About Donor Advised Funds

Philanthropy is a powerful way to improve a community. The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation strives to maximize the impact and effectiveness of giving while relieving fundholders of tedious administrative burdens by providing all-encompassing philanthropic services.

Through generous fundholders, Dallas Jewish Community Foundation Donor Advised Funds distributed the majority of our $12.7 million in grants to more than 900 nonprofit organizations supporting local, national and international charitable interests during our 2013 fiscal year.

A Donor Advised Fund can be established with a donation of cash or securities valued at $5,000 or more. You may add to the fund whenever it benefits your giving or tax needs. You’ll receive a charitable tax deduction at the time of the contribution, but retain the option to recommend grants when you are ready, over the course of years or even generations. You’ll also have access to our philanthropic advisors on staff to assist in exploring organizations or fields of interest you may wish to support.

 

At-A-Glance

  • Supports any eligible charity in the United States, including houses of worship, schools and universities
  • Sends collective message of Jewish community support to charities
  • Offers tax advantages
  • Provides philanthropic vehicle for future generations
  • Adheres to strict confidentiality policy
  • Assures anonymity upon request
  • No annual distribution requirement
  • $50 minimum grant recommendations
  • $2,000 minimum balance required
  • $5,000 minimum (cash or securities) to open


Please contact us for additional information concerning your philanthropic needs. The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is here to help.

 

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 32nd 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