About People Helping People

People Helping People, Inc. is a voluntary organization of faculty and staff at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Founded in 1973, People Helping People provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in western Volusia County assisting groups of people in need.

Generally, we aim to assist organizations working with low-income persons. The grants awarded are to provide funds to start new programs, to assist existing organizations with financial emergencies, or to provide for special financial needs not covered by regular budgets. People Helping People does not give funds to individuals.


Since its founding, People Helping People has awarded over $219,000 in grants to various nonprofit groups in our community. The list of grant recipients in recent years includes the Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, Arc of Volusia, Duvall Homes, Students Reach-Out, Little House Next Door, Hatters Helping Hatters, Community Garden, and the Interfaith Kitchen.

2022-2023 Officers and Executive Board

The 2022-2023 Officers of People Helping People are the following: Colin Hilton-MacFarlane, President; Kimberly Reiter, Vice-President/Secretary; K.C. Ma, Treasurer.

2022-2023 Executive Board Directors: Jane Bradford, Mitchell Reddish, Rajni Shankar-Brown, Lori Snook.