We need you to help us raise $60,000 so we can continue delivering a resounding “yes!” to all requesting a hand up.
HFLA’s success in providing aid for the community has strained our resources and we need your help, now, to continuing saying “yes!” Give generously today, and help us help our community.
Double Your Impact: $25,000 Match Gift from Camille and Sandy Kress
This means every dollar you contribute will be matched, doubling the impact of your donation and amplifying the ripple effect of your kindness.
We provide short-term financial support for members of the Austin Jewish community through interest-free loans that springboard you to your next step in life.
“I borrowed because I am a proud member of my community. Growing up in Austin, I have had many Jewish community members assist me in becoming the person I am today. I am proud to say that I have used their support through mentorship and HFLA to achieve my goals.”
“During the 2019 government shutdown, as a federal employee, the uncertainty of no pay for a month was incredibly stressful for my family. Relying on my salary for everything, I borrowed an interest-free loan from HFLA, lifting a huge financial burden and allowing me to focus on my job without money worries.”
“I borrowed money from HFLA because I needed help with closing costs on a home purchase. The process was seamless and the help was immeasurable. My gratitude to HFLA is ongoing.”
“It is not an exaggeration to say that the loan sustained the [bagel] business. There are a lot of predatory loans out there for small business owners that have high interest. HFLA allowed me to make the best decision for my business before I got desperate and considered something that I normally wouldn’t.”
Heidi & Robbie Kandalis
“It’s beautiful that the community is there to help when you are down,” she said. “HFLA has been there for us again and again to help and support us in so many ways. I’ve sent others in the community who are struggling through job loss or health issues to HFLA, it’s been a life saver.”
Ashley and Noah
“It was clear that HFLA was a different organization that actually wanted to help people. Following the first interview I sent in a business proposal, and within 3 weeks we had a $20,000 interest-free loan.”
“HFLA is absolutely great to work with. They are an incredible resource there for our community. The best part was that we didn’t need to feel bad about it, and we set up a payment plan to pay it back in under 2 years.”
“I borrowed from HFLA because I’m a single senior mom living on Social Security and sending my daughter through college. “I tell all who will listen about the life-affirming assistance I have received from HFLA.”
“Despite my circumstances, HFLA treated me with respect and patience, immediately. That was what was so astounding. I received a response the day after I filled out my application. After doing paperwork and a having an interview, my loan came right away.”