Sylvan T. Baer Foundation
The Sylvan T. Baer Foundation was established in 1965 by Mr. Baer in honor of his parents, Jacob and Helen Baer, to assist needy and deserving Jews in the Dallas community. Bank of America, N.A. is proud to serve as trustee of this charitable foundation and as steward of these charitable funds. The Foundation is currently valued at $3.5 million and distributes annually 5% of the market value.
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation works, on behalf of Bank of America, in identifying and recommending qualified Jewish organizations, such as synagogues, day schools and other Jewish organizations to receive funding. Together, we will award meaningful grants to our community as was Mr. Baer’s philanthropic mission. The Sylvan T. Baer Foundation has awarded more than $7 million in support of the North Texas Jewish Community.
Areas of Interest/Area Served
Jewish organization or organizations for religious, scientific, literary, medical, educational or other charitable purpose or purposes or for the use and benefit of any needy deserving Jewish individual or individuals and to or for the use and benefit of any Jewish organization or organizations.
Grants are awarded to qualified 501(c) (3) charitable Jewish organizations located in the Dallas County and the surrounding area. Organizations must be in operation for at least three years…
Professional Advisors Seminar
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and the Southwest Community Foundation
invite you to the 2018 Professional Advisors Seminar.
The 2018 Professional Advisors Seminar, to be held Friday, September 28th at the Westin Galleria, has consistently presented a nationally recognized authority on estate planning and taxation. This seminar provides an invaluable networking opportunity with advisors that take advantage of new information about emerging techniques in areas of charitable and planned giving and estate and tax planning. Attendees enjoy a lavish breakfast and receive continuing education credits in their field.
We are also pleased to provide you with the ability to work with us as either the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation or under our new DBA, the Southwest Community Foundation. Either brand will provide you with the outstanding customer service on which we have built our reputation.
Now in it's 23rd year, the Foundation is pleased to welcome Turney Berry, a nationally recognized leader in the areas of estate and business planning, estate and trust administration, and charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations. He is a partner in Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP Louisville, Kentucky Office and leads the firm’s Trusts, Estates & Personal Planning Service Team. His list of professional activities and memberships is extensive and includes being the …
We're In The News
The DJCF is a vital, mostly silent and unseen, financial engine that keeps other local Jewish organizations - as well as dozens of public secular nonprofits - and hundreds of individuals - functioning at their best. What, you may wonder, is the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and what exactly does it do?
Read more in the latest issue of Dallas Jewish Monthly
Explore our 2018 Spring edition of Funders' File, a publication of special programs in our community which are in need of support. Building a strong future for the Dallas community has always been a priority, and we extend our enthusiasm in bringing to you 15 worthy organizations and initiatives.
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.