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Grants Overview

Grantmaking is the heart of what we do. For 40 years the Foundation and its donors have made grants to programs and institutions, both Jewish and in the community at large, locally and around the world. In 2017 the Foundation and its donors distributed $4.3 million in grants to nearly 1,000 organizations.

Our grantmaking activities include:

  • Grants from unrestricted community funds awarded through a rigorous application process.
  • Grants from donor advised funds made upon the recommendation of donors, after review by the Foundation. Donors may recommend support of a charity because they are familiar with its good work or because the funding opportunity was brought to their attention by the Foundation.
  • Grants from designated funds made to meet the charitable interests specified by donors at the time a fund is established.

We subscribe to the Guiding Principles for Connecticut Grantmakers.

For more on the Foundation's grantmaking activities:



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