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The Good People Fund

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Address:

384 Wyoming Ave Millburn NJ 07041 USA

Mission:

The Good People Fund searches for and supports people who work quietly and diligently, often below the radar screen and with shoe-string budgets, to better our world in untold numbers of ways. It is to these people, small entities or individuals whose efforts don’t benefit from glossy brochures or promotions, or help from adequate staff or large organizational structures, that we direct our attention. Their success is our mission — by making them and their work visible and viable to others who will provide needed funding through tzedakah that is given in a cost-effective and meaningful way.

Geographic areas served:

US and Israel

Programs:

The good people fund was formed for charitable and educational purposes, providing both financial and operational support to small grass-roots programs in the united states and in israel. These programs are devoted to serving others in need. The good people fund assists programs to become sustainable and independent, and to advise individuals, students, teachers and donees ways to improve and maximize the use of financial and other resources and how to utilize other peoples talents on behalf of repairing the world.

provides charitable and educational assistance to those that better our world in numerous ways by providing both financial and operational support to small, low-overhead grass-roots programs and organizations that generally "fly below the radar screen" who are devoted to serving others in need in both the united states and israel. Common to all is the presence of an individual or small group who have recognized a problem and have dedicated themselves to resolving it.

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973-761-0580
http://www.goodpeoplefund.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We at S.A.H.I. had a great idea – we knew youth, and in particular at-risk youth can become a positive force in their own lives and in the lives of their communities. All that needs to happen is that they shift their focus towards caring for and giving to others. We already had a pilot program that was doing wonders. But we wanted to reach further – more youths, more cities, more communities. Naomi and the Good People Fund immediately got what we were trying to do. The Good People Fund are not just giving us financial support. We are getting a true partnership, good advice, great connections and real support in turning a great idea into a real social movement.

 
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The Good People Fund has been a tremendous asset to our organization's growth. They understand the needs and challenges of small nonprofits and are responsive and compassionate. We have grown and developed because of their strong support!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Good People Fund staff have taken the time to get to know how we serve the most vulnerable, and what our organizational needs are. They truly care about our work and want to help us meet our goals. They are more than funders - they are advocates and supporters.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None. They are a refreshingly personalized funding organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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The Good People Fund, inspired and led by some really, really good people, was among the first to believe in our mission at Kaima – that being to apply agricultural activities to re-connect to Israeli youth who have dropped out of school, society, and their families and provide them with a sense of personal purpose and social value. The GPF really ‘got’ what we were trying to accomplish, when our ideas were merely dreams. Later, as we began to gain traction and expand, thanks in large measure to their involvement, they remained by our side, helping with funding, guidance, and encouragement. GPF’s giving model is unique within the grant-making community. They care, they are there over time – as full partners in our social change making endeavor. The relationship, nearly three years old, is one that we believe will last a lifetime. Every person needs two things in this world: a compass to guide them, and an anchor to provide them with security. Naomi, her board and colleagues have offered us both!

 
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"The Good People Fund" fulfills a very important role in seeking out and assisting new organizations and the people behind them. We at "Ten Gav" are very grateful to Naomi at TGPF for her financial assistance and for the handholding and guidance that comes along with it. The beauty of this organization is in its willingness to give new people with new ideas about how to make a contribution to society, a chance to get up and get going. In addition it's a great feeling to be a recipient alongside other recipients as I think the other beneficiaries are doing such interesting and important work. It's a great club to belong to!

 
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"The Good People Fund" fulfills a very important role in seeking out and assisting new organizations and the people behind them. We at "Ten Gav" are very grateful to Naomi at TGPF for her financial assistance and for the handholding and guidance that comes along with it. The beauty of this organization is in its willingness to give new people with new ideas about how to make a contribution to society, a chance to get up and get going. In addition it's a great feeling to be a recipient alongside other recipients as I think the other beneficiaries are doing such interesting and important work. It's a great club to belong to!

 
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The Good People Fund was instrumental in helping our charity reach a new level of success. We have benefited greatly from support with a new website, a logo and a matching grant. Our organization, Breaking the Chain Through Education, strives to eradicate child slave trafficking in Ghana, Africa. Since receiving support from The Good People Fund, we have grown significantly and have rescued many more children from slavery. Naomi has remained in contact to provide ongoing and invaluable advice and guidance. We feel so grateful and fortunate to be recipients of the good work of "Good People".

 
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The Good People Fund actively supports organizations making a positive difference in the world. By supporting the Good People Fund, you can give & know that your money will be going to a worthy cause. Naomi is phenomenal, and she recently came to a site visit at Spirit Club! Her follow up on the grant awarded shows how diligent they are about supporting worthy organizations that meet their criteria.

 
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The Good People Fund has been instrumental in helping Refa'enu-- which addresses mood disorders in the Jewish communtiy-- to gain not just financial backing, but general visibility as well, so that we can publicize and spread the word about our work. Their constructive advice and feedback has been invaluable.

- Dena Cohen, Executive Director
dena@refaenu.org

 
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Our small non profit , The Jewish Gift Closet, collects and distributes clothes, furniture and baby equipment to those in need in our community and administers an emergency fund to cover rent and basic necessities. The Good People Fund stepped in at a critical time when demand for help exceeded our available funds and we didn't know where to turn. They provided the necessary expertise and matching funds for our first venture into crowd funding. They took a personal interest in our charity and followed up with our progress. Our team is made up of volunteers and it was gratifying to all of us to receive the support of an organization that recognizes "good people". To make it even better, their Director Naomi and one of the board members made the trip to San Diego to visit us and get to know us. We only wish there were more organizations like theirs.

 
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As a start-up non-profit doing innovative work on the edges of what people typically think about, it isn't easy to capture the attention of funders who are used to looking at bigger fish doing more typical things. What a lift, gift, inspiration and motivation it thus was to learn about the Good People Fund and to meet with their wise and emotionally intelligent ED and trustees. They listen, they ask good questions, they think about interesting things in different ways, and they genuinely care about making a difference in the world. They also understand how hard it is for smaller non-profits to be seen. And yet some of the best work is happening on the edges and in the corners. The Good People Fund is exactly what it's name suggests: Good People helping Good People do Good things. It is a much-needed, compassionate, smart idea that is very well executed. I am grateful

 
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