WE empower change
The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation is a Connecticut-based family foundation dedicated to supporting opportunities for people by investing in four focus areas: Housing, Food, Physical and Emotional well-being, and Education.
We seek to partner with organizations who can impact and inspire change to create a more equitable, just, and healthy society.
The Foundation's core values are rooted in the principle of TIKKUN OLAM, 'Repair of the World'
“We bear responsibility not only for our own welfare, but also for the welfare of society at large; therefore, we are called upon to make the world more just, peaceful, tolerant and equal through acts of charity, kindness, and political action.”
― Jewish Funders Network
We identify potential grant partners through thorough research and active engagement in the communities that we fund. Through further assessment and fostering relationships we extend invitations to a select group of organizations to apply for grants. However, there may be organizations or opportunities that we are not aware of, and we are always open to learning more about them.