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The Baron de Hirsch Fund


Last Updated: 2016-02-02

At A Glance

The Baron de Hirsch Fund

130 E. 59th St., 12th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10022-1302

Telephone: 2128361305

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Politics

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $5,803,179

Total giving: $0






Incorporated in 1891 in NY - Founded by the late Baron Maurice de Hirsch, a nineteenth century nobleman, banker, and philanthropist known for his dedication to Jewish causes. He founded the Jewish Colonization Association to assist persecuted Jews to establish themselves in agricultural colonies outside Russia. In 1881, he also founded a benevolent trust in the United States for the benefit of Jewish immigrants.

Purpose and Activities

Giving to provide resettlement assistance to Jewish immigrants in the U.S. and Israel; also awards grants for agricultural assistance.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Fellowships and study grants to Israeli agriculturalists.

Fields of Interest

  • Agriculture
  • Judaism
  • Nonprofits
  • Vocational education
International Interests
  • Israel
Population Groups
  • Immigrants
  • Judaic institutions
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $5,803,179 (market value)

Expenditures: $59,983

Total giving: $0

Qualifying distributions: $19,470