Doing our part to enhance our communities, assist the less fortunate, ensure dignity and opportunity for all, and care for animals and the environment

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Our Mission

The Winter-Lehman Family Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) Connecticut Corporation that is operated exclusively to seek out charitable causes or charitable organizations in need of support, and to design activities (including funding) to support such charitable causes and organizations.  While the Foundation does not limit its charitable purpose or activities to any specific areas, the Foundation's Board of Directors annually establishes four "focus areas" (see below), which usually receive at least 75% of the funds expended per year.   While not strictly limited geographically, the Foundation tends to focus its efforts on Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; Denver and Boulder, CO; and the Berkshires.

Our Focus Areas

For calendar year 2018


Helping children from poor, under-resourced areas who are considered "at risk" for violence, hunger, homelessness, drug abuse, human trafficking, educational gaps or challenges, and other symptoms of poverty.

Civil and human rights

Ensuring the dignity, opportunity and potential of all human beings.


Protecting and caring for animals of all types. 


Working to protect and preserve our environment and natural resources.