continue in perpetuity. You can use one or more of the following paragraphs to include in your estate plan:

  • Dollar Amount: “I give, devise and bequeath to JVS SoCal – Federal Tax I.D. number 95-1691012, a California non-profit public benefit corporation, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048, the sum of $ ______________.”
  • Specific Property: “I give, devise and bequeath to JVS SoCal – Federal Tax I.D. number 95-1691012, a California non-profit public benefit corporation, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048, my interest in (describe the property and exact location).”
  • Percentage of Residue: “I give, devise and bequeath to JVS SoCal – Federal Tax I.D. number 95-1691012, a California non-profit public benefit corporation, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048, ________ percent of the residue of my estate.”

By transferring ownership of a paid policy to JVS SoCal, you can benefit from an immediate income tax deduction while leaving a lasting legacy.

An endowment gift to JVS SoCal today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment fund, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits. Endowment donations are invested and a portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address the areas of greatest need at JVS SoCal. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure future support.

Make an Impact Today

There are many ways that you can have an immediate impact through your support of JVS SoCal.

Make a donation

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Join the Women’s Leadership Network

Sponsor a JVS Scholarship Student

Create Personal Fundraising Page

Attend an Event

For more information, contact a JVS Philanthropy Officer at (323) 761-8888.

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