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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Youth Development

Mission: Bread for the Journey (BFJ) nurtures the natural generosity of “ordinary” people from all walks of life, empowering them to see themselves as philanthropists working together to improve their community. Our mission is to find people who are passionate and excited about improving their communities and help them make that happen. Our Vision is to nurture generosity in every human heart.

Target demographics: BFJ chapters give to a wide range of things that make a community healthy. We are sustaining cultural diversity, promoting ecological conservation, improving the lives of women and children, developing the leadership of youth through the arts and civic engagement, and creating simple systems to meet basic needs of the most marginalized in our communities.

Geographic areas served: US and Tibet

Programs: Bread for the journey, inc. Has a group letter of exemption (#8246). Bread for the journey, inc. Provides to its affiliates (called chapters): training, education, operational support, website, logo, letterhead, online communication materials, legal support, on-site and online consultation, and an annual conference. In 2013, bread for the journey, inc. Currrently has 15 chapters. Bread for the journey chapters offer micro-grants to people working to make their community more vibrant, vital, loving and just. Grants are offered in the areas of children and youth; women and girls; families and elders; meeting basis needs (food, work, shelter); education, diversity, equity and justice; environment, sustainability and local foods; the arts.

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Rating: 5

I heard about Bread for the Journey through a women's group and met our local BFTJ founder, Harriet Wrye, who is an amazing and accomplished woman, author, therapist and teacher. The small, local micro-grants that our local chapter has made are having a big impact in Santa Cruz. I am honored to be asked to serve on their board. I look forward to helping to continue the great work that they are doing!