Our Founder


Jeffrey P. Ossen

Jeffrey P. Ossen recognized the power of community and the importance of investing in its citizens. He saw how his family benefited from the opportunities they received upon immigrating to the United States pre-World War ll. He believed that providing resources and opportunities to those in need would help them overcome their obstacles and achieve their full potential. Inspired by this vision, the foundation that bears his name seeks to honor his legacy by creating a better future for communities throughout Connecticut, with a special focus on Tolland and Windham Counties.

The foundation is dedicated to partnering with organizations that have a holistic, sustainable, and collaborative approach to supporting consumers. Through these efforts, Jeffrey's legacy continues to inspire and positively impact the lives of countless individuals and communities in Connecticut.

More from the Foundation

The Jeffrey P Ossen Family Foundation is a philanthropic organization committed to empowering communities through sustainable initiatives and fostering social change for a brighter future.

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Who We Are

Learn more about the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation and the values that drive our work.

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Grant FAQs

Our guidelines prioritize projects that create lasting positive impacts in Connecticut communities.

CLS’ Pandemic Recovery Legal Project Funded by: the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation

How to Apply

Partner with JPOFF for impactful community projects and positive change assurance.

P.O. Box 370085, West Hartford, CT 06137  |  [email protected]  |  jeffreypossen.org
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