During times of crisis, individuals and private institutions must step up rapidly. JCF provides advice to make that philanthropy effective.

Philanthropy has a unique role to play when unanticipated challenges suddenly hit. Nonprofits and individual funders can move quickly and efficiently to share information, mobilize resources and help individuals in need. Whether in response to the Poway synagogue shooting, California wildfires, the Covid pandemic, or the movements for racial justice, JCF has brought together experts, resources and capital to guide donors seeking to understand evolving situations around them.

Whoever practices charity and justice fills the world with loving kindness.

Talmud (Sukkah 49b)

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Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer

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Know Act Give - Campus Antisemitism


Campus Anti-Semitism

College campuses across our nation have recently been places of rising anti-semitism. We have prepared a list of organizations working to support Jewish students and combat the rising anti-semitism and intolerance.

Support these Organizations

Crisis in Israel


War in Israel

In response to the devastating Hamas attacks in Israel, we have created a list of philanthropic ideas to consider for support. We will update this list as the situation evolves.

Support Israel

Wildfires on Maui


Wildfires on Maui

We are mindful of the disastrous wildfires that have recently taken place on Maui, Hawaii. For community members interested in sending support to Maui, we have prepared a Know.Act.Give. update with a list of philanthropic resources in response to the crisis.

Support for Maui

Giving Opportunities
Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health – Access and Support

Supporting the effort to ensure reproductive health and wellness, along with religious freedoms, are available to all, we are sharing a few organizations that are engaged in this work.

Past Emergency Giving Opportunities

Past Giving Opportunities

JCF fundholders have generously contributed in situations that required immediate action: from disasters abroad to crises affecting Jewish communities, to matters of racial justice and public health. We alert donors whenever we believe they can provide support to help alleviate suffering. Look out for our Know. Act. Give. announcements.