"...Each of us is being called to powerfully move our own lives toward the compassion we want to see in others." - Hildy Gottlieb

College Scholarships!

The DJCF/SWCF college scholarship process is now open! The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and its affiliates provide college scholarships to eligible students as well as a variety of specialty scholarships. High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students of any and all faiths are encouraged to apply. More than 50 college scholarships are awarded each year based on financial need, academic merit, involvement in extracurricular activities and/or community service. Scholarships range from $500.00 to $5,400.00, with most allowing study at the college or university of the recipient's choice. In addition to general scholarships, there are specific scholarships for those studying the following fields; medicine, law, education, fashion merchandising, and Jewish studies. Even scholarships for students of the University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Southern Methodist University.   Because our scholarships come from individuals or organizations who have established endowment funds (funds that continue forever) at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, who care deeply about helping students attend college, only a single, universal scholarship application is needed to be considered for the myriad of scholarships since questions are designed to allow each applicant to be considered for every scholarship for which he/she may be eligible. First, to be conside…

2019 DJCF/SWCF Annual Meeting

Excitement. Gratitude. Generosity. Nearly 300 people attended our recent Annual Meeting to honor 18 Unsung Heroes, learn more about the two Foundations and be the first to hear which agencies received grants from the Sylvan T. Baer Fund. Becuase the applause was so loud at times, we are listing below the grant awards and agency recipients. Check back soon to see photos and learn more about this wonderful event.  In 1965, the Sylvan T. Baer Foundation was created with one simple directive: give $100 to needy and deserving Jews in the Dallas Community. Little did Mr. Baer know this simple directive would grow into more than $7 million in support for nonprofit religious, scientific, literary, medical, educational and other charitable organizations. For these reasons, the DJCF is especially proud to serve as advisors for Bank of America and the Sylvan T. Baer Foundation.   BBYO $8,000 General operations, building expansion and ongoing programs to support the thousands of youths BBYO serves.   CHAI $15,000 Day Habilitation services and life skills programs that impart independence and self-sufficiency to adults with intellectual disabilities.   Congregation Beth Torah $10,000 Part-time specialist for its pilot program to provide learning support for 25, K-12 students with learning disabilities.   Foster Kids Charity $12…

New IRS DAF Rules

We want to bring your attention to operational changes to our grant process from a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). The Internal Revenue Service has issued new rules which change two types of grants from a DAF.
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Fund for First Responders

Established as a way to show support and gratitude after the tragic shooting of five heroic officers in 2016, the First Responders Appreciation Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is the eternal reminder to never forget and always thank those who dutifully work through moments and occasions, allowing the rest of us to live without worry.
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Our Mission

Guided by our faith and traditions, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation seeks to improve our community and the world by empowering the philanthropic vision and passions of our fundholders and community partners.


The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation continues to be very helpful in working together to meet the various philanthropic goals and desires that many of my clients have. Meyer Bodoff and his staff are very professional and continue to adapt…
Scott R. Cohen - CD Wealth Management, CFP®, CFS®, CAP®
I have the privilege to serve as Chair of Create A Jewish Legacy, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation's endowment and bequest initiative. That gives me the chance to collaborate with community partners and their donors to ask their const…
Stuart Prescott - Marsh & McLennan Agency Known Locally as Prescott Pailet Benefits
Our family philanthropic fund with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, which we established approximately 5 years ago, has provided us with the ability to plan and organize our charitable giving. First, it has allowed us to contribute t…
Dr. Harlan and Hannah Kay Pollock
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, particularly under the leadership of Meyer Bodoff, continues to stand out among community organizations. Most nonprofits, focus on the "how" or "way" donors can give. In my experience with Meyer and…
Todd S. Healy, MSW, CLU, ChFC, AEP - Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, HealyPartners
We have enjoyed a terrific long-standing relationship with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. Professionals and families need a trusted partner, not just one with the knowledge and skills to get the job done, but one with a "heart". …
Lenny Krasnow - M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation
My experiences with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation as a practicing CPA as well as a lay volunteer have been very fulfilling. In my professional dealings with the Foundation staff, they exhibit a high degree of professionalism and r…
Sandy Kaufman - Stanford Kaufman & Associates
My experiences with The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation have only been positive. Meyer Bodoff and his staff may be the most compassionate and capable group of people assembled in the field of philanthropy in Dallas, TX. They never fail…
M. Alan Alspaugh, CLU, CAP® - Eagle Strategies, LLC
Our relationship with Dallas Jewish Community Foundation goes all the way back to its formation as a separate entity in 1999. We are very proud of this relationship and continue to enjoy watching the Foundation grow in size and stature as …
David Rosenberg - Thompson & Knight LLP
As an attorney (and CPA) who often represents families involved with complex tax and estate matters relating to wealth preservation and transfer strategies, it is reassuring to know that the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is available a…
Josh O. Ungerman, P.C. - Partner, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, L.L.P.

Contact Us

Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Byrna & Joe Funk Family Philanthropy Center
12700 Hillcrest Road, Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75230

E-mail: info@djcf.org
Phone: (214) 615-9351
Fax: (214) 363-5942