Mission, Vision and Objectives

In 2004, the Foundation’s Endowment Leadership Institute (ELI) established its legacy program among these agencies and synagogues of San Diego’s Jewish community. The responsible next step was to ensure excellent governance among the organizations. The Foundation introduced the Governance Leadership Institute (GLI), in 2008.


The Governance Leadership Institute’s mission is to strengthen nonprofit governance practices in the San Diego Jewish community, to build trust and credibility within organizations and between organizations and the community. The Foundation will offer resources in governance best practices to Jewish community organizations.


GLI provides a framework and resources for building a culture of strong governance in the Jewish community. Outstanding governance practices will promote healthy organizations, donor trust and an enhanced ability to serve the Jewish community.