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The Samuel Bronfman Foundation


Last profile update: 04/17/2018
Last grant data update: 05/07/2018

At A Glance

The Samuel Bronfman Foundation

(formerly The Edgar M. Bronfman Family Foundation, Inc.)

595 Madison Ave., 16th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10022-1907

Telephone: (212) 572-1025


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation






Re-established in 2005 in DE; originally established in 1995 in NY - Founded by the late Edgar M. Bronfman, Sr., longtime owner of Seagram's operations in America, in honor of his father, Samuel Bronfman. Edgar M. Bronfman has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

The foundation seeks to inspire a renaissance of Jewish life. The foundation’s work is informed by the following four principles: 1) Jewish Renaissance is Grounded in Jewish Learning: through this principal, the foundation seeks to facilitate exploration of Jewish identity and meaningful engagement with Jewish life; 2) Jewish Youth Shape the Future of Jewish People: the foundation indicates that Jewish youth possess exceptional vision and talent, and that they must be empowered to lead the Jewish people and the world community; 3) Vibrant Jewish Communities are Open and Inclusive: the foundation supports a culture of pluralism and mutual respect that celebrates diverse expressions of Jewish life; and 4) All Jews are a Single Family: the foundation affirms the unity of the Jewish people, throughout the world and in Israel.