Tip Jar

Our weekly feature highlighting individuals and organizations doing great things

Tip Jar 004: Food Forward

“Food Forward was born out of the very simple idea that we need to create a bridge between the abundance of food we have and the people who need that food,” outreach and communications director, Laura Jellum tells us. Ten years on and the program has successfully diverted over sixty million pounds of fresh fruit … Continued

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Tip Jar 003: Skid Row Coffee

It’s no secret that California, and Los Angeles in particular, is in the midst of a housing crisis of colossal proportions. While there are many organizations devoted to helping relieve this issue, we like Skid Row Coffee in particular because they live their values by providing job training to the community they serve, and donating … Continued

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Tip Jar 002: Pawsitive Change

Photographer Shayan Asgharnia—whose work graces this issue’s cover (also shown above)—introduced us to Pawsitive Change, an organization he volunteered with that tasks incarcerated people in maximum security prisons with training shelter dogs in high-kill facilities. The program gives “both [dogs and the incarcerated] a second chance at life on the outside” says Zach Skow, Executive … Continued

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Tip Jar 001: Music Maker Relief Foundation

Welcome to the Tip Jar, our weekly shout out to a charity, non-profit, Patreon, Kickstarter, or other cause that we think is timely, relevant and deserving. This week’s Tip Jar: Music Maker Relief Foundation. When we think about the history of music in America, no one can discount the outsized impact that the musical traditions … Continued

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