Explore the Benefits of a Fund  

Creating a fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford has many benefits for you, your family, and the community. Here are just a few benefits when you partner with us:

Support Your
Favorite Charity

Help agencies, synagogues and other charities that have touched your life. Establish an endowment that will help them now and for generations to come with a Designated Fund. 

Begin a Family
Tradition of Philanthropy

 Involve your children and grandchildren in giving. Work as a family to support causes that matter most through a Donor Advised Fund. 

 Honor a
Special Person

Recognize milestones and support the Jewish community with a charitable fund whatever the occasion – birthday, Jewish holiday, wedding, or memorial – through a Designated Fund.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Gonnerman,
VP of Philanthropy
: kgonnerman@jcfhartford.org | 860 -727- 6193  

Help Students Pursue their Education Dreams

Support talented, promising scholars who have the academic potential for success – but limited financial resources – with a Scholarship Fund.

Meet Emerging
Community Needs

Enable the Foundation to respond to urgent local needs and promising opportunities with a Community Action (Unrestricted) Fund.

Make Your Charitable
Giving Easy

We handle the record keeping, provide you with reporting and distributions to nonprofits you want to support. Enjoy online access to your fund and funding opportunities.

Every fund starts with personal inspiration. 

We steward  $152 million in assets comprised of 1,400 funds.* 

  Foundation funds provide immediate and long-term financial support to help vital community initiatives.  *As of 1/31/2021

Values in Action – Fundholders’ Impact

Exploring Philanthropy through a Family Fund

Exploring Philanthropy through a Family Fund

We engage families to explore their shared values and charitable interests. We helped Richard and Cyral Sheldon establish the Sheldon Family Advised Fund. Richard and Cyral’s children, Scott, Sloane and Stacy, share their experiences in selecting charities and making annual grants from their family fund.

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Family Philanthropy During the Pandemic

Family Philanthropy During the Pandemic

When the world seems chaotic, Sean White finds solace by looking at a photo of his grandmother making matzah balls. This is Sean’s most treasured memory of Miriam Toubman. More than 30 years ago, the Toubmans began a tradition of family philanthropy to honor their father and grandfather, William, who passed away at age 52.

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Expanding Behavioral Health Options at Hebrew Senior Care

Expanding Behavioral Health Options at Hebrew Senior Care

The Foundation joined with many of our community’s major donors to assist Hebrew Senior Care (HSC) with its impressive plan to transform its business model from an acute care ward to an expanded Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). The expansion has doubled HSC’s capacity to...

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