Founded in 2008, under the direction of Naomi Eisenberger, The Good People Fund provides financial support and management guidance for small to medium grassroots efforts devoted to tikkun olam (repairing the world).
We connect donors with inspiring visionaries who, operating with low overhead and on a personal scale, have developed creative ways to alleviate poverty, hunger, disability, trauma recovery, social isolation and other significant challenges-but whose work would otherwise go unsupported.
Most of our grantees are based in the U.S. and Israel, but our Good People reach out to communities beyond, as well. We target highly effective nonprofits headed by dynamic Good People, usually with annual budgets under $500,000, and little or no staff.
In keeping with our philosophy that the vast majority of donor dollars should support those being served, we maintain a lean operating budget. Salaries for our small staff are underwritten, as are a significant proportion of other operating costs
We work to build a world in which acts of tikkun olam are embraced and encouraged, and in which visionary and thoughtful individuals are supported as experimenters and agents of positive change as they create replicable models of social impact, uplifting individuals and communities, and provide solutions to some of society’s most compelling challenges.