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

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.   BBYO $8,000 General operations, building expansion and ongoing programs to support the thousands of youths BBYO serves.   CHAI $15,000 Day Habilitation services and life skills programs that impart independence and self-sufficiency to adults with intellectual disabilities.   Congregation Beth Torah $10,000 Part-time specialist for its pilot program to provide learning support for 25, K-12 students with learning disabilities.   Foster Kids Charity $12…

Scholarship 2020

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).
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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.
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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 - 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