Grantmaking is at the heart of what we do. For nearly 50 years, the Foundation and our donors have made grants to programs and charitable institutions, both Jewish and in the community at large, in Greater Hartford, in the U.S., and around the world.
Grants in Action
We believe in the power of every individual to make a difference and that together we can change the world. When you open a fund with us, you join a community of generous, thoughtful donors. You strengthen the local Jewish community while creating a ripple effect for Tikkun Olam.
Apply for a Grant
The Foundation accepts grant proposals on a rolling basis. They are reviewed by Foundation staff and a Grants Committee comprised of volunteer community members, and approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Grants at Work
The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford has a responsibility to invest its community grant dollars in the long-term strength and vitality of our community. Grants should support strategic programs and services that address a clear need in the Greater Hartford Jewish community.
Israel Experience Scholarships
We call it an immersive Israel travel experience. Teens call it a “life-changing experience.” The Foundation’s Israel Experience scholarships provide financial assistance for immersive programs in Israel to help teens explore their Jewish identity.
The Foundation offers college scholarships that are made possible by generous donors who establish funds here. Donors define their scholarship funds differently, but all share a similar goal: to encourage students to follow their dreams by pursuing education at an institution of higher learning.
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Values in Action – Fundholders’ Impact
Foundation Trustee Bob Yass and his wife, Mary-Jane Eisen, have channeled their ongoing commitment to human rights and social justice into a new endowment fund specifically designed for this...
As a renowned artist and art therapist, Beth Goldberg knows that engaging people in painting and reflecting on their emotions promotes healing and stimulates hope for people – even in dark times....
Richard and Lea Rubenstein, like so many people, are deeply concerned about the state of current affairs, and are especially heartbroken about Russia’s recent invasion of the Ukraine. In addition to...