Give with Lasting Impact Through Our Family of Funds

Feed the hungry. Fight racial injustice. Support your synagogue. We can create a fund that supports your giving goals, maximizes your charitable impact and provides tax advantages*. To open a fund, please contact Kathryn Gonnerman, Vice President of Philanthropy, at kgonnerman@jcfhartford.org.

*This is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, tax, or financial advice. When considering tax planning strategies, you should always consult with your own legal and tax advisors.

 Community Action Funds

Support the long-term success of the local Jewish community. Our Trustees determine how to allocate these funds, ensuring our community will adapt for generations to come.

Donor Advised Funds

Enjoy a flexible, customized giving experience. You may receive a tax deduction. And, you can recommend grants to your favorite causes on your timeline.

Designated Funds

Ensure that your favorite nonprofits and causes receive consistent support so they can continue their missions, forever.

Legacy Funds

Create any of the funds above, for a future gift to the Jewish community through your will, trust or planned gift. Pass on your values and leave a lasting impact.

Scholarship Funds

Support promising students with limited resources. You can help them achieve their dreams and pursue meaningful opportunities.

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Our Family of Funds - At a Glance

To explore your giving options, please contact Kathryn Gonnerman, Vice President of Philanthropy, at kgonnerman@jcfhartford.org.

Type of Fund
Donor Advised Fund
Community Action (Unrestricted) Fund
Designated Endowment Fund
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Ideal for...
Individuals, families, businesses, small groups
Anyone who believes in the future of the Greater Hartford Jewish Community
Families, legacy givers, anyone who loves a particular cause or organization
Individuals, businesses, organizations who want to support students
Grantmaking
Donors recommend grants, can choose amounts and beneficiaries on your schedule
Grants go to priority and pressing needs in the community, as they change over time
Grants go to your favorite causes or organizations, every year, forever.
Grants to students for study and Israel travel, based on your specifications.
Benefits
Family philanthropy and philanthropic advisory services, administration
No matter how the community changes and grows, your fund will always support the most pressing needs
Support your favorite organizations forever, for their sustainability and success
Support young people and sustain the legacy of people or families
Minimum to Open
$10,000
$5,000
$5,000
$25,000
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Donor Advised Funds
Community Action Funds
Designated Funds
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Type of Fund
Donor Advised Fund
Community Action (Unrestricted) Fund
Designated Endowment Fund
Scholarship Endowment Fund
Ideal for...
Individuals, families, businesses, small groups
Anyone who believes in the future of the Greater Hartford Jewish Community
Families, legacy givers, anyone who loves a particular cause or organization
Individuals, businesses, organizations who want to support students
Donor Advised Funds
Grantmaking
Donors recommend grants, can choose amounts and beneficiaries on your schedule
Grants go to priority and pressing needs in the community, as they change over time
Grants go to your favorite causes or organizations, every year, forever.
Grants to students for study and Israel travel, based on your specifications.
Community Action Funds
Benefits
Family philanthropy and philanthropic advisory services, administration
No matter how the community changes and grows, your fund will always support the most pressing needs
Support your favorite organizations forever, for their sustainability and success
Support young people and sustain the legacy of people or families
Designated Funds
Minimum to Open
$10,000
$5,000
$5,000
$25,000
Scholarship Endowment Fund

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

Values in Action – Fundholders’ Impact

Helping People in Need

Helping People in Need

Grants from Donor Advised Fund holders are improving the quality of life for clients with limited finances at the Jewish Association for Community Living (JCL). "Gifts from the Foundation's generous...

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Music Empowers Neighborhood Children

Music Empowers Neighborhood Children

Donor Advised Fund holders are supporting Music Matters, a first of its kind program for underserved children in Hartford. Hosted the by Charter Oak Cultural Center’s Youth Institute, students in...

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Lillian Fund Inspires Giving and Action

Lillian Fund Inspires Giving and Action

Karen Binkhorst’s first gift to the Foundation’s Lillian Fund was in honor of her mother for Mother’s Day. “I made donations in my mother’s name for several years, but I wanted to be more involved...

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