The History Behind the Foundations

Real estate entrepreneur Harold Grinspoon established the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in 1993 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Harold's wife, Diane Troderman, has been his active partner in all of his philanthropic activities. They are deeply committed to charitable giving, primarily in the Jewish world.

What matters to Harold is inspiring others to give back to their communities." 

-Diane Troderman

Through the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, a private family foundation established in 1986, Harold and Diane support work in areas that:
  • Encourage young people to reach their academic and leadership potential
  • Promote literacy and early childhood education
  • Reward excellence in teaching and education
  • Support entrepreneurship among young people
  • Promote education and health in Cambodia

Harold serves on the board of the Birthright Israel Foundation, and both Harold and Diane are founding partners in the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE).

Harold and Diane have been active for many years on the board of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.

Diane also served as chairperson of the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) and as a founder of the Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women at Brandeis University.

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