Humanity Forward x The $1K Project

What We Do
Humanity Forward Foundation  x The $1k Project  delivers $1,000 a month for 3 months to individuals and families who are financially impacted by the pandemic by connecting them with sponsor donations. 

Who We Are
We are committed to creating a bridge for US working families who lost income due to the pandemic. These families faced an immediate and unforeseen struggle to maintain stable housing, food, schooling, and medicine. With involvement from staff from the Humanity Forward Foundation, volunteers across the country have developed, operated and shared this effort.  

Your Contribution Directly Helps Families
When you donate to our campaign, your contribution flows directly to a family in need. Families are referred into the project through our trusted network, and we review each application individually. 

This meaningful impact reached more than $2,500,000 to 800 families in just five months, and their gratitude is inspiring. 

"I would like to thank you for your generous contribution during a difficult time for my family and I. This eases some stress and uncertainty for myself as a mother. No amount of thank yous can really express how grateful I am today. When you’re constantly hitting walls and dead ends, a gift like this is a dream. Now I feel like I can ease up a bit and enjoy some time NOT feeling anxious and overwhelmed because someone like you cared enough to help someone like me. I’ll be forever indebted to you!" -- Michelle in California 

The sponsored families come from 39 states, 13% are single parent households.  In all, we have supported 860 dependents in those families!

Matching Funds Double Your Impact! 
For a limited time, every $1 contributed to HFF x The $1K Project will be matched by the Humanity Forward Foundation. So, if you decide to donate $50, that will count as $100 towards the sponsorship of a family in need. 

Learn More 
For more about our work, please visit Humanity Forward or The $1K Project websites.  

Our work and team efforts have been covered in the New York Times, Forbes, Business Insider, GeekWire, and more. 

You can also hear more about our initiative on the GoFundMe Heroes Podcast

Family Thank You Notes 
This is just a small sample set of thank you notes from funded families:

"I am beyond humbled & so incredibly thankful for your support and kindness during these strange times. Thank you so incredibly much from my kids and especially myself. Wonderful to know there are people that care♡" 

"Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your day and blessing me at a time in need. You are amazing and if I can pay it forward in any way I will do so at a time like this I'm glad people come together. God bless you and stay safe!"

"Thank you so much. This such a blessing to my family and will allow me to keep providing and being the mom they need right now. This is helping me stress less and play more."

"Thank you for helping my family during a time of crisis. You have no idea how much you helped us. I am unable to work due to schools being closed and because of you, we will be just fine! I promise I will pay it forward one day when I can! You are an angel on Earth"

"The entire world is going through this virus pandemic and you took the time out of your busy life to help me and my son. I appreciate you more then you will ever know. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you."

"I want to thank you again from the bottom of my heart. The past few weeks have been very tough on my family but your generosity has lifted a tremendous weight off my shoulders. I feel like a can breathe again. I’ll keep you in my prayers always and I will never forget your kindness"

"This is unreal love and light your way I will do that and keep you posted. Thank you a million times!"

"I'm not sure who you are but I want to personally let you know that your act of giving this gift has sparked up hope, more faith, and just overall joy. This will help my family in so many ways such as being able to pay my light bill, car insurance, materials needed for my daughters art projects since were homeschooling , food and so much more that just before today I just needed to moment of stillness to take it all in, because of the waves of overwhelm. My prayers have been answered. You've given us much more then just financial help, with everything going on i try to be very mindful about the information I take in but there's no getting away from the reality especially in my case were this virus has directly impacted my family health in NY. Thank you for sparking light again, to know that people can act on love to a stranger, they will. Hard to see at times living in this city. Although we are physically disconnected. I never felt more connected. My family and I Thank you."

"For the past several months, I have been praying. Praying for a medical solution, praying for answers, praying that my family can survive financially, praying that I can put food on our table and praying that my business does not fail due to my lack of income. Then out of nowhere you came into my life. I can only believe that YOU are the answer to so many of my prayers! I now know that because of your generous donation, my family and my business will survive the next few months. There are truly no words to express the gratitude I have in my heart! Thank you for your giving heart and for helping my family through this storm!"


  • Anonymous
    • $150 
    • 3 yrs
  • Jarratt Applewhite
    • $300 
    • 3 yrs
  • Rebecca Crecelius
    • $5 
    • 3 yrs
  • Tim Brennan
    • $1,500 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

1k Project GFM9
New York, NY
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