Los Alamos JJAB Receives LACF Grant

Staff and Board members from the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) recently celebrated a grant award from the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) which will be used to support its financial audit process. Executive Director Rachel Mohr-Richards expressed her delight at being selected for a discretionary grant from the LACF.  “These funds will be utilized toward the cost of JJAB’s annual financial audit, which ensures the financial health and sustainability of our organization, as well as conveys transparency to our funders and the public about how we fund our programs,” explained Mohr-Richards.

“Our discretionary grants target uses that strengthen and support an organization’s long-term sustainability,” said Steve Laurent, LACF Executive Director. “I’m not sure many grants out there are for audit purposes, yet a financial audit often improves practices and procedures that lead to greater confidence in organizational stability from funders and donors alike. We’re pleased to support actions that enhance nonprofit accountability, transparency and resiliency.”

Pictured L to R: Steve Laurent, LACF Executive Director; Zachary Sestric, JJAB Youth Liaison; Dianna Reichelt, JJAB Resource Specialist Program Manager; Rachel Mohr-Richards, JJAB Executive Director; Elizabeth Allen, JJAB Board Chair; Morrie Pongratz, JJAB Board Member.

About the Los Alamos Community Foundation: Established in 2015, the mission of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is to build enduring philanthropy to empower our community’s nonprofit organizations. LACF stewards fifteen permanent endowment funds and supports local nonprofits through training, initiatives and grantmaking. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit www.losalamoscf.org.