Leichtag Foundation Passover Challenge

Take Action this Passover – Fund Food Distribution and Support for Refugees. Leichtag Foundation will match your gift dollar for dollar up to $1,800 for each of these six organizations below!


Refugee Serving Organizations

Refugees have fled their home countries due to conflict and terror, leaving behind everything they know in the hopes of finding security in an unfamiliar place. Refugees are vetted more than any other group of travelers to the U.S. San Diego has resettled over 82,000 refugees since 1975 and more than 1,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in San Diego County since May 2016. “Welcome the stranger” and stand with refugees this Passover by supporting these three organizations. Your impact will be doubled by a Leichtag Foundation matching grant!
Heart 4 Refugees – Syrian Community Network

Builds bridges between Syrian refugees & local community; connects them to services & resources

by Heart 4 Refugees - Syrian Community Network
  • 228%funded
  • $4,109raised
  • successful
  • 22 donors
Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Resettles hundreds of refugees; provides housing, acculturation, employment, translation & more

by Jewish Family Service of San Diego
  • 131%funded
  • $2,354raised
  • successful
  • 19 donors
International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)

Mobilizes legal aid & policy advocacy to vulnerable refugees before & after they arrive in US

by International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
  • 114%funded
  • $2,050raised
  • successful
  • 15 donors

Food Distribution Organizations in North County San Diego

Hunger is a modern-day plague that many of us do not see but affects people all around us. The faces of food insecurity might not be what you think: 1 in 5 people in San Diego lack reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. 460,000 individuals in San Diego County, including more than 160,000 children, are unsure where their next meal will come from. Help those who face hunger and food insecurity to access healthy food this Passover by supporting these three organizations. Your impact will be doubled by a Leichtag Foundation matching grant!
Community Resource Center – North County

Encinitas-based org provides basic needs stability & self-sufficiency for families in crisis

by Community Resource Center
  • 267%funded
  • $4,800raised
  • successful
  • 23 donors
Kitchens for Good

Catering social enterprise giving culinary job training to unemployed & healthy meals to hungry

by Kitchens for Good
  • 238%funded
  • $4,276raised
  • successful
  • 33 donors
Coastal Roots Farm

Jewish community farm donates 50% of its produce to nonprofits & hosts Pay-What-You-Can Stands

by Coastal Roots Farm
  • 101%funded
  • $1,818raised
  • successful
  • 20 donors

About Leichtag Foundation

The Leichtag Foundation honors the legacy of Lee and Toni Leichtag through igniting and inspiring vibrant Jewish life, advancing self-sufficiency and stimulating social entrepreneurship in coastal North San Diego County and Jerusalem. Since its inception in 1991, the Leichtag Foundation has granted over $111 million to 391 different organizations. Of this amount, over $96 million has been granted since becoming independent in late 2007. About 23% has stayed in Encinitas.