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The Rona Jaffe Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-27

At A Glance

The Rona Jaffe Foundation

21 Wildwood Dr.

Dix Hills, NY United States 11746-6039

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-09-30)

Assets: $45,484,039

Total giving: $2,242,280






Established in NY - Founded by the late Rona Jaffe, a novelist whose popular books include "The Best of Everything" in 1958, which was made into a movie one year later and starred Joan Crawford, and her 1981 novel "Mazes and Monsters" which was adapted into a TV movie in 1982, and starred Tom Hanks

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for health organizations and human services; grant awards also to selected individuals to support their writing.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants to writers to support them in their works.

Fields of Interest

  • Cancers
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Food delivery
  • Human services
  • Judaism
  • Literature and writing
  • Parkinson's disease
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-09-30

Assets: $45,484,039 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,026,051

Total giving: $2,242,280

Qualifying distributions: $2,394,608