Mission, Vision & Values

About The Jewish Community Foundation

The Jewish Community Foundation partners with individuals, families and community organizations to help them achieve their philanthropic goals. As a leading resource for philanthropy in San Diego, the Foundation manages over $570 million in assets and has facilitated over $1.6 billion in grants since 1967. The JCF is a national model for its legacy endowment building and youth philanthropy programs.


To promote philanthropy through meaningful partnerships with donors and community organizations in achieving charitable goals; to increase current and future support for a vibrant and secure Jewish and general community in San Diego, Israel and around the world.


As a primary, trusted and expert resource for philanthropy, the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego will engage, educate and inspire generations of givers throughout the Jewish community.


Tzedakah (justice)
Ethical responsibilities, sacred work, tikkun olam

Dor l’dor (generation to generation)
Passing on values, strengthening future generations, the importance of elders and youth

Kavod (respect)
Listening, responsiveness, acts of loving kindness, being inclusive, integrity, truthfulness

Torah (learning)
Love of Judaic wisdom and teachings

Derech Eretz (way of the land)
Transparency, accountability, excellent governance

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