Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance Recipient of Jewish Community Foundation Grant to Support Pandemic Recovery Initiatives
September 9, 2021
The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance is grateful to be a recipient of a grant generously donated through the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles to support the Museum’s pandemic recovery initiatives.
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) has awarded $3.7 million in grants to 45 local organizations, including 22 Jewish nonprofits and 23 synagogues, as they recover from the pandemic.
Titled Reimagine Grants, the funding is in keeping with The Foundation’s comprehensive grants strategy developed in response to COVID-19. For the second consecutive year, the institution has re-invented its annual grants programs to respond to pandemic-related needs of Los Angeles’ Jewish institutions.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance lauds the Foundation’s leadership and support in this time of crisis.
“This vital grant from the Jewish Community Foundation crucially enables the MOT to provide both Jewish and public schools in Los Angeles with custom support and resources for accessing profound learning about the Holocaust and the scourge of contemporary anti-Semitism, in the context of problems of discrimination in our world today. The MOT has always accomplished this through storytelling and experiential activities. Thanks to The Foundation, this will continue via in-person and virtual modalities that best serve schools, and respond to their needs at this time,” said Liebe Geft, Director, Museum of Tolerance.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO)