The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has helped provide support for almost 1,000 units of affordable and supportive housing in 11 states for thousands of people including youth and veterans. The Soul Foundation’s expanded mission helps those in need of a warm, nutritious meal and now operates two JBJ Soul Kitchens in New Jersey.
It is the organization’s goal to recognize and maximize the human potential in those affected by hunger, poverty and homelessness by offering assistance in establishing programs that provide food and affordable housing while supporting social services and job training programs.
The Foundation started its work through the localized efforts of the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football Team and its celebrity owners (which included Jon Bon Jovi). The Foundation quickly expanded its work to have a national presence in it’s commitment to develop role models for our city on the individual level, corporate level, and community level by developing, promoting, and assisting in innovative and long-lasting solutions to rebuilding pride in one’s self and one’s community – one SOUL at a time.