Jewish FundS for Justice
This is a terrific organization that gives grants and technical assistance to grassroots organizations combating poverty in the U.S. I have been involved with their community investment program, which enables Jewish institutions and individuals to invest as little as $1,000 in loan funds that support community development in low-income areas.
American Jewish World Service
Supports sustainable development and women's empowerment in the developing world. Also the American Jewish community's main force working to end the genocide in Darfur. AJWS also has alternative spring-break and long-term skilled volunteer programs.
One of our Bar Mitzvah students recommends this site. Each time you go, you answer a vocabulary question (or choose another basic school knowledge area) and a correct answer triggers a donation of rice to the UN Food Program.
New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
A way for individuals and institutions to provide access to capital so that low-income individuals can build their assets and attain self-sufficiency
Epilogos is a New Hampshire-based volunteer project serving the people of San Jose Villanueva, El Salvador. It is rooted in the work of two area residents who had worked there in the Peace Corps, and returned thirty-five years later.