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
"The LIFE & LEGACY program provided us a perfect opportunity to make the Jewish community in Greater Hartford stronger in the future by providing specific bequests in our wills to...
Peter, Jacob, Elysa, Amelia & Nathan Graber-Lipperman By Elysa Graber-Lipperman On a beautiful fall day while Peter and I were driving in Massachusetts, I spotted an incredible sight on the side...
Why is the Jewish community of Greater Hartford so special to you? I grew up in a small suburb of Trenton, NJ. Our family was the only Jewish family for miles around, and I was the only Jewish...