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

International Student Experience

Most individuals can recall an experience in their life that transformed them in a way that can never be forgotten. These experiences help mold our identity and provide us with new perspectives that can influence us for a lifetime. This was the vision when the Daniels family set out to create the Daniels Family Israel Education Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. The Daniels Family Israel Education Endowment Fund of the DJCF will generously fund the majority of the cost for the student selected to participate in a fantastic international education trip to Europe and Israel (i.e. March of the Living, Heritage Quest or other approved experiences). The application process is open to Jewish teen recipients who excel academically, have strong secular leadership experiences, and who desire a deeper connection to their faith. Jewish high school juniors or seniors with secular leadership experience may apply from Dallas, Denton or Collin Counties, or Corsicana, TX. Since the donor of this fund wishes to engage under-affiliated Jewish teens, the applicants may not be current or past Jewish day school students and in addition, have not attended any Jewish overnight camps. While we know that missing school is never easy, you'll be exposed to history unlike any textbook. In previous years, teens have blogged, made short films, video diaries, scrapbooks, and …

2018 Annual Meeting

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the DJCF/SWCF Annual Meeting on Monday, October 29th at 7 p.m. The entire community is invited to enjoy this free event that promises to be an inspirational program full of lavish desserts and amazing announcements that will enrich our community. Join us to bid farewell to our current DJCF Board Leadership and pass the reins to the future Board Leadership. We are immensely grateful for our Board Members and Officers and all that they do for our community. A highlight of the night is the presentation of Sylvan T. Baer Foundation's 2018 Grant Recipients! On this night Bank of America, Trustee of this Foundation, will reveal which agencies were selected and what grant amounts will be given! It is truly inspiring to see the Sylvan T. Baer Foundation generously infuse nearly $175,000 into our local Jewish community. The DJCF is honored to serve as expert consult for this process. Lastly, many people do not know that almost half of the assets managed by the DJCF/SWCF are funds owned by nonprofit agencies. The DJCF/SWCF is proud to manage the assets of a variety of nonprofits, so they can focus on their important missions. The DJCF/SWCF recognizes that nonprofit agencies cannot survive without financial resources. It is also clear that agencies cannot survive without the lifeblood & dedication from staff, especially the ones behin…

Funders' File: Fall 2018 Edition

Building a strong future for the Dallas community has always been a priority, and we extend our enthusiasm in bringing to you several worthy organizations and initiatives. Submissions to Funders' File are voluntarily provided by qualifying organizations, and offer a valuable resource to you, our generous fundholders. Click below for eleven new fund opportunities with the 2018 Fall edition of the Funders’ File.
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Independent Audit Report

Click here to see our independent audit report for 2017.

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