To respond to problems such as poverty, disability, trauma, and social isolation in the United States and Israel.
About the Organization:
Inspired by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (“repairing the world”), the Good People Fund responds to a range of urgent problems, including poverty, disability, trauma, and social isolation, by providing financial support and management guidance to innovative grassroots organizations.
The organization’s grantmaking program supports U.S.- and Israel-based nonprofits with annual budgets under $500,000 and no professional development staff working in the areas of aging, education, food insecurity, poverty, health, and women’s empowerment. Grants awarded in 2013 ranged in amount from $1,000 to $85,154. The organization also works to connect donors with nonprofits whose work best realizes their personal tzedakah goals.
Visitors to the site can browse the organization’s blog as well as videos featuring grantees, sign up for the Good People Fund e-newsletter, or make a donation. Visitors also can learn abouttzedakah and browse suggestions for tzedakah activities for students, families, and educators.
The Good People Fund is supported by individuals, foundations, and corporations.