Grantmaking Priorities

Strategic Grants

The Spungen Foundation has three strategic areas of support:

Jewish Genetics

  • Building Community awareness about breast and ovarian cancer BRCA gene mutations and the importance of screening.
  • Building a more robust community of genetic counselors by:
    • Growing the community through advocating to hospitals to hire more;
    • Bringing existing genetic counselors together for training/ education.

Learn more about genetic counseling.

Family Caregiving

  • Helping to identify, and therefore educate, caregivers about resources that may be available, and,
  • Respite care which offers the family caregiver breaks.

In general, the foundation prefers to support Family Caregiving generally, and not limit support to a particular ailment.


The Spungen Holocaust Collection raises awareness and facilitates discussion of the Holocaust and breakdowns in humanity.

Shared Interest Grants

The Foundation also provides mission-related support to organizations working in areas of shared interest amongst the Board of Trustees. These grants are by invitation only.