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Gil Gordon

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Review for The Good People Fund, Millburn, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of Good People Fund about 8-10 years ago and since then have been a steady donor and serve on an advisory committee to its board. If you aren't aware of GPF you have lots of company: in a way, that's a reflection of its greatest strength on one hand and its opportunities on the other. GPF flies well under the radar of most donors and even most Jewish communal leaders specifically because it targets needs that are markedly different from any other similar organization.

GPF does "micro-philanthropy" - donating to small, often start-up, programs in the US and Israel. They exemplify the adage of "a little bit goes a long way" - its grants are tiny by comparison to most funds but the impact those grants make is massive. That's why I like it so much: they move fast, they create tangible results, and they give a much-needed injection of resources and support to these otherwise struggling individuals or organizations.

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Role:  Donor

Review for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We have had the opportunity (and, thankfully, ability) to donate to MAZON for many years. We continue to be very impressed with their organization, efficiency, and the warmth with which they operate.

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How broad its reach is and how compassionate its actions are.

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About every six months

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Role:  Donor & Made donations.