Jews United for Justice and Progressive Jewish Alliance, two organizations operating thousands of miles apart (one in Washington, DC, and the other in Los Angeles, CA), both encourage volunteerism and facilitate engagement of the Jewish community in social issues. For two years prior to contacting the Lodestar Foundation, these organizations had informally discussed the benefits and risks of merging. They concluded that the similarities in membership, culture, programs, and campaigns made them ideal candidates to merge, and they would have a more powerful voice working toward change together. The Lodestar Foundation provided partial funding for a consultant to facilitate formal merger negotiations.
Grant Amount: $6,500
Year Granted: 2010
Grantee: Jews United for Justice
Grantee Website: https://jufj.org/