Awesome Without Borders

    Continuing in 2014, we are partnering with The Awesome Foundation to take an exciting new approach to grantmaking. We've done some unusual grantmaking since we got started back in 1998, but this is our most radical move ever. Intrigued? Learn more here.
    See our current projects



    SupporTED helps maximize the effectiveness of the world-changing TED Fellows through one-on-one coaching and mentoring and the SupporTED Collaboratorium, bringing together teams of coaches to provide intensive collaboration with select TED Fellows.
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    Professional Coaching

    The HF invests in pivotal coaching research, international collaboration, and pro-bono coaching. Grants include SupporTED and the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.



    The HF currently funds innovative and experimental producers of high-quality, reliably sourced journalism on a path to self-sustainability. Grantees include the Center for Sustainable Journalism, the Poynter Institute, Harnisch Collaborative Projects and the Harnisch Journalism Scholars at Baruch College.



    The Harnisch Foundation encourages others to engage in philanthropy through our support of organizations that include Women Moving Millions and The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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Since 1998, The Harnisch Foundation has been a catalyst for sustainable social change, funding and implementing innovation in the fields of philanthropy, coaching and journalism.

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