The Jewish Foundation is Your Partner in Planning

The Jewish Foundation is your trusted and expert resource for charitable gift planning and endowments, and serves as your partner and resource for synagogues, local Jewish agencies, professional advisors and donors.

Our Mission 

The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, Inc. promotes philanthropy with a variety of donors and community organizations to achieve charitable goals and increase current and future support for a vibrant and secure Jewish community. We do so by providing expert endowment management services and philanthropic advice and education to donors, professional advisors, and organizations. The Jewish Foundation is a supporting organization of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, partnering with the Federation to enrich Jewish life, support Israel, and help all people in need.

Our Vision

The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven is the permanent charitable endowment for our community. We are the growth strategy for our community and the key to long-term sustainability for our local agencies and synagogues. We grow resources to help build the future and ensure the community’s lasting strength.



Types of Funds

Professional Advisors

Ways to Give

Smart Philanthropy

In 2023, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven distributed

to charitable organizations

Ways to Give

Whether it’s supporting your synagogue, feeding those who are food insecure, helping those who are experiencing houselessness, supporting Israel, or any other cause you believe in, we can help you establish a fund tailored to your philanthropic goals. We will help you amplify your charitable impact, maximize tax advantages, and fulfill your philanthropic vision.

News and Events

2024 Tax Seminar

Click here to RSVP now! ➞2024 TAX & FINANCIAL PLANNING TUNE-UP: STAY AHEAD OF THE CHANGES 📅 Friday, June 14 at 8:30 AM📍 JCC of Greater New Haven360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 The coming year looks to be extremely interesting for tax and financial...

Crisis in Israel

CRISIS IN ISRAELIn response to the devastating Hamas attacks in Israel, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven is providing a list of philanthropic ideas to consider for support. We will update this list as the situation evolves. Please Note: there are many other...

Alchemy of Gender

DATE: June 6, 7:30pm Where: Yale’s Schwarzman Center – 168 Grove Street  The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven: Celebrating the Arts and Humanity The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven is proud to partner with local organizations to support and sponsor...


RSVP TODAY! DATE: Tuesday, June 4, 2024TIME: 2:00PM - 3:30PMLOCATION: Solarium at Tower LaneADDRESS: 18 Tower LaneNew Haven, Connecticut 06519 Join students from SCHA and residents from the Towers to support the new Towers Accessible Garden, take a tour of newly...

Create a Jewish Legacy Annual Celebration

Click here to RSVP now! ➞The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven Invites you to attend theCreate a Jewish LegacyAnnual CelebrationFeaturing keynote speaker Rabbi Daniel Cohen, author of the book “What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone? Creating a Life of...

2024 First Quarter Newsletter

RESTORING HISTORY: THE FORGOTTEN JEWISH CEMETERYSiol Rosenkranz was committed to preserving the heritage of an abandoned Jewish cemetery nestled in central Poland, in the small town of Krośniewice. From the moment this sacred ground was revitalized in 2014 until Sol’s...

We Were There: Surviving the Holocaust in Shanghai

The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven is proud to sponsor this incredible event

Donate Today

Donate to an existing endowment fund and/or choose to give a gift in honor or in memory of someone dear to you. You can donate to any fund within the Foundation. You will be asked for your gift amount, and you may choose to provide tribute or memorial information. A special acknowledgment card will be sent for such contributions. Click below to learn more.

Create A Jewish Legacy

Create a Jewish Legacy is a collaborative endowment program that benefits the Jewish agencies and synagogues of New Haven. This program is funded by the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation of Western Massachusetts. It is designed to enable donors to fulfill their philanthropic goals while strengthening New Haven’s Jewish community, both presently and in the future. Create a Jewish Legacy will help sustain vital programs, services, and institutions that assist the vulnerable and advance Jewish life in New Haven, Israel, and around the world.