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Henry Kaufmann Foundation (1928–1999)

Total Assets (1998): $441,114[1]

Total Giving (1998): $284,500

Prominent Grants:Giving primarily to Jewish organizations in New York. Prominent grants included $1 million in 1953 to establish the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds, a large-scale campground that could accommodate several community centers and provide New York City’s Jewish youth the opportunity to experience the great outdoors. The Foundation also gave $550,000 in 1958 for the construction of a Jewish community center in Brooklyn.

Summary: Henry Kaufman was established with wealth from his family’s business- Kaufman’s Department Stores. The Foundation primarily gave grants to Jewish organizations around the New York City area.