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The Baron de Hirsch Fund

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Last profile update: 02/02/2016
Last grant data update: 01/17/2011

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

EIN

135562971

BRIDGE Number

5884198882

Background

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.