Our network of over 120 volunteers raises money to support projects that make their communities more vital. Bread for the Journey is founded on clear principles of grassroots, small-scale giving that make it easy to make a difference.

People Before Proposals

People are at the heart of generosity and philanthropy. Grant selection is based on personal interaction and trust, not paperwork.

Simple and Fun

Our chapters are run by volunteers from their living rooms or kitchens. They raise money in the way that feels right for them and when they have money, they give it away.


Bread for the Journey has the ability to respond quickly to people’s ideas because there’s not a long, drawn-out application process.


Since Bread for the Journey grants are small and strategic, a small amount can go farther. It’s not just for high rollers – anyone can make a difference.


People have the opportunity to give in their own community and see the results. It’s a perfect way to get to know the many people doing great things locally.


We trust our ability to recognize recipients who are energetic and insightful. We are inspired by their dreams. We trust them, follow them, and help them get what they need.


Bread for the Journey welcomes anyone and supports diverse causes. We believe it takes many ingredients and efforts to make a community whole.

Just as our logo represents, we feel there is a place at the table for everyone. At its heart, Bread for the Journey’s work is about inviting people to participate as an agent of change to make their local community more vital, healthy, beautiful, and just.