The Human Fund
"The Human Fund" is a fake charity used by George Costanza. After getting a similar gift from his friend Tim Whatley, George gives out cards to his co-workers stating that a donation had been made to a charity called "The Human Fund", with the slogan, "Money For People".
George: Hey, check this out. I gotta give out Christmas presents to everyone down at Kruger, so I'm pulling a Whatley. (Gives a Christmas card to Jerry)
Jerry: (Reading it) "A donation has been made in your name to the Human Fund." - What is that?
George: (With pride) Made it up.
Jerry: (Continuing reading) "The Human Fund. Money for people."
George: What do you think?
Jerry: It has a certain understated stupidity.
It was such a good scam that George's boss, Mr. Kruger gave George a company check for $20,000 to "The Human Fund". Later, the accounting department informed Kruger the charity doesn't exist, causing a chain of events that sees George to invite Kruger to his father's Festivus celebration.
Origin of the "Human Fund"
Seinfeld writer Jeff Schafer has said that the invention of the Human Fund was based on real life events. “Every year we would get a Christmas card from Castle Rock,” Schafer reported. Apparently, Castle Rock’s card also had the phrase, “A donation was made in your name…” Schafer actually used this phrase as the stimulus to write the Human Fund gag into “The Strike”. (From Festivus! The Book)
Downloadable and Printable Human Fund Cards (PDF)
Unlike a "Human Fund gift" we are giving you something fun and useful. Downloadable Human Fund cards!
Each download is a PDF of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of 10 cards. Just print them out on Avery Business Card perforated stock or plain card stock. Trim them up, give them out, and your holiday shopping is done. (No need to go doll shopping for your son!)