Grant Announcement

S. Mark Taper Foundation Funds Local Street Outreach and Housing Efforts

Friends In Deed has received a $25,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation to support their local Street Outreach and Housing program.

“Our Street Outreach and Housing team has been working harder than ever to provide for those experiencing homelessness in the Pasadena area. This generous grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation is especially helpful during the current surge in COVID-19 Omicron cases and allows us to stay flexible to support those who need our help most,” says Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, Friends In Deed’s Executive Director.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation supports nonprofits throughout Southern California. This private family organization was founded in 1989 and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting the work of nonprofits in local So-Cal communities.

“This grant will support the housing location part of Street Outreach and Housing.  We reach out to local landlords making them aware of resources available to support those who open units to formerly homeless individuals.” Rabbi Grater explains. “The funding will cover expenses like holding fees, move-in costs, first and last month’s rent, and some additional overhead expenses. We are humbled to have the support from the S. Mark Taper Foundation as we work to reduce and prevent homelessness in our local community.”

To learn more about the S. Mark Taper Foundation, visit For more information on Friends In Deed, please visit or call 626-797-2402.

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