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

Philanthropic Journeys

Byrna and Joe Funk's children and grandchildren found an amazing opportunity to support the Jewish Community Foundation while saying thanks to their parents and grandparents for the example of Tzedakah they have taught over the years. The Funk family donated a major gift to honor Byrna (of blessed memory) and Joe, which will cover the rent and become part of an endowment for the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation. These new offices bear the name "The Byrna and Joe Funk Philanthropy Center", and are conveniently located right off of Hillcrest just south of LBJ Freeway. DCJF President and CEO Meyer Bodoff said "It's exciting to be in a new location and I am truly honored that the Funks decided to brand the family name with us. We are all about L’dor V’dor, it’s one generation taking care of the next, taking care of the next. That’s what their family sees and what their philanthropy is dedicated to. Officially associating the Funk family with the Foundation accurately and succinctly captures our philanthropic mission of providing resources for families to cre­ate 'living' legacies for their favorite charitable organizations." The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation/Byrna and Joe Funk Family Philanthropic Center will become a new standard in philanthropic passion and generosity for the Dallas Community. The Foundation…

Higher Education Scholarships

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is very proud of our college scholarship process. Students of any and all faiths are encouraged to apply. We award at least 35 college scholarships each year based on financial need, academic merit, involvement in extracurricular activities and/or community service. Scholarships range from $500.00 to $10,000.00 and while some are university specific, most allow study at the college or university of the recipient’s choice. We have specific awards for students studying medicine, law, education, fashion merchandising, or Jewish studies and we have a host of scholarships that are for students in any field of study. High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Fortunately only one application is needed for the myriad of scholarships since questions are designed to allow us to consider an applicant for every scholarship for which he/she may be eligible. Our scholarships come from individuals or organizations who have established endowment funds (funds that continue forever) at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation because they care deeply about helping students attend college. The application process closed on February 17, 2015 and we anticipate announcement of scholarship recipients by May 1, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@djcf.org or 214-615-5268. Scholarship Appl…

Fund Spotlight

You may have heard recent studies that indicate a shrinking Jewish community or commitment to the Jewish future. It's easy to get disheartened, especially when we wonder what a single person can do. What if you could have a lasting impact on the Jewish future and the strengthening of the community? Priya, A Fund for Jewish Reproduction of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, was created by a grateful Jewish couple to assist other couples with the financial impediments associated with infertility. Since the fund’s inception, thanks to your generosity, the fund has made grants totaling $45,000 to 8 Jewish couples and 5 babies have been born! Quoting one grateful couple: “We thank you for helping us achieve the dream of our daughter.”

If you would like to consider a gift to Priya, please click the Donate button above and select Priya, A Fund for Jewish Reproduction of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation from the dropdown menu.

Our Mission

To improve our Jewish Community and the world through the development and stewardship of philanthropic resources of our donors and community partners.

Testimonials

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
As I begin to write this testimonial to DJCF the realization strikes home that this is the 31st anniversary of our family's Philanthropic Fund which was initiated in 1983. From our home in Waco, we have watched the Dallas Jewish Community F…
Dr. Stanley and Florence Hersh
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