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 does not have an online presence, which limits information available about its grantmaking strategies and guidelines.

PROFILE: The Armin and Esther Hirsch Foundation was established in Illinois in 1991. This is a low profile funder that does not operate a website or employ a formal staff, although its tax filings indicate an interest in higher education institutions. The foundation broadly invests in human services and education organizations, but does not name specific grantmaking strategies in those areas.

Tax filings suggest that Hirsch supports a broad range of disease-related organizations. Past grantees include the Les Turner ALS Foundation, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The Hirsch Foundation’s grants generally range from $1,000 to $10,000. The Armin and Esther Hirsch Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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Armin and Esther Hirsch Foundation

4400 S. Kildare

Chicago, Illinois 60632

(773) 376-4400