Stanley & Joyce Black Family Foundation

The Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation was founded in 1989 by Stanley and the late Joyce Black.  Both natives of Los Angeles, they believed that it was important to give back to their community. Stanley is a real estate investor, community leader and philanthropist. He has a deep commitment to giving others a chance in life. Joyce lived a full and wonderful life. She cared deeply about numerous charitable organizations giving a lot of time and energy to worthy causes.

Stanley and Joyce believed that the Foundation would be an institution that would be passed on to their children and grandchildren. The Foundation’s charitable traditions and the importance of giving back will be continued through each generation.

The Board includes their three children: Jack Black, Jill Black Zalben and Janis Black Warner and six grandchildren: Brittany Black, Zach Zalben, Torie Zalben, Jason Goldman, Jenna Goldman and Joey Goldman.

The Foundation considers grant proposals in the areas of:

Israel and Jewish Life, Health Care and Medical Research, Mental Health Services,  Children’s Charities and Education, Homeless Services, Veterans, Environmental Beautification and Community Gardens. Stanley and Joyce have supported organizations that provide the opportunity for independence, health and self-esteem.

The Foundation’s major naming grants and contributions include:

  • The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
  • Vista Del Mar
  • Cedars Sinai Hospital
  • Pepperdine University
  • Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
  • Yeshiva Gedolah/Michael Diller High School
  • ORT Technical School
  • American Friends of Tel Aviv University
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Jewish Big Brothers
  • The LA Jewish Home
  • The American Friends of Hebrew University
  • Temple of the Arts/Saban Theater in Beverly Hills
  • Beit T’Shuvah
  • Jewish Vocational Service
  • The People Concern
  • Union Rescue Mission
  • University Kidney Research Organization
  • Wells Bring Hope


Only non-profit, tax-exempt organizations as defined under section (501)(c)(3)of the United States Internal Revenue code are eligible for funding.

Preference will be given to organizations that have demonstrated fiscal responsibility, competent management and a history of delivering effective and measurable results.

Major gifts pledged over a period of time will require milestones that will be monitored, and reported back to the Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation. All major gifts will require a final report at the project’s completion, outlining how the funds were spent, as well as detailing the overall achievements for the projects.

The Foundation does not fund individuals, fraternal organizations, political campaigns or candidates.

Application Procedures

All applicants (regardless of whether or not they are prior grantees) must submit a grant application. The application must contain a brief statement describing the applicant and the need for funds. Please provide enough information to determine whether or not the application falls within the Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation program areas.

The grant application will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and, if approved, will receive a letter in the mail with details on the acceptance.

Grant Proposal

Please consider the following criteria as you develop your Grant Proposal:

Clarity of Purpose:   Your organization’s request should be clearly defined with a specific description of how goals/tasks will be achieved and how funds will be allocated. A detailed project description and budget must be included

Potential for Success: Your organization must demonstrate that it has additional funding sources, manpower, and community support to achieve the outlined goals.

Leadership: Stability in the leadership of your organization is a requirement, as a well-deserved reputation for results and effective management. We request a list of your Board of Directors with information on what position they hold and the duration of their service.

Financial Stability: A history of overall financial stability is highly desirable. The Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation will require a detailed program budget, prior to funding. Copies of the most recent Audited Financial Statements, or 990-PF, may also be required.

Grant Proposal Contents

  1. Application Cover Sheet
  2. Proposal for Project (1 page)
  3. IRS Determination Letter confirming not-for-profit status
  4. Program Budget
  5. List of Board Members
  6. Additional Information: Please consider including documents such as a current newsletter, an annual report, news articles about your organization and the proposed project

Download the Grant Application