Armin and Esther Hirsch Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Armin and Esther Hirsch Foundation supports disease-related organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: This small funder awards modest-sized grants for general operating support.

PROFILE: The Armin and Esther Hirsch was established in Illinois in 1991. The Hirsch Foundation maintains a low public profile choosing not operate a website nor employ a formal staff; however, its tax filings indicate an interest in supporting disease-related organizations. The foundation also supports human services and education organizations.

While foundation-wide Hirsch awards grants ranging from $500 to $80,000, most grant amounts are typically modest in size, often ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Disease-related organizations that have received support from the foundation in the past include the Les Turner ALS Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society.

The Armin and Esther Hirsch Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


  • Richard Hirsch, Director
  • Paul Hirsch, Director
  • David Hirsch, Director
  • Robert Hirsch, Director


Armin and Esther Hirsch Foundation

4400 S. Kildare

Chicago, Illinois 60632

(773) 376-4400