Contra Costa JCC Awards $200,000 in Third Year of Grantmaking

The Contra Costa Jewish Community Center (CCJCC) is proud to announce grants totaling $200,000 were awarded in June 2021 to 23 Jewish organizations serving Contra Costa and the Tri-Valley. Grants were approved for program-specific needs as well as for continued operational support to those still impacted by the pandemic. With this most recent round of funding, CCJCC has now given over $470,000 to community grants over the past three years.

“CCJCC is in a unique position of being able to financially support our local Jewish organizations who either continue to be affected financially by the pandemic or desire support to launch or expand programs serving the local Jewish community,” said Larry Jacobs, CCJCC Board President. “Our board placed a high priority on allocating a significant amount of funds in our third year of grantmaking to cover both purposes.”

The following organizations received CCJCC 2021 Grants:

Beth Chaim Congregation

Chabad of Concord

Chabad of Contra Costa

Chabad of Danville & San Ramon

Chabad of Lamorinda

Chabad of the Delta

Chabad of the Tri Valley

Congregation Beth Emek

Congregation B’nai Shalom

Congregation B’nai Tikvah

Congregation B'nai Torah

Contra Costa Jewish Day School

Contra Costa Midrasha

J. The Jewish News of N. California

Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay

Jewish Learning Works

Jewish Community Federation / PJ Library

Shalom Bayit

Temple Isaiah

The Reutlinger Community

Urban Adamah

West Coast NCSY

Wilderness Torah

CCJCC is proud of the work we have done in the last few years to further our mission of strengthening the Contra Costa Jewish community. During the past year of the pandemic, in addition to the grants, our Under One Tent partnership with local synagogues, schools and other Jewish organizations in Contra Costa continued to innovate, adapt, and provide meaningful programs. Our virtual format programs have seen a 140% increase in attendance, drawing wider audiences from all over Contra Costa, other parts of the Bay Area, and beyond, while our new Young Families’ programs are attracting many new families for outdoor activities. 

We look forward to restarting in-person programs whether at shul, at our homes, or out in the community in the coming months.


The Board of the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center