Grants in Action

 Giving is Powerful

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.

The Foundation Granted $4.4 Million in 2020

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 1,096  grants totaling $4.4 million in 2020. 

These grants provided over $3.2 million to Jewish organizations in Greater Hartford, and over $1.1 million to national Jewish organizations, and to local, national and international secular organizations.

We  Invest Millions in Greater Hartford’s Vibrant Jewish Community

The Foundation granted $3 million in FY2020 to strengthen the local Jewish community; this 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 $829,000 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 nearly $1 million from about 500 donors to provide our community with humanitarian and financial relief from COVID-19.  We granted $829,000 from April 2020 – March 2021.

Foundation Grants Make an Impact 

In addition to granting $3 million in FY2020 to strengthen the local Jewish community, the Foundation awarded over $1.1 million to Jewish organizations and secular organizations, locally, nationally and around the world. This philanthropic effort includes giving racial justice grants for two nonprofit organizations in Greater Hartford.  

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 our community. We seek unique opportunities to invest in programs and services such as Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnect).