The Rady Family Foundation will donate up to $20 million to Jewish Family Service of San Diego, including as much as $17 million in one-to-one matching funds.
The pledge is part of Jewish Family Service’s $37 million centennial fundraising campaign. Founded in 1918, the nonprofit assists more than 25,000 people annually, in areas such as breaking the cycle of poverty, senior transportation services, career services and acts as one of four refugee resettlement agencies in the county.
“We are deeply committed to the long-term sustainability of Jewish Family Service because of the critical role it plays in the lives of tens of thousands of people of all faiths and backgrounds across San Diego County – and we challenge the community to join us in supporting this vital resource long into the future,” Ernest and Evelyn Rady said in a news release.
The matching challenge will remain in effect until the goal is realized or the end of the campaign in November 2020.
The centennial fundraising campaign has already raised $19 million to date.