JON BON JOVI SOUL FOUNDATION

Philadelphia, PA   |  www.jbjsf.org

Mission

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation's mission is to break the cycle of hunger, poverty and homelessness through developing partnerships, creating programs and providing grant funding to support innovative community benefit organizations. It is the organization’s goal to recognize and maximize the human potential in those affected by hunger, poverty and homelessness by offering assistance in establishing programs that provide food and affordable housing while supporting social services and job training programs.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Heather Goldfarb

Main address

1600 Market Street Suite 2600

Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA

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Formerly known as

Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation

EIN

20-5036346

NTEE code info

Named Trusts/Foundations N.E.C. (T90)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Since 2006, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has worked to break the cycle of hunger, poverty and homelessness through developing partnerships, creating programs and providing grant funding to support innovative community benefit organizations. It is the organization’s goal to recognize and maximize the human potential in those affected by hunger, poverty and homelessness by offering assistance in establishing programs that provide food and affordable housing while supporting social services and job training programs.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

JBJ Soul Kitchen Red Bank

JBJ Soul Kitchen is a non-profit community restaurant with a social mission to enrich and empower lives through food, advocacy, and community. Unlike pay what you want community restaurant models, the JBJ Soul Kitchen is a Pay It Forward community restaurant where dignity and respect are always on the menu. Paying guests donate a minimum of $20 for a three-course meal, which goes toward meals for guests in need. Guests unable to pay are invited to enjoy a meal and learn how volunteering at the restaurant can help support their individual and family needs—from access to available resources in the community through our partner network to tasty meals in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Population(s) Served

JBJ Soul Kitchen is a non-profit community restaurant with a social mission to enrich and empower lives through food, advocacy, and community created to address the issue of food insecurity after Superstorm Sandy. Unlike pay what you want community restaurant models, the JBJ Soul Kitchen is a Pay It Forward community restaurant where dignity and respect are always on the menu. Paying guests donate a minimum of $20 for a three-course meal, which goes toward meals for guests in need. Guests unable to pay are invited to enjoy a meal and learn how volunteering at the restaurant can help support their individual and family needs—from access to available resources in the community through our partner network to tasty meals in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Population(s) Served

JBJ Soul Kitchen Rutgers University Newark opened to address the issue of food insecurity on college campuses.

Population(s) Served

The JBJ Soul Kitchen Food Bank's mission is to be a local, responsive food bank for the communities of the east end from Southampton to Montauk on a weekly basis. The Food Bank provides high quality food at no charge to 7 local pantries who experienced an unprecedented increase in need during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The JBJ Soul Foundation is aiming to end homelessness by providing grants and creating partnerships with organizations creating emergency shelters and affordable housing while also providing supportive services to help end the cycle. Our program, JBJ Soul Kitchen, aims to decrease food insecurity and increase hunger awareness in our surrounding communities.

Our strategy is to create partnerships with local organizations working to end both homelessness and hunger. We have also created several programs that immediately address the issue of food insecurity - JBJ Soul Kitchen and JBJ Soul Kitchen Food Bank. We know that not one organization can do it alone, but by working together we can create change.

The JBJ Soul Kitchen is a non-profit community restaurant that serves an in-need and paying customer. With two locations in New Jersey (Red Bank and Toms River) we are creating change directly in our communities. In 2020, a third location opened to address the issue of hunger on college campuses - JBJ Soul Kitchen Rutgers Newark University. Then in the Spring of 2020, as a direct response to the COVID-19 epidemic, we opened the JBJ Soul Kitchen Food Bank East End on Long Island to help food pantries meet the increased demand that they faced.

Since 2006, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has helped provide support for over 700 units of affordable and supportive housing in 11 states and Washington D.C., for thousands of people including youth and veterans. JBJ Soul Kitchen (a program of the JBJ Soul Foundation) is a non-profit community restaurant with a social mission to enrich and empower lives through food, advocacy, and community. JBJ Soul Kitchens combined have served over 100,000 meals while keeping our goal of 50% of our diners being in need. We opened the first JBJ Soul Kitchen on a college campus at Rutgers Newark University and created an innovative solution to the shortage food pantries on the East End of Long Island were facing by opening the JBJ Soul Kitchen Food Bank. We continue to stay true to our mission of finding ways to help those in need...one SOUL at a time.

Financials

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Operations

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JON BON JOVI SOUL FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 7/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jon Bon Jovi

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Mimi Box

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Craig Spencer

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Leo Carlin

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Steve Perna

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Paul Korzilius

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Mary Scullion

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Sara Peters

Heather Goldfarb

Jon Bongiovi

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No