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The Good People Fund

Rating: 4.96 stars   50 reviews 6,124

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services, International, Philanthropy


Millburn NJ 07041 USA


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

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Good People Fund is just that; Good People. Always true to their word, they have been an integral part to our organization's growth , bringing us closer to ending hunger in Oregon.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Good People Fund is a fantastic organization and I will highly recommend them. Their work goes above and beyond the interactions we have with most foundations. It's not just about numbers: you know that at the end of the day they care about your wellbeing and success. Our nonprofit, Sundara, receives sponsorship from their fund. They are an absolute pleasure to work with.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Shai Asher: Transitional Employment Solutions is a small start up non-profit organization providing apprenticeship training for people with special needs in rural northern Israel. About a year ago we became a beneficiary of The Good People Fund. Our connection with the GPF was a great achievement for us not only in terms of financial assistance but more importantly because of the caring, professional and mentoring relationship which developed with Naomi and her staff and board. Their availability and interest in all aspects of the program, especially with the programs participants, has given us the needed emotional and technical support to move our mission forward. I thank the day I first encountered Naomi and God bless them for their goodness.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Good People Fund combines the best attributes of a professional run charitable organization with genuine personalized attention towards both the organizations
the Good People Funds and also the many great causes the grantee organizations
are working on. Its director rolls up her sleeves and cares about the details, the
people, the stories. As a new grantee organization, I can honestly say that it is rare
that a grant-making organization will want to understand our work to the level
that the Good People Fund does. Many small organizations, like the one I run, are
run on a shoe-string and we are very focused on delivering the most impact while
spending the least amount of money. To have a grant-making organization on whom we
can rely for advice, and who takes a sincere interest in our work, is a real blessing.

We are really grateful to be able to work with the Good People Fund!

Barry Hoffner
Founder/Executive Director, Caravan to Class

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Rating: 5 stars  

Creating Connected Communities is so grateful to be a recipient of The Good People Fund's generosity. For the past two years, this fund has supported our efforts to provide life-enhancing programs for underserved children by empowering teens to become engaged community leaders. With their help, we have been able to expand our programs, add additional programs to our calendar, and meet the growing need for our work in Atlanta, GA. We are so grateful for their support and the personal relationships they build with their grantees. We really feel that they understand what CCC does and where their dollars will make the most impact.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Second Helpings Atlanta, Inc. is a proud member of The Good People Fund family. For two years now, we have received a generous grant to help us expand the reach of our Program to rescue unused food and get it to the hungry. The Good People Fund's Executive Director, Naomi Eisenberg, has provided us with guidance and wonderful "food for thought." Though our beginnings were in 2004, we have made tremendous growth strides in the past 5 years, including hiring our first full-time Director. The Good People Fund is making a huge difference in moving us toward our goals, by 2020, of feeding twice the number of food insecure individuals, especially children and seniors.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Good People Fund supported me and my work with Barbershop Books, a program that places child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops, at a very early stage. Their matching grant provided invaluable financial support that has helped Barbershop Books impact the lives of more children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

At Hope and Comfort we collect and distribute personal care products to improve the health and self esteem of adults and children in need. The Good People Fund has been wonderfully generous with their time and resources to help us grow to meet unfortunately the enormous demand that exists for our services. Naomi and her team are terrific to work with and we consider ourselves very lucky to have them by our side.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 3 stars  

I really need to find my step dad in California or Arizona. My mom just past away from lung cancer Jan 2 2015 and I need to tell my dad he's the only father I ever knowni don't have the money to pay a search site.. .then I came across this site. I have been trying to find him for years , the last time I saw him was in Mohave Vally Arizona but that was 23 yrs ago.. .I have looked on Facebook.. .in the phone book.. .a trip to Cali to do a personal search but all without Bailey. ..can you please help me, sinceraly dawn swan 111 n.merlin Dr. Sargent TX 77414 (979)9437459

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Rating: 5 stars  

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The Good People Fund was the best thing that happened to our start-up non-profit! We were struggling to meet the demand for our services and their grant enabled us to hire a social worker, doubliing our staff and increasing our productivity exponentially. Our organization runs singles events and dating services for people with disabilities. We were having trouble convincing donors why they should support our project while at the same time we have over 500 registered clients and a constant flow of new people asking for help. We met with Naomi and her team and we didn't have to do any explaining. They just got it! They immediately figured out the best way to help. Their pattern of finding real needs and raising the money to meet them is the best charitable model imaginable.

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