Jewish Helping Hands
The work of Jewish Helping Hands (JHH) is rooted in the Jewish principle of tikkun olam, the concept that people are called upon to be God’s partners in repairing what is broken in our world. JHH launched its Tikkun Olam grant program in 2012 to advance its goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice, and righteousness throughout the world. The goal is to help vulnerable populations through a variety of programs focused on economic development and social empowerment, with a particular focus on those demographics that have been overlooked and/or marginalized.
In cooperation with local communities, JHH supports programs that are sustainable and scalable through financial and hands-on support. The objective is to promote organizations and projects that will make a tangible and lasting difference in the lives of the populations they serve. With each of its grants, JHH also intends to share its experience and expertise to help further joint missions.
JHH will consider making grants to individuals or organizations that show clear promise to achieve one or both of the following:
- Respond to unmet needs of those who are poor and/or marginalized
- Promote self-help and empowerment within communities
In the 2020 Grant Cycle, JHH is focusing on projects hat provide the basic necessities for a decent life: food, shelter, clothing, water, and health. It is also focusing especially on projects in the following areas: East Africa, Central America, United States, and any impoverished Jewish Communities.
JHH looks to support those who will create partnerships with other organizations and local populations to enlarge the circle of involvement and inclusiveness. Effective applicants will show respect for the opinions and ideas of others, and will work to draw them in to the circle of concern. JHH especially seeks to partner with grassroots organizations who utilize resources local to their communities especially when those projects support the safety and health of the community members.
Amount: Up to $5,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with operating budgets under $1,000,000.
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