Building on the legacy of the past

Taking action for the future.

Our mission

The Wilf Family Foundations’ mission is to perpetuate the philanthropic vision of the Wilf family, initiated by the Foundations’ founders, Harry and Joseph Wilf z”l, who were brothers and survivors of the Holocaust. In keeping with the Jewish traditions of tzedakah and tikkun olam, the Wilf Family Foundations provide grants to support Jewish causes, underserved communities, educational opportunities and the advancement of social justice for all.

Since 1964, the Wilf Family Foundations have supported charitable organizations in the United States, Israel, and elsewhere in the world, including Jewish causes, education, health, arts and culture, emergency relief, military veterans, social justice, and many more. Inspired by the example set by Harry and Joseph Wilf, and their wives, Judith z"l and Elizabeth, second and third generations of the Wilf family are now carrying the mission forward with their involvement in the Foundations' giving.

Grantee spotlight

Linda Tartaglia, Director of the Center on Policing at Rutgers University

Keeping communities safe through increased accountability and transparency in policing

Founded in 2001, the Center on Policing at Rutgers University provides integrated research and evidence-based training for public safety institutions and the development of criminal justice policy and practice. The Center utilizes its in-depth research on public safety best practices to help educate police departments and other law enforcement agencies to effectively serve their communities. With new technologies constantly emerging, the Center explores how police can integrate innovative practices to increase public safety and efficiency.

“The Center on Policing is proud to be helping police across New Jersey and the country increase accountability, transparency, and trust in their communities,” said Linda Tartaglia, Director of The Center on Policing at Rutgers University. “By integrating research, evidence-based practices, and new technology into policing, the Center helps police equitably serve their neighbors.”

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Brand New School/Brennan Center for Justice
Brand New School/Brennan Center for Justice

Creating a fair, just, inclusive democracy for all

Inspired by the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr.'s devotion to core democratic freedoms, the Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute dedicated to reforming and revitalizing our systems of democracy and justice. The Center is at the forefront of the national fight to make voting free, fair, and secure — helping protect the 2020 elections and dismiss the myths of voter fraud in their aftermath; pushing for automatic voter registration and other pro-voter policies; and combatting voter suppression laws in statehouses and courts across the country.

“Protecting the sacred right to vote and the integrity of our elections is crucial to our democracy,” said Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice. “As access to the ballot box continues to be at risk for many, the Brennan Center for Justice will continue to fight to ensure every eligible American can vote with ease.”

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Linda Tartaglia, Director of the Center on Policing at Rutgers University
Linda Tartaglia, Director of the Center on Policing at Rutgers University

Keeping communities safe through increased accountability and transparency in policing

Founded in 2001, the Center on Policing at Rutgers University provides integrated research and evidence-based training for public safety institutions and the development of criminal justice policy and practice. The Center utilizes its in-depth research on public safety best practices to help educate police departments and other law enforcement agencies to effectively serve their communities. With new technologies constantly emerging, the Center explores how police can integrate innovative practices to increase public safety and efficiency.

“The Center on Policing is proud to be helping police across New Jersey and the country increase accountability, transparency, and trust in their communities,” said Linda Tartaglia, Director of The Center on Policing at Rutgers University. “By integrating research, evidence-based practices, and new technology into policing, the Center helps police equitably serve their neighbors.”

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In the tradition of tzedakah,
we express gratitude to those who have turned to us for help, and for allowing us to give it.
Harry and Joseph Wilf, founders of the Wilf Family Foundations