Henry and Elaine Kaufman Foundation

OVERVIEW:  The Henry and Elaine Kaufman Foundation’s grantmaking includes support of arts, Jewish, and educational organizations.

IP TAKE: The foundation does not maintain a web presence preferring to keep a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. 

FUNDING AREAS:  Arts & Culture, Jewish Causes, Education & Youth, Health, Policy

PROFILE: Founded in 1969, the Henry and Elaine Kaufman Foundation was established by Salomon Brothers veteran Henry Kaufman and his wife Elaine. Henry and Elaine Kaufman are steady patrons of the Kaufman Music Center in Manhattan. They helped save the institution, once named the Hebrew Music School, financial trouble and continue to support the outfit. The Kaufmans are both musical. Henry Kaufman has been heavily involved with the Institute of International Education in New York, whose board he once chaired, as well as his alma mater NYU. The Henry and Elaine Kaufman Foundation’s grantmaking includes support of arts, Jewish, and educational organizations.

In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away around $2 million with grants ranging from $200 to $200,000. Past grantees include Manhattan Theater Club, Whitney Museum (Henry was once a board member), American Jewish Committee, Riverdale Country School,  and NewYork-Presbyterian.

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 CONTACT:

 Applications in writing should be submitted to:

 Dr. Henry and Elaine Kaufman

590 Madison Ave.

New York City, NY 10022

Telephone: (212) 758-7100