Previous Major Grants

Over many decades of giving, the Hoffberger Family Philanthropies have provided support for a broad range of organizations. Part of our early history included making major gifts to important local institutions as well as helping to create new ones, a selection of which are listed below.

Over time, HFP’s directors have adopted a new strategy in response to the needs of the community, and we no longer make capital or endowment gifts. See our current giving priorities and recent grants.

American Visionary Art Museum
Capital and operating support for a museum of outsider art

The Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology/Wilmer Eye Institute
To create the Hoffberger Program for the Prevention of Blindness, providing screening, diagnosis and treatment for low-income elderly

Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy
To establish a center that provides comprehensive care, in memory of Charles Hoffberger

Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, University of Baltimore
To create a center that promotes ethical awareness and critical discussion of ethical issues across University curricula and academic programs

Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies
Endowment and capital support for the Institute which focuses on disarming religious hatred and establishing new models of interfaith understanding

The Jerold C. Hoffberger Leadership Enhancement Program
of the Elijah Cummings Youth Program
To create a training program for teens from Maryland’s 7th congressional district, preparing them to serve as leaders in a diverse society

Maryland Institute College of Art
Capital and endowment support, including the establishment of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
To create the Hoffberger/Cannon Conference Endowment Fund, dedicated to addressing the theological roots of Christian anti-Semitism and supporting dialogue around this history