EIN 04-6685725

Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF)

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The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is a leader in creating and supporting innovative opportunities for Jewish engagement in Western Massachusetts and beyond.
Also known as...
Grinspoon Harold Et Al Ttee
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Program areas at HGF

The pj library (pj for pajamas), in partnership with local communities provides families with high-quality children's books, music, and other resources that foster jewish learning and create a gateway for deeper engagement in jewish life. Pj library serves 172,265 families in 186 communities in The us and canada, and thousands of other families around The world. Pj library awarded over 200 grants to partnering organizations in The u.s. and canada and over 1,500 camp grants to children of pj library families to attend jewish summer camp.
Life & legacy assists communities across north america, through partnerships with jewish federations and foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments that will provide financial stability to jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations, and other jewish entities. Through training, support and monetary incentives, this partnership program motivates jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors, and integrate legacy giving into The philanthropic culture of The jewish community. This was formerly reported as part of The hgf awards program.
The jcamp180 provides mentoring services and challenge grants to nonprofit jewish overnight camps and other organizations. Jcamp180 focuses on strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, and overall capacity building.
The hgf awards grants directly to individuals and organizations supporting initiatives locally, nationally, and in israel. These programs range from small individual campership to national organizational grants. Additionally, hgf provides funding and resources for philanthropic teen programs, cultural and art initiatives, and professional development and resource materials for educators.
Voices & visions pairs quotes and images to offer a new and dynamic vision to engage The jewish people in conversations regarding their own identities.

Grants made by HGF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Union for Reform JudaismLife & Legacy Grants, Jcamp Grants$816,850
JCC Greater BostonPJL Grants$320,175
Jewish Federation of Greater PittsburghLife & Legacy Grants, PJL Grants$247,815
...and 201 more grants made totalling $8,488,059

Who funds Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Marcus FoundationTo Support the Exempt Purpose of the Recipient Organization$1,000,000
Koum Family FoundationGeneral Charity$570,000
Klaff Family FoundationGeneral$500,000
...and 82 more grants received totalling $7,235,518

Personnel at HGF

Adrian DionChief Operating Officer$282,008
Patrick GerykChief Financial Officer$177,795
Eric JordanChief Information Officer$269,591
Alexander ZablotskyManaging Director of PJ Library / Director of Operation , PJ Library$215,235
Arlene SchiffNational Director , Life and Legacy / Director Life and Legacy$178,729
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for HGF

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$11,853,835
Program services$7,267,479
Investment income and dividends$12,084,428
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$164,500,428
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,518,966
Total revenues$197,225,136

Form 990s for HGF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-15990View PDF
2021-062022-05-16990View PDF
2020-082021-07-14990View PDF
2019-082021-01-21990View PDF
2018-082019-10-04990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
February 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 35 new grant, including a grant for $1,000,000 from Marcus Foundation
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 13 new grant, including a grant for $250,000 from Micah Philanthropies
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 64 new grant, including a grant for $5,000,000 from Donors Trust
July 20, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 11, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 12 new vendors, including , , , , , , , , , , , and
Nonprofit Types
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JewishReligiousOperates internationallyNational levelEndowed supportProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
67 Hunt St 100
Agawam, MA 01001
Metro area
Springfield, MA
Website URL
(413) 276-0700
Facebook page
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T00: Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations: General
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
Parent/child status
Central organization
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