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Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation

(formerly Howard and Geraldine Polinger Foundation)

5530 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1000

Chevy Chase, MD United States 20815-4330

Telephone: 3016573600

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $47,764,684

Total giving: $1,874,500





Additional Contact Information

Tel./fax: (617) 964-6199


Incorporated in 1968 in MD

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to foster Jewish identity, showcase Jewish arts and culture, build and strengthen Jewish life in emerging communities, specifically the in spurring Jewish identity in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, combat anti-Semitism, and help people in need. Funding also for the cultivation of the performing arts, and enhancing the well-being of families.

Fields of Interest

  • Family services
  • Judaism
  • Nonprofits
  • Performing arts
  • Youth development
International Interests
  • Israel
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Judaic institutions
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $47,764,684 (market value)

Gifts received: $3,000,000

Expenditures: $2,457,278

Total giving: $1,874,500

Qualifying distributions: $2,205,607