Funder Recognition

First Place for Youth offers our thanks to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. The Foundation’s two-year, $70,000 grant supports of our Steps to Success education and employment program. Through this grant, we will be able to expand our reach in Los Angeles and more provide foster youth with critical support services that help them on the path to independence and success.

Established in 1954, the Foundation manages more than $1 billion of assets entrusted to it by over 1,300 families and partners with donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving, and build enduring charitable legacies. Over the past 25 years, The Foundation has distributed over $1 billion in grants to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum.


Trauma-Informed Care in Action at First Place 

For foster youth who have experienced trauma and instability, the transition to adulthood is a pivotal journey that can be […]

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In the Media

Share the Spirit: After years in the foster system, a young woman gets a room of her own

With First Place for Youth in her corner, Jayla Lackaff is studying video game design at College of Alameda

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Research & Publications

2023 Annual Report

In 2023, First Place for Youth and our network partners in Massachusetts, New York, Mississippi, and Cincinnati served 1,660 young […]

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