The Good People Fund (GPF) has announced more than $2.1 million in grants to support grassroots organizations in the United States and Israel designing, practicing and advancing unique approaches to challenging social and humanitarian needs.
From pursuing food justice and caring for elders, to resettling refugees and responding to the growing economic and social devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, the grants underscore GPF’s mission to enable visionaries committed to creative, replicable ways to uplift individuals and communities, and address new and deepening needs.
“Each of our grantee organizations is led by a spectacularly ‘good person,’ who through life experience has seen a need and a unique, often untried way to address it. Each is dedicated to a vision and roadmap toward making positive change and teaches us how powerful a commitment to tikkun olam, repair of the world, can be,” said Naomi Eisenberger, GPF Co-Founder and Executive Director.
“In 2020, we are seeing emergent and untold needs and realities across the not-for-profit sphere, due to a global pandemic touching everyone and laying bare the weaknesses and vulnerabilities within our societies. I am heartened by the nimbleness and resourcefulness of our grantees, who in partnership with GPF, are making new and meaningful impact through the lenses of their missions.”
Since its establishment in 2008, Millburn, NJ-based GPF has raised over $18.2 million and helped 205 nonprofit organizations in Israel and the United States. In the fiscal year ending June 30, GPF raised nearly $2.7 million.
GPF targets change-making initiatives in crucial areas, including coronavirus-focused aid and relief, poverty, inclusion, health and well being, women’s and girls’ empowerment, welfare of children and youth, care of elders, hunger relief, food rescue, support of refugees, safe and respectful Jewish spaces, and fighting anti-Semitism and hate.
A full list of grantees appears at www.goodpeoplefund.org.