This web site provides background on The Hagedorn Fund. William Hagedorn directed that the remainder of his estate be dedicated to a fund, in memory of his late wife, Tillie Hagedorn, that would support religious or charitable organizations.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Funding Interests:

Health (including cancer, HIV/AIDS, blindness), gardens, social services, youth, education, senior services and housing and community development.

Geographic Focus:

Primarily New York City.


No grants are made to individuals or private foundations or for matching gifts or loans.


Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Grant Cycle:

The regular deadline for applications is September 1st. Decisions are made before the Fund’s fiscal year end, which is December 31st.

Type of Support:

Project, operating, and capital

JPMorgan Chase Relationship: