Jewish Communal Fund (JCF) is the largest Jewish donor advised fund, with a nearly 50-year track record of making charitable giving simple and efficient for our Fundholders. In recent surveys, JCF donors reported a 95% satisfaction rate, and many donor families have been with JCF for three generations. Highly regarded for its prudent management, transparency and personal service, JCF takes pride in being a resource for the Jewish community.

Quick facts about JCF:

  • Managing over 3,800 donor advised funds
  • More than $1.7 billion in charitable assets
  • More than $2 billion granted to charities
  • One of the largest donor advised fund grant makers in the U.S.
  • May be used with some Matching Gift programs (ask your employer)
  • At year-end, the JCF Board of Trustees awards community grants from our fees and endowment income to the Annual Campaign of UJA-Federation of NY and to causes that promote the welfare and security of the Jewish community at home and overseas.

JCF Makes Charitable Giving More:


JCF handles the administrative work. No more worries about tracking receipts for donations to charities; you receive a single letter for tax filing


You can easily recommend and track grants on our secure website on both desktop and mobile.


You have the flexibility to set the timetable for recommending grants to your favorite IRS-qualified sectarian and nonsectarian public charities


When you make a contribution, you are eligible for an immediate tax deduction and pay no capital gains tax.


JCF reports its grant-making in the aggregate, individual fund holders’
grants are not subject to public disclosure


You can recommend an investment allocation for your fund and the assets may grow tax-free


Funds may be created for families, and special low-balance funds are available for minors and people ages 30 and under


JCF does not limit succession on our donor advised funds, so funds can continue for generations.

Establish a charitable fund and invite family and friends to make tax-deductible contributions to the fund. Your loved ones now have an easy way to support their favorite IRS-qualified public charities for years to come.