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.
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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.
General operations, building expansion and ongoing programs to support the thousands of youths BBYO serves.
Day Habilitation services and life skills programs that impart independence and self-sufficiency to adults with intellectual disabilities.
Congregation Beth Torah
Part-time specialist for its pilot program to provide learning support for 25, K-12 students with learning disabilities.
Foster Kids Charity
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.
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.
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.