S. Mark Taper Foundation Grants $50,000 to Jenesse Center

Funds will be allocated to support life-saving services for domestic violence victims

Los Angeles, CA – February 15, 2022 — The S. Mark Taper Foundation issued a $50,000 grant to Jenesse Center to be utilized as unrestricted funds. This is the second grant awarded to Jenesse Center by the Foundation.

Karen Earl, Jenesse CEO said, “We are grateful to the S. Mark Taper Foundation for issuing this significant grant of unrestricted funds to our organization. With the increased need for women and families in the pandemic, we are finding “safer at home” is not safe at all for women faced with domestic violence trauma. In fact, cases of domestic violence have significantly increased with the pandemic. We are thankful to our partners who help us to meet the need of so many families suffering trauma during these challenging times”

Adrienne Wittenberg, Executive Director of the S. Mark Taper Foundation said, “The Foundation acknowledges the enormous need for the services Jenesse provides. We are very proud to be associated with the work of Jenesse Center and support its continued progress in domestic violence prevention and intervention.”

Jenesse Center is one of the longest-running domestic violence intervention and prevention organizations in the Los Angeles area, founded by five (5) African American women to provide culturally appropriate services for women of color facing the trauma of emotional, financial, mental and physical abuse.

The funds will be allocated to support the organization’s continuum of life-saving services that help domestic violence victims overcome barriers, access services, and establish lives free from physical, mental, emotional, economic subjugation, and violence.

To learn more about Jenesse and its programs, visit online at jenesse.org or call 323-299-9496. To donate to Jenesse programs and services, click here to support.

About S. Mark Taper Foundation

The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities. http://www.smtfoundation.org/ .

About Jenesse Center

Jenesse Center, Inc. is a Los Angeles based domestic violence prevention and intervention organization, created by five Black women who were domestic violence survivors. Celebrating 40 years of providing life-saving, culturally appropriate services to the Los Angeles community, Jenesse’s mission is to provide victims of domestic violence with a comprehensive, centralized base of support that is culturally responsive and appropriate as well as holistic, and ensures transition from immediate crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. Jenesse seeks to prevent and end the cycle of domestic violence through education, public awareness and outreach initiatives, public policy and advocacy strategies, and innovative collaborations with key partners.

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