Good Samaritans don’t always just help people. Sometimes they aid animals too.
Such is the case with Point Loma resident Jessica Manning, founder and president of The JEM Project, a grant-making foundation supporting registered nonprofit 501c3 organizations. JEM has four focus areas of philanthropic funding: animal and child welfare, empowering women, and instigating environmental sustainability.
Through JEM, Manning has donated more than $610,000 in just three years to support animals and the people who love them through nonprofits like the San Diego Humane Society. This week, for Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28, The JEM Project matched up to $50,000 in gifts to provide shelter, lifesaving care, and second chances to San Diego homeless animals.