Lillian Fund Supports
Women and Children
Launched in 1999, the Lillian Fund is a giving circle of women who share a powerful vision: a world in which all women and children have equal opportunity for professional and personal achievement. They support this vision by funding children’s arts and education programs, domestic violence services, mental health counseling and job training, to name a few. Members view philanthropy through a lens of Jewish values anf gender equality, while expanding their impact and deepening their understanding of the community.
The Lillian Fund honors the accomplishments of Lillian D. Wald, z”l, a Jewish woman and a founding member of the NAACP, who dedicated her life’s work to advocating for women’s issues, child welfare reform, public health issues and world peace.
Recents grants from the Lillian Fund support numerous nonprofits in Greater Hartford and in Israel.
Gifts to the Lilian Fund of all sizes are appreciated. With an annual gift of $100 or more, you are eligible to vote on the annual Lillian Fund project. You may also transfer your vote to another woman in your life, such as your mother, sister or daughter.
Lillian Fund Issues New Grant
The Lillian Fund awarded a $10,000 grant in June 2021 to Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain. The grant supports the Klingberg Children’s Adovacy Center, which helps children and youth who have experienced abuse. Read the press release here.
The Lillian Fund’s 2020 grants to Interval House and Prudence Crandall Center helped women gain financial independence to lead self-sufficient lives free from domestic violence and secure safe, affordable, long-term homes. Read more about the Lillian Fund in the Hartford Courant.
This Mother’s Day, Women & Girls NEED US
Honor the woman or girl you love while helping women and children in need with a $100 gift to the Lillian Fund. The power of collective philanthropy is growing. Women dominate giving circle membership at 70%*, and women-only giving circles prioritize their funding to women and girls**. Join us and be part of this movement!
*Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; **The Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls
Our Non-Profit Partners
Prudence Crandall Center, Interval House, Foodshare
The Village for Families and Children, Charter Oak Cultural Center
Jonathan’s Dream, Aurora Women and Girls Foundation, CRT Women’s Empowerment Center
Prudence Crandall Center, Interval House, Charter Oak Cultural Center
Jerusalem Hills Therapeutic Centers, Tenufa Bakila, UCONN Hillel
Solomon Schechter Day School, The Good People Fund, Jewish Family Services
Sarah Herzog Children’s Center, Girls Town Jerusalem, JTConnect, Maslan
Center for Women’s Justice, The Jerusalem Foundation, HaEmek Medical Center
Unistream, Keren Or Club