Our Services for Donors

If you want flexible giving options, personal attention and a meaningful partnership with knowledgeable philanthropic experts, the Foundation is the ideal choice.

Jewish Expertise

Our staff members have a combined 70 years of knowledge and expertise of Greater Hartford’s vibrant Jewish community.  We are ready to serve you.

Investment in the Local Community

We assist Jewish entities in establishing and sustaining endowments. We invest our fees back into Greater Hartford’s Jewish community through grants, free consulting services and community-building programs that strengthen organizations.

Investment Philosophy

We manage your charitable funds for long-term growth with minimal risk, so your investments can support grant making today and in the future.

Customized Giving Plans

We customize your charitable giving plan based on your values, vision and goals. We ensure your investment supports the organizations and causes you care most about for generations.

Research

No matter where you are on your path to strategic charitable giving, we are here to help. Our staff offers research and suggestions for the organizations that best fit your goals.

Site Visits

We arrange visits to local organizations for you and your family to see your impact in action. We are proud to share with you our vibrant community and opportunities to make a difference.

Personal Giving Advice from Professionals Who Care 

We offer choices and flexibility to maximize your giving impact. Explore your moments of giving with us. We’ll create a fund that supports your precious moments.

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