The mission of the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation is to improve the quality of life for families and their communities through support of innovative projects and successful ongoing programs.

We are particularly interested in programs that preserve and strengthen Jewish life and the Jewish People, provide access to and appreciation of performing arts, and enhance the well-being of children and families. Grants in the latter two categories are made primarily in the Washington, DC region. For grants serving the Jewish community, support may be provided locally, as well as in national and international locales of interest to the board of trustees.