Friends and Partners
GPM is grateful to the many friends and partners who make the work possible:
The GPM volunteer program operates in close partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). As the world's largest Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to rescue Jews in danger, bring relief to needy Jews, revitalize connections to Jewish identity and culture, and provide non-sectarian disaster relief and long-term development assistance worldwide. https://www.jdc.org/
GPM partners with JDC Entwine, JDC’s young adult platform, which recruits and places all GPM volunteers through the Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps. Entwine’s Global Jewish Service Corps sends young Jews around the world to directly engage with JDC’s global mission and actively fulfill the value of Jewish responsibility through placements in overseas Jewish communities, in Israel, and in countries where JDC is involved with humanitarian interventions. https://www.jdcentwine.org/
The Good People Fund provides financial support, guidance and mentoring to charitable activities and serve as a means for donors to reach many groups and individual needs and act as an instigator of good. The Good People Fund inspires people to do tikkun olam and tzedakah (to do the right thing by giving) responsibly and regularly. To expand these good works (ma’asim tovim), the Good People Fund also educates youth, adults, teachers, recipients and donors about the process and power of helping others. https://www.goodpeoplefund.org/
The Estelle Friedman Gervis Family Foundation
The foundation supports development initiatives for children in underserved communities around the world.
Sundara creates high-quality soaps, inspired by plants, flowers and herbs which have been used in traditional beauty rituals around the world for centuries. Proceeds of Sundara's wonderful 'Chai Tea' Soap fund GPM hygiene programs for children in the slums of India. https://www.sundarafund.org/
In India, GPM works closely with the JDC local office and staff to develop opportunities for GPM participants to engage and interact with the local Indian Jewish community and to bring local Indian Jewish youth to volunteer alongside GPM volunteers during their term of service in India.
GPM was chosen to participate in Repair the World's IJSL Technical Assistance Program which consists of group trainings, individualized coaching and consulting, and networking opportunities about program evaluation, participant recruitment and service with impact for organizations running Immersive Jewish service-learning (IJSL) programs. As part of this program, Jewish social media guru Debra Askanse donated her time to counsel GPM on social media strategy. https://werepair.org/
Doctors For You (DFY) is a pan India humanitarian organization with international presence and is working in various disaster hit zones since last 7 years.DFY focuses on providing medical care to the vulnerable communities during crisis and non-crisis situation, emergency medical aid to people affected by natural disaster, conflicts and epidemics. http://doctorsforyou.org/
Tzedek's vision is of a Jewish community actively involved in the reduction of extreme poverty. Tzedek educates the UK Jewish community through a uniquely Jewish lens, to reduce poverty worldwide. Tzedek actively invests in projects that increase the sustainable income of some of the poorest people in the world. https://tzedek.org.uk/
Jnana Prabodhini - Harali is an agricultural-educational complex spread over 60 acres of land in rural Maharashtra India. The complex promotes rural development, education, health services and village educational outreach programs. http://www.jpharali.org/
Righteous Crowd is a micro-giving platform that engages the Jewish community in supporting small, impactful not-for-profit organizations. https://www.righteouscrowd.org/
Choose Life is a group of Indian and Israeli professionals who share a strong commitment to the protection and promotion of life, community, health, educational development and environment.
Doctors for India Social Welfare Foundation is a registered social medical organization working for the lower socio-economic section of the society, headquartered in Navi-Mumbai. Formed in 2015 by young doctors, engineers and professionals, its aim is to provide quality public health interventions and affordable healthcare services.
OLAM is a partnership between the Alliance for Global Good, Pears Foundation, and Schusterman Family Foundation to strengthen Jewish volunteering and service learning, international development, and social justice advocacy. https://olamtogether.org/
TAKUM is dedicated to engaging deeply with the Jewish textual tradition—ancient and modern—seeking to develop thoughtful Jewish approaches to issues of social and environmental justice in our day. TAKUM seeks to advance a holistic approach to Jewish life and learning by weaving together study and service. http://atzum.org/projects/takum-social-justice-beit-midrash/
Army veterans straight after their service volunteer as a group with service initiatives in Israel, India, South America and Africa.
A global group of dental and development professionals who passionately promote oral health as an integral part of children’s well-being.
This vibrant Jewish social justice organization, guided by Torah values and dedicated to combating suffering and oppression, provides educational content for participants in our program. Uri L’tzedek has offered a weekly course--given via Skype from New York--to our program participants in Mumbai, on the issues of social justice and global responsibility from a Jewish perspective.
AGT Food and Ingredients is one of the largest suppliers of value-added pulses, staple foods and food ingredients in the world with over 2000 employees and actively exporting to over 120 countries.
Compassion UK is a leading children’s charity known Worldwide, with a relentless passion to empower every child left vulnerable by poverty. Our approach to fighting poverty is highly focused and personal. It’s summed up in three simple words: Compassion for children. For 66 years, we’ve been giving children the opportunity to escape the suffering and fear poverty brings.
FoodPanda India is an online food delivery service with a strong social conscious particularly focused on food security for vulnerable populations. FoodPanda India provides a fantastic online platform for households to easily order delicious meals from their favorite restaurants and delivered to their doorstep. FoodPanda India is growing exponentially throughout urban India - more than 100 cities - and GPM is grateful for their support in our Nutrition program for vulnerable children in the slums of India.
When Modern Trousseu’s proprietors heard about the plight of underprivileged children living in acute poverty in the slums of Mumbai, they immediately pledged their support in sustaining the education, health and nutrition of more than 300 children every month! “ We at Modern Trousseau provide beauty and style to mark a couple’s love and future together” remarked Callie Tein, “we are excited to be able to help hundreds of children start their lives with the tools and opportunities to change their futures and thrive!” GPM is grateful by Modern Trousseau ‘s commitment to social justice and wish them, as well, a bright future.
Set up in 2009, Adama India currently has more than have 34 centers across the length and breadth of India, bringing the latest innovative crop-yielding technologies from all over the world to the door step of the Indian farmer. The company is revolutionizing the way Indian farms produce crop yields which in turn greatly increases crop production resulting in an increase in nutrition and health for millions of people on a national level.
Wilfred J. Minkus Charitable Trust
Martha B. Leigh Charitable Fund
Kaminer Family Foundation
KIVUNIM succeeds in delivering an immersive and trans-formative gap year experience of serious academic study, focused international travel and cross-cultural dialogue. These take place within the context of impressive intellectual and aesthetic exploration and growth that develops and deepens students’ identity as engaged global citizens.
Nativ, USCJ's gap year program is dedicated to creating and inspiring the Conservative leaders of tomorrow.
For over 100 years, Young Judaea has brought together thousands of youth from across the U.S. and around the world – of every religious, cultural, and political persuasion for an immersive gap-year program.