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Guiding Families Through Pediatric Cancer
January 30, 2023

As founder of MyChildsCancer a GPF grantee Oded Grinstein gives parents of children with cancer the medical knowledge and social support they need to be strong advocates for effective treatments

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse
December 24, 2022

In Israel, Shana Aaronson is the CEO of Magen for Jewish Communities, a GPF grantee organization addressing sexual abuse and exploitation in the Orthodox Jewish community. Under her leadership, the or

Storytelling as the Great Connector
November 21, 2022

The art of deriving and telling life stories can be the great connector empowering individuals on the edges of society, bridging divides in communities, and advancing social justice. Cara Solomon is

In Israel, A Unique Model to Help Individuals in Emotional Distress
October 24, 2022

For individuals in emotional distress including those with suicidal tendencies an empathetic advocate trained to gauge the severeness of need can be a bridge to a positive outcome. SAHAR a GPF g

For Vulnerable Youth and Families, Filling Voids and Changing Outcomes
September 19, 2022

For underserved and vulnerable youth and families involved in the juvenile court or child welfare systems in Massachusetts, resources as varied as a bus fare, a laptop, even a bed, can tilt the balanc

In Rural Mali, Planting Futures Through Education
August 22, 2022

Barry Hoffner was on a personal trip to Mali in 2010, when he was struck by the lack of educational opportunities for young people in rural villages around Timbuktu. So he decided to build a school. N

Shutaf: Filling a Void with Inclusion
July 25, 2022

Beth Steinberg and Miriam Avraham both have children with Down syndrome, both moved to Israel, and both found a lack of informal education programming for those with developmental challenges. So, they

“Homeless Women Need Bras” — Giving Dignity to Those in Need
June 24, 2022

Dana Marlowe was a working mom in metro Washington, DC who was driven by a personal experience to start I Support the Girls, a Good People Fund grantee. The organization gives bras, menstrual products

Advocating for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community
May 23, 2022

Asher Lovy grew up in the insular Haredi community of Borough Park, Brooklyn and was sexually, physically and mentally abused by his mother. The silence within his community where discussion of such

Aiding Holocaust Survivors in Ukraine, as Humanitarian Crisis Continues
March 20, 2022

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, The Survivor Mitzvah Project has been operating in overdrive, navigating turmoil and destruction in Ukraine to maintain contact with Holocaust survivors, deli