Advantages of Working with Us

The Foundation works with hundreds of donors of all ages, backgrounds, affiliations and walks of life. Here’s why they like partnering with us for giving:

Experience and Expertise.

Established in 1967, we’re the oldest community foundation in San Diego. We’re experts in creating a meaningful, strategic giving plan.


Very little paperwork and no administrative hassle means you can focus on the more important aspects of giving.


We use the latest technology to provide our members with innovative tools that simplify the donation process.

Sustaining. The Foundation embodies dor l’dor, creating a legacy of generational philanthropy.

Cost Effective. Our charitable giving options provide maximum tax benefits at a very low cost. A donor advised fund is far less expensive to create and operate than a private foundation, and it offers greater tax benefits.

Relevant. Making a difference in the world brings us together and connects us to generations of givers.

One-Stop Shop. We can handle all your giving– Jewish and secular; San Diego, national, Israel and overseas; any area of interest; now and in the future.

Service Orientation. Our staff proactively anticipates your needs and provides you with the highest level of service, regardless of the level of your giving.

Ways We Support Your Philanthropy

Grantmaking Services
Weekly grant distribution, minimum $100, no grant limit
Research on funding opportunities
Manage grant proposal process
Nonprofit research
Planned giving resources

Consulting/Technical Assistance
Grantmaking for private foundations
Expertise about nonprofit community
Collaboration with professional advisors

Financial Management and Administration
Online access for grant making and fund information
Tax reporting for charitable contributions
Yearly fund statements
Strong oversight of investments

Educational Programs
Site visits to nonprofit organizations
Multi-generational conversations about giving
Strengthening Jewish nonprofits in San Diego
Trends and issue areas