Our Mission

Since 2006, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has worked to break the cycle of hunger, poverty and homelessness through developing partnerships, creating programs and providing grant funding to support innovative community benefit organizations.

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.

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JBJ Soul Kitchen seeks to provide healthy, locally-sourced food in a warm and welcoming restaurant setting to an in-need and paying customer to address the issues of food insecurity. We empower individuals by providing resources and volunteer opportunities. We encourage our paying customers to effect change by ‘paying it forward’ to cover the cost of the in-need customers. We promise to treat all of our customers with dignity and respect while uniting communities and forming healthy and lasting relationships through food.

This website currently includes archived news items documenting the work we’ve done since the Foundation’s launch as the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation in October 2006. The site will be updated as we continue to make a difference in the City of Brotherly Love and beyond… and ask you to join us in changing lives, one SOUL at a time.

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1600 Market Street
Suite 2600
Philadelphia, PA 19103

PLEASE NOTE: JBJ Soul Foundation is not liable for any personal mail sent to the office for one of our Board Members. Any mail or packages received that do not involve our mission will not be accepted or returned