Hands on Tzedakah

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Hands On Tzedakah
FoundedJune 9, 2003; 16 years ago (2003-06-09)[1]
Legal status501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
HeadquartersBoca Raton, Florida, United States
Coordinates80°08′44″S 26°24′32″E / 80.1454906°S 26.4088328°E / -80.1454906; 26.4088328Coordinates: 80°08′44″S 26°24′32″E / 80.1454906°S 26.4088328°E / -80.1454906; 26.4088328
Ronald Gallatin[2]
Revenue (FYE 2017)
Expenses (FYE 2017)$1,187,228[2]
Employees (FYE 2017)
Volunteers (FYE 2017)

Hands On Tzedakah is a 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded in 2003,[1] the organization provides funding for various social service programs in the United States, Israel, and other countries.


As of June 30, 2018, Hands On Tzedakah (“HOT”) had raised and distributed over $16,000,000[3] to support more than 100 projects in the United States, in Israel, and in other parts of the world.

HOT's primary focus is to support essential safety-net programs addressing hunger, poverty, health care and disaster relief.[4] HOT assists programs providing support to the economically disadvantaged, disabled, elderly, and victims of abuse and terrorism. HOT also provides scholarship support to students in need.[5]

HOT connects the donors with the recipients and facilitates communication between the donors and the projects. In addition, HOT listens to the donor, seeking out new initiatives that are important to him/her. Whenever possible, donor dollars are leveraged through matching funds from other donors and organizations.

The initial criteria for funding requires that the project or need meet the parameters of the mission statement. If a program meets these parameters then prior to any substantial program funding, HOT engages in a "Hands On" process by researching the program and obtaining and reviewing information on budgets and other financial information, including tax returns and accounting reports. Also, there is a belief that utilizing volunteers is essential.

In cases where funds are distributed to individual intermediaries who have developed programs that meet the criteria, HOT insists upon an ongoing interaction with regular financial and operating reports to Hands On Tzedakah so that there is satisfaction that the funds allocated to them are used as intended.


  1. ^ a b "Hands On Tzedakah, Inc." Division of Corporations. Florida Department of State. Accessed December 20, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". Hands On Tzedakah, Inc. Guidestar. June 30, 2017.
  3. ^ IRS Form 990, Schedule A, Part II, Page 2
  4. ^ Haase, Linda (May 21, 2008). "Caridad Center plans campaign to raise money". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 2008-12-14.
  5. ^ "George Snow Scholarship Winners". American Association of Caregiving Youth. June 1, 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-14.

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