About The Foundation
Do Good. Charity Well. Legacy On.
Simple thoughts, powerful ideas. Powerful for both our donors and partners wanting to energize and bring to life their full charitable potential and equally as powerful for our Foundation known for addressing the issues that impact families and communities.
This is the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.
Work that is more than just managing assets. It’s about growing relationships. Protecting families. Sustaining legacies. Through generosity, vision, passion and action, delivered with the highest level of personal attention, we build better lives, stronger communities and a nation of compassion by transforming fundholders’ philanthropic objectives into realities.
Over the last decade, our Foundation has granted over $125 million in charitable distributions to a range of philanthropic interests, including education, human services, the arts, and faith-based organizations, while our legacy initiative for the future has reached an estimated $270 million in bequests and endowment commitments.*
Of our many accomplishments, the one we value most is the trust and confidence of our fundholders and their advisors. We are diligent in our pursuit of excellence and have been since the beginning. Our outstanding team of volunteers, professional leadership, and experienced staff leads to our proud standing as one of the premier co…
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
The Daniels Family Israel Education Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation will award $2,000 to fund a student attending an international education trip to Europe and Israel (i.e. March of the Living, Heritage Quest or other approved experiences).
The 2019 Fall Edition of Funders’ File, a publication of special programs in our community which are in need of support, is now available! Building a strong future for the Dallas community has always been our priority, and we are pleased to continue bringing to your attention several interesting 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.