Give with Lasting Impact Through Our Family of Funds

Feed the hungry. Fight racial injustice. Support your synagogue. We can create a fund that supports your giving goals, maximizes your charitable impact and provides tax advantages*. To open a fund, please contact Kathryn Gonnerman, Vice President of Philanthropy, at kgonnerman@jcfhartford.org.

*This is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, tax, or financial advice. When considering tax planning strategies, you should always consult with your own legal and tax advisors.

 Community Action Funds

Support the long-term success of the local Jewish community. Our Trustees determine how to allocate these funds, ensuring our community will adapt for generations to come.

Donor Advised Funds

Enjoy a flexible, customized giving experience. You may receive a tax deduction. And, you can recommend grants to your favorite causes on your timeline.

Designated Funds

Ensure that your favorite nonprofits and causes receive consistent support so they can continue their missions, forever.

Legacy Funds

Create any of the funds above, for a future gift to the Jewish community through your will, trust or planned gift. Pass on your values and leave a lasting impact.

Scholarship Funds

Support promising students with limited resources. You can help them achieve their dreams and pursue meaningful opportunities.

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Funds At A Glance

Type Of Fund
Donor Advised Fund
Community Action (Unrestricted) Fund
Designated Endowment Fund
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Ideal For
Individuals, families, businesses, small groups
Anyone who believes in the future of the Greater Hartford Jewish Community
Families, legacy givers, anyone who loves a particular cause or organization
Individuals, businesses, organizations who want to support students
Grantmaking
Donors recommend grants, can choose amounts and beneficiaries on your schedule
Grants go to priority and pressing needs in the community, as they change over time
Grants go to your favorite causes or organizations every year, forever
Grants to students for study and Israel travel, based on your specifications
Benefits
Family philanthropy and philanthropic advisory services, administration
No matter how the community changes or grows, your fund will always support the most pressing needs
Support your favorite organizations in perpetuity, for their sustainability and success
Support young people and sustain the legacy of people or families
Minimum to Open
$10,000
$5,000
$5,000
$25,000
Ideal For
Donor Advised Fund
Individuals, families, businesses, small groups
Community Action (Unrestricted) Fund
Anyone who believes in the future of the Greater Hartford Jewish Community
Designated Endowment Fund
Families, legacy givers, anyone who loves a particular cause or organization
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Individuals, businesses, organizations who want to support students
Grantmaking
Donor Advised Fund
Donors recommend grants, can choose amounts and beneficiaries on your schedule
Community Action (Unrestricted) Fund
Grants go to priority and pressing needs in the community, as they change over time
Designated Endowment Fund
Grants go to your favorite causes or organizations every year, forever
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Grants to students for study and Israel travel, based on your specifications
Benefits
Donor Advised Fund
Family philanthropy and philanthropic advisory services, administration
Community Action (Unrestricted) Fund
No matter how the community changes or grows, your fund will always support the most pressing needs
Designated Endowment Fund
Support your favorite organizations in perpetuity, for their sustainability and success
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Support young people and sustain the legacy of people or families
Minimum to Open
Donor Advised Fund
$10,000
Community Action (Unrestricted) Fund
$5,000
Designated Endowment Fund
$5,000
Scholarship Endowment Fund
$25,000

For more information, please email Kathryn Gonnerman:
kgonnerman@jcfhartford.org  | 413-475-0415

Values in Action – Fundholders’ Impact

Giving with Lasting Impact – JCF Hartford’s Family of Funds