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College Scholarships

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and its affiliates provide college scholarships to eligible students from Dallas, Denton & Collin counties as well as a variety of specialty scholarships. High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students of any and all faiths are encouraged to apply. Close to 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 $7,500.00 and most allow 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. There are also scholarships for students at the University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UT Southwestern and Southern Methodist University. One universal scholarship application is needed 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. The scholarships were created by individuals or organizations who have established endowment funds (funds that continue forever) because they care deeply about helping students attend college. The application process is now live! Be sure to read all the details and follow directions.…

International Experience

What: The Daniels Family Israel Education Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation 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). Who: Jewish Dallas area high school juniors or seniors with secular leadership experience may apply. The donor of this fund wishes to engage under affiliated Jewish teens, therefore applicants may not be current or past Jewish day school students and have not attended any Jewish overnight camps. Where: Europe and Israel When: Spring/Summer 2018 Why: You will join students from all over the world to travel to Poland to commemorate those who perished in the Holocaust, followed by an enlightening, life-affirming trip to Israel. Scholarship award: $5,000 Additional Details March of the Living is scheduled each spring to coincide with a commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in Poland and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) in Israel. While we know that missing school is never easy, traveling over these dates is at the center of what makes the experience so powerful. You should think of the March of the Living as an amazing learning opportunity, where you'll be exposed to history unlike any textbook. In previous years, teens…

2018 Annual Meeting

Join us on Thursday, January 25 for the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation's Annual meeting!

This year, the Foundation is pleased to have as a guest presenter, Christopher E. Erblich, Managing Partner of Husch Blackwell, based in Arizona. Chris possesses a unique expertise in assisting families to secure their legacy through investments in philanthropic causes. In an inspiring presentation you won't want to miss, Chris will share his valuable insights with the community.
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Funders' File Winter 2017

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.
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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 - Waldman Bros, 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

Phone: (214) 615-9351
Fax: (214) 363-5942