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The John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-07

At A Glance

The John A. Hartford Foundation, Inc.

55 E. 59th St., 16th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10022-1713


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $564,519,242

Total giving: $18,852,584






Established in 1929; incorporated in 1942 in NY - The foundation was established in 1929 by John A. Hartford, who was a chief executive of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to improve the health older Americans. The foundation addresses the unique health needs of the elderly, including long-term care, the use of medication in chronic health problems, increasing the nation's geriatric research and training capability, and improving the integration of financing and care delivery for comprehensive geriatric services.

Program Area(s)

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

Employee & Trustee Matching Gifts

The foundation matches gifts from employees and trustees to 501(c)(3) organizations in the U.S.

Employee Discretionary Gifts Program

The foundation makes gifts designated by employees to 501(c)(3)organizations in the U.S.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation no longer makes PRIs.

Fields of Interest

  • Geriatrics
  • Health
  • Medical specialties
  • Nursing care
  • Senior services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $564,519,242 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,000,000

Expenditures: $20,360,567

Total giving: $18,852,584

Qualifying distributions: $24,304,099