Jewish Community Foundation of LA
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles is a philanthropic organization that helps people support important causes in the Los Angeles Jewish community and beyond through grants and legacy programs.
The Foundation makes being a philanthropist easy by managing and growing their donors' endowment funds and providing tax and asset counseling. Donors are able to make tax-deductible donations directly into their funds and then grant all or a portion to non-profit organizations they believe in.
To provide their clients and donors an easy-to-use online tool, the Jewish Community Foundation turned to our design partner, Lightray Productions. Lightray and Radar Blue worked together to build an online endowment management system that allows donors to monitor and manage their funds. With the click of a mouse and a few keystrokes, donors are able to make grant requests to specific organizations; make investment recommendations and monitor the growth and current balance of their funds.
Building the online donor site was no simple task. The project required the integration of three disparate data sources and the ability to simplify the grant process into a few easy steps. While Lightray worked their magic on superb user interface design, Radar Blue went to work to understand and manage the dynamics of the various data sources.
The end result was a marriage of form and function which provides automated integration to the web of the key data donors count on to make informed decisions with their accounts.
Radar Blue continues to provide consulting and programming services to The Foundation and provides ongoing support and upgrades to the donor site including the addition of a fund statement generator to assist in-house staff in the preparation and mailing of annual and quarterly fund reports.
To learn more about the Jewish Community Foundation, visit their website at www.jewishfoundationla.org