The Karma Foundation
Established in 1996 to provide grants in support of organizations engaged in activities and programs in the areas of Arts & Culture, Autism, Education & Literacy, Health & Human Services and Development & Enrichment of Jewish Life
Matching Grant Success
The Karma Foundation offered to match all funds raised in 48 hours to repair and replace freezers at Elijah’s Promise. Below is the response following the successful match.
What’s one of the worst things that can happen when we are serving triple the usual number of meals during a heat wave? The freezer breaks.
The temperature outside is spiking, the lines for meals are getting longer, and we faced the likelihood of food spoiling. Unfortunately, we had to pay $3,600 for a new freezer compressor – and that’s only a temporary fix. We needed three new freezers to meet out storage needs, and that costs $12,500.
We are beyond grateful for the Karma Foundation for their incredible generosity which allowed us to get three new freezers and repair our broken walk-in freezer. Elijah’s Promise went from serving 6,996 meals in June of 2019 to serving 17,338 in June of 2020. The new freezers were essential to meeting our demand. Six months ago we never thought we would be serving over 17,000 meals at the Community Soup Kitchen in one month. We could never imagined the need we are seeing every single day at our doors. So many new faces and so many broken hearts. But it is here and we are meeting the demand because supporters like the Karma Foundation are standing with us to make our work possible.
Covid-19 Emergency Funding
The Karma Foundation has focused on COVID-19 emergency funding over the last few months. Below is a list of organizations we have funded and link to the work they do.
Food and Social Services
Actor’s Fund of America
America’s Grow a Row
American Friends of Leket Israel
American Jewish World Service
Anshe Emeth Community Develpoment Corp.
Arm in Arm
Bentley Community Services
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Children’s Specialized Hospital
Community Foodbank of NJ
Community Foundation of NJ
Feeding Middlesex County
Feeding South Florida
Mercer Street Friends
Middlesex County College Foundation
Princeton Area Community Foundation
Rescue Mission of Trenton
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation
Southern Ocean County Community Foundation
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
Village for Vets
Irish Repertory Theatre
Paper Mill Playhouse
State Theatre of NJ
Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center
The Karma Foundation funds organizations that work to provide food to people in need around the world.
Growing Power – Milwaukee
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Read more.
Leket Israel is Israel’s national food bank and major food rescue organization. With the support of 50,000 volunteers, Leket provides 180 agencies working with the needy with other 25 million lbs of healthy food a year rescued from destruction from 1,000 food producers. Read more.
Community Foodbank of New Jersey
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey fights hunger and poverty in New Jersey by distributing 40 million pounds of food and groceries annually through its own programs and through its 1,100 member charities, including soup kitchens, food pantries, and homeless shelters. Read more.
Meals on Wheels of Trenton & Ewing
Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing, Inc. (MOWTE) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization founded in 1973 to address the serious issue of senior malnutrition in the Trenton community. From the beginning, Meals on Wheels of Trenton/Ewing has been committed to serving the homebound senior and disabled, those who cannot cook or shop for themselves. Read more.