Grants in Action

 Giving is Powerful

We believe each individual can make a difference and together we can build a better 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.

The Foundation Granted $4.5 Million in FY’22

Donors empower our community and our world to remain vibrant — today and forever. We are proud to steward their funds. Their support and partnership allowed us to award 1,142 grants totaling $4.5 million in FY’22. 

These grants provided over $3.3 million to local Jewish organizations, and $1 million to national Jewish organizations, as well as to local, national and international secular organizations.

We Invest Millions in Greater Hartford’s Vibrant Jewish Community

The Foundation’s grants to the local Jewish community includes over $1 million to the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. We invest in unique programs and services that might not be possible without the Foundation’s support.

We Granted Nearly $1 million for COVID Relief

When the pandemic hit, the Foundation and Jewish Federation established the Jewish Hartford Rapid Relief and Recovery Fund. With a corps of volunteers, we raised and granted  nearly $1 million from about 500 donors to provide our community with humanitarian and financial relief from COVID-19.  

Foundation Grants Provide Relief for Ukrainian Refugees 

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted an outpouring of generosity from our Trustees and Donor Advised Fund holders. Trustees granted $75,000 from Board-directed Funds to provide food, medication and humanitarian needs to people caught and escaping violence in war-torn Ukraine. Donor Advised Fund holders recommended grants totaling $216,000 to support nonprofit relief efforts including World Central Kitchen (WCK), which served over 100 million chef-prepared meals to Ukrainian refugees in more than 230 cities and towns. (photo from WCK)


We Help Realize Donors’ Charitable Wishes  

The Foundation supports a community of generous, thoughtful donors. Their grants inspire us and will inspire you. 

Organizations Succeed with Community Action Grants

Our board-directed community grants support the long-term vitality of community organizations such as Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect).

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