The Jewish Community Foundation collaborates with individuals and organizations, and leverages philanthropic capital for positive impact. Guided by Jewish values, the Jewish Community Foundation combines donor-driven philanthropy, investing, and education with trusted, personalized service, enabling individuals and organizations to effectively dedicate their resources for maximum benefit in the community.
Justice – Ethical responsibilities, sacred work, tikkun olam
Generation to Generation – Passing on values, strengthening future generations, the importance of elders and youth
Respect – Listening, responsiveness, acts of loving kindness, being inclusive, integrity, truthfulness
Learning – Love of Judaic wisdom and teachings
Way of the Land – Transparency, accountability, excellent governance
The Foundation works with hundreds of donors of all ages, backgrounds, affiliations and walks of life to maximize their impact on our community. Here’s why individuals, families and organizations partner with us.
JCF staff are experts in creating meaningful, strategic giving plans that are tax-efficient and cost-effective. We will research any cause or organization, secular or Jewish, that interests you. We anticipate and address your giving needs, regardless of your giving level.
Very little paperwork and no administrative hassle means you can focus on the more important aspects of giving. Our online portal is user-friendly and you can recommend a grant of any size to any qualified nonprofit organization. Your annual tax documentation is a breeze.
JCF is consistently on the leading edge in social impact, for individuals, families and organizations.
Founded in 1967, the Jewish Community Foundation is the oldest community foundation in the region.
Learn how JCF builds an impactful culture of giving in San Diego.
JCF staff take pride in providing unparalleled service to all clients. Meet the people behind the logo.
JCF is committed to transparency and accountability in governance.
View our current and archived audited financial statements and investment performance.
JCF is a great place to work. View our current employment opportunities.