Kindness Initiative has several program-specific funds that can be designated by donors:
- “Adopt-a-KindnessFamily” Sponsorship – “Adopt” a local Jewish family in need, through a monthly contribution of $360/mo for 12 months.
- Rent Relief Fund – Assist Members who face the risk of homelessness, by providing funds for rental deposits, or temporary monthly subsidies, or other rental related expenses.
- “Life-Cycle Events” Subsidy Fund – Help a family that is struggling to afford important Jewish life events, including weddings, Bnai Mitzvot, funerals, etc.
- Emergency Fund – Help Kindness Initiative to respond to all kinds of financial crises, from prescription medications, to tooth extractions, to auto repairs.
For the above four specific Funds, please note your preference in the Donation box marked Areas of interest and you will be contacted by our donor services representative. If you have questions, please contact [email protected] or call 858-216-1666 for information on specific Lead Funding Opportunities.
Project-Based Funding Opportunities
There are many important projects being undertaken by the Kindness Initiative to improve the lives of vulnerable members of our Jewish community. Review the projects below, and select those for which you would like to provide lead support. The minimum contribution to be recognized as the project funder is $10,000.
Please contact [email protected] or call 858-216-1666 with questions or for further information on specific Lead Funding Opportunities.
Your support at this level will help fund the following…
Develop an outreach program to reach unaffiliated, vulnerable Jewish Households, using non-traditional communications campaigns, advertising and social media.
Create and manage Data Base of Vulnerable Jewish Households
Collect and distribute used smart phones and laptop computers
- Codify the Volunteer-training program for “Angels” and “Ambassadors,” including handbook
Create and distribute food bank information data, by geography
Identify or fund additional Kosher meals and food-delivery options
Solicit multifamily property owners for emergency housing units
- Develop a home-sharing service, matching people to available housing
- Source and develop new low-income housing options
Develop “Virtual Village” to provide socialization opportunities for the elderly, or shut-ins
- Create a job-placement service
- Develop directory of local job openings
- Assist with resume review and interview practice
Free or reduced cost Medical & Behavioral Health & Wellness services
Pro Bono Medical, Dental & Vision programs
Pro bono Auditory Services
- Free or reduced cost professional services
Pro bono Legal Services
Pro bono tax and accounting Services
- Pre-retirement Financial Planning
- Fund ride-share expenses for Members who cannot drive
- Pro Bono Auto repairs program
- Subsidized Car Leasing program
- Automobile Warehousing