The Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation was established in New York City in 2004, as a tax-exempt 501(c) 3 charitable trust with personal donations by its first Trustees, Jarvis and Constance Doctorow. 

IN MEMORIAM

Jarvis Doctorow

It is with great sadness that we honor the passing of Jarvis Doctorow, on March 31, 2020.  Along with his wife Constance, he was a co-founding trustee of the Doctorow Family Foundation. With the  wisdom gained from his WWII experiences and extensive education Jarvis established JCDFF to nurture communities through the arts and mental health. Jarvis was a business leader, a man of great tenacity, loyalty and an incorrigible punster. Thousands have benefited from the “Fundation” he created with the sound principles of “pundamental” joy and giving back. The Foundation will continue to support the causes he held dear.

Constance Doctorow

It is with great sadness that we honor the passing of Constance Doctorow on March 16, 2009. Along with her husband Jarvis, she was a co-founding trustee of the Doctorow Family Foundation. Constance had an extensive career in the mental health field, bringing that sensibility to our mission. She was an integral, committed and vital part of our Foundation. We will always be guided by her compassion.

Danièle Doctorow

It is with great sadness that we honor the passing of Danièle Doctorow on November 14, 2010. She was a trustee of JCDFF and our first Executive Director. Danièle was dedicated to our mission, guided our growth, and kept our sense of humor intact. Her spirit will be felt as we continue forward.


François Camoin

It is with great sadness that we honor the passing of François Camoin on March 18, 2019. A trustee of JCDFF, he insightfully contributed to defining our philosophy and was influential in broadening the scope and expanding the geographic reach of the foundation. We will miss the dry wit he brought to our board meetings. 



Our Mission

Nurturing individuals and communities through the arts and mental health

Funding Philosophy

JCDFF funds projects that focus on the provision of mental health services and organizations focused on performance, literary or visual arts. The Foundation also supports educational activities related to the areas mentioned above. JCDFF funds organizations that maintain a standard of excellence in every endeavor.

We support entities that have been in existence as 501(c)3 organizations for at least 5 years, and have other established sources of funding.

CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION:

GRANTS

A JCDFF grant is by invitation only and we do not accept LOIs or unsolicited applications.

Grantee Tax Status
An applicant has to have been in existence as 501(c)3 organization for at least 5 years.

Location of Grantee
The administrative office and primary activity area of the grantee must be in Hunter, NY or the 5 boroughs of New York City or the state of Utah.

Project Focus

– Projects focused on the provision of mental health services

– Cultural projects focused on performance, literary or visual arts

– Educational activities related to the above

Other Funding Guidelines
JCDFF funds organizations that maintain a standard of excellence in every endeavor.

Priority will be given to music project grants that do not use recorded or virtual music.

Our preference is not to be the sole source of funding for a given project.

Related project costs may include the physical enhancement of an already existing site and the purchase of project related materials or equipment.

We do not fund individuals; capital projects; day-to-day operation expenses; research projects; political action groups or government lobbying.

DOWNLOADS

Our foundation shall be credited in all publicity and communications as the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation. The pdf files below are the required art files for use in crediting JCDFF. If you have any questions about usage, please contact us at Doctorow@utahcf.org.

CONTACT

A JCDFF grant is by invitation only and we do not accept LOIs or unsolicited applications.

The Doctorow Family Foundation is partnered with the Community Foundation of Utah. CFU handles our administrative work. All questions or update information about your organization regarding any administrative aspect of the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation should be directed to the Community Foundation of Utah. Please contact them at Doctorow@utahcf.org.

Suzanne Larson
Executive Director

Micaela Weil 
Philanthropic Services Manager 
801-559-3005 x4
2257 South 1100 East, Suite 205
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106