100 Percent Charity

No Fundraiser Commissions or Administrative Costs


About the Yesod Yosef Fund

YY logo-uprigh-midtYesod Yosef was created in 2004 with goal of establishing a Tzedaka fund where 100% of donations made would go directly to poor families. There would be no fundraiser commissions, salaries or administration fees.  Every penny donated (other than what is lost in the withdrawal and exchange to shekalim) is distributed. Since its start B”H we have kept the above, all work was done by volunteers and all external expenses were covered by private donors.

Yesod Yosef tries to lessen the suffering of as many families and individuals as possible. In certain cases Yesod Yosef aims to bring individuals to the point where they no longer need to accept charity. Yesod Yosef tries distributing to worthy families that are often not affiliated with any set community or organizations and are therefore not receiving the assistance that others are.

There are many reasons why families can be poverty stricken in Eretz Yisroel. Certain cities such as Tzfas have a very limited job market. There might be health problems or other obstacles that prevent a person from working. It could be that they do work but their meager salary is not enough to pay the bills and food expenses of their large family.

Decisions regarding distributions and eligibility are made by a panel of three, allowing for debate and additional opinions. Yesod Yosef is an official non profit and all donations are tax deductible.

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If you are ever visiting Tzfat, let us know and one of our representatives will be happy to meet you and explain our programs in detail.


Yesod Yosef

Yesod Yosef Programs

Shabbos Distribution

Help provide food for poor families who can not afford even basic Shabbos meals.

Loan Gemach

Your donation constantly recycled to provide small interest free loans.

Holiday Help

Help needy families survive the additional Pesach and Sukot holiday expenses.

Mazel Tov Support

Removing Simchas stress; assisted coverage for births, bar mitzvos & weddings.

Chanuka Gift Drive

Give light to dozens of kids who would otherwise receive no Chanuka gifts.

Crisis Rescue

Monetary rescue during emergency situations and extreme circumstances.

Matanos Levyonim

Charity distributed on Purim day to needy families in Eretz Yisroel with your time zone.

Tuition Scholarships

Fund the monthly Torah education of a child from a struggling family.

Financial Recovery

Help individuals get to a point where they no longer require Tzedaka.



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Donate with your credit card securely through Paypal. There is no need for an actual Paypal account.


100% of Donations Distributed to the Needy


All Donations are Tax Deductible

Funds Distributed by Panel of Three


Poor of Eretz Yisroel

Prayers for Donors by Kivrei Tzadikim

Yesod Yosef News & Updates

Parshas Teruma – Matanos L’evyonim

Parshas Teruma – Matanos L’evyonim

Matanos L’evyonim Just like in previous years, whoever wants to give their Matanos L’evyonim to the poor of Eretz Yisroel please submit your donation and let us know what your location / time zone is and B”H we will do our best to have it distributed during Purim day,...
Parshas Mishpatim

Parshas Mishpatim

Weekly Yesod Yosef Summery B”H Yesod Yosef distributed Shabbos assistance to 16 poor families. One individual was assisted under the Crisis Rescue Program. One loan was granted by the Yesod Yosef Loan Gemach. Prayers by the Tzadikim Donors were prayed for by the...
Parshas Yisro

Parshas Yisro

Weekly Yesod Yosef Summery B”H Yesod Yosef distributed Shabbos assistance to 14 poor families. Help was given to purchase pairs of Tefillin for two Bar Mitzvah boys under the Mazal Tov Support Program. One individual was assisted under the Financial Recovery...
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