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Become a Donor

If you are looking to make a difference in the community, let the Foundation guide you.

Giving through the Jewish Community Foundation is a completely personalized process.  Our professional staff will work with you to craft a giving strategy based on the organizations and issues you want to support, the assets you want to contribute and the type of fund that is best for you.

We are here to assist you in achieving your personal charitable goals in the most tax-advantaged manner.  Whether you want to feed the hungry, educate kids, protect our seniors or nourish the arts, the Foundation can help.

Learn more about giving opportunities at the Foundation by clicking on the accordion below that best matches your giving interests:

Create a Fund

The Foundation can help you create a charitable fund to support the causes you care about and have impact in the community.  Choose from the range of funds we administer that are best suited to your needs:

Donor advised funds

  • support your favorite causes on your time schedule
  • recommend grants to the organizations and charitable causes you care about
  • involve your family in a meaningful giving experience
  • minimum gift to start a donor advised fund is $10,000, with a build up option

Unrestricted community funds

  • help the Foundation fund innovation and long-term solutions for community challenges
  • help the Jewish community where the needs are greatest
  • minimum gift to start an unrestricted fund is $5,000, with a build up option

Designated funds

  • distribute grants each year for a specific organization or cause
  • endow your support for generations to come
  • minimum gift to start a designated fund is $5,000, with a build up option

Scholarship funds

  • provide scholarships to deserving students pursuing higher education
  • help teens and young adults enjoy learning experiences in Israel
  • minimum gift to start a scholarship fund is $25,000, with a build up option
Reasons to Give
Support a Charitable Cause
Giving Circles
Give as a Family
Leave a Legacy

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