The Good People Fund (https://www.goodpeoplefund.org), a US-based organization that provides financial support and professional guidance to innovative grassroots nonprofits, has received a grant of $150,000 from the Herb Alpert Foundation.
The grant will benefit several of the nearly sixty ‘good people’ led organizations that find inventive ways to address issues of poverty, hunger, illness, disability and well-being. The grant is designed to support organizations within the United States and will help many of these groups provide food, clothing, compassion and support to the programs they lead in their communities. The commitment of the grantees to do this work, to be highly effective and to be able to make an impact in the world they live in, is a core philosophy shared by both the Good People Fund and the Herb Alpert Foundation.
The Herb Alpert Foundation (http://www.herbalpertfoundation.org) is the vision of legendary musician, sculptor, painter, producer, recording industry executive and philanthropist Herb Alpert and his wife, Lani Hall.
“We are grateful for the continued support the Herb Alpert Foundation has been able to provide the Good People Fund since our inception,” explains Naomi Eisenberger, the Good People Fund’s executive director. “It is our belief, that it is most often a single person or small group of good people, responding to the problems we find in our world, who can effect change and inspire all of us to do the same. It has been our privilege to find these visionaries who often work quietly, with little fanfare and recognition, and help them grow their work. With compassionate partners like the Alperts we have been able to offer financial support and mentorship to many creative and effective programs. In so doing we have eased the burden of hunger, homelessness, disability and more for untold numbers of people.” says Eisenberger.
“One of our priorities,” explained Rona Sebastian, President of The Herb Alpert Foundation, “ is to support programs that help individuals and families in times of difficulty. Through the Good People Fund’s very strategic grant making, we are able to touch many lives in meaningful ways.”
Founded in 2008, The Good People Fund, inspired by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world), responds to significant problems such as poverty, disability, trauma and social isolation. The small to medium grassroots efforts we support, are leading their non-profits with annual budgets under $500,000 and no professional development staff but are driven and determined to make a difference in their communities. After all, small actions have huge impacts. With its guiding philosophy that small actions can have huge impacts and its emphasis on the personal connection, the GPF has raised and granted more than $5.4 million dollars since it was founded.
For more information on The Good People Fund or how you can support its grantees and their efforts, please contact Naomi Eisenberger at Naomi@goodpeoplefund.org or visit their website at https://www.goodpeoplefund.org.
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