The Foundation offices are closed to visitors due to COVID.

Office staff continue serving our fundholders, partners and constituents offsite without disruption. Updates provided as they become available.

Planning Resources, 2021 Giving

As we move into 2021, we hope you harness the sense of renewal and realignment that graciously comes to us each new year to reassess and renew your philanthropic goals.

You may already have a plan set in place to make sure there is good happening in your world. It may be your alma mater or perhaps a literacy program or food bank in your community.

As you continue using your tried-and-true modes of giving, such as your donor advised fund, consider some of the items explained in our video library as you plan your 2021 giving strategy.

Have you thought about making a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime? Or perhaps you have not considered the tax implications if you plan to leave stock or IRAs to your family. If you donate them to a nonprofit, you could receive a tax benefit instead.

Our video library is beneficial for anyone thinking ahead and unsure of what questions to ask. These videos contain substantive topics of interest for nonprofit organizations and donors alike. We hope this resource will inspire you. It is the collective impact of people like you who will ensure 2021 is full of hope and light. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

2021 Winter Storm Response

Given the unprecedented weather conditions and their resulting effects, the Foundation is providing support to those affected. Our community is benefiting from so many besides us. Within days of millions losing power and water, some local kosher establishments, coordinated by Chaim Goldfeder of Kosher Palate, offered free hot kosher meals for anyone in need, distributing thousands of meals the week of the storm. To ensure they were able to continue this generous offering, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas made the swift decision to fund many of these meals.

Now, the Foundation is prepared to help the broader community as a whole. We have established the Natural Disaster Emergency Response Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation which will provide emergency aid to nonprofit organizations that are providing vital and urgent assistance to affected communities and families. With many still suffering even after the power returns – burst pipes, plumbing issues, and more – it is not just personal homes being affected. Many of the buildings that house nonprofits have major issues, one coming to mind is a shelter that had to close for first time in 35 years due to structural damages. This fund will make emergency grants to both agencies that need the help and those that are providing help to the needy.

They Need Your Help!

This edition of Funders’ File contains a record 18 submissions* from our partner agencies for your consideration. 

We have a long list of nonprofit agencies - our custodial partners - that invest their assets with the Foundation and this is their opportunity to share their most urgent needs and/or transformative programs.

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Overnight Jewish Camp Scholarship

Applications for the Essie and Reuben Rosenbloom Jewish Overnight Camping Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation are now being accepted!

This special, need-based scholarship assists Dallas Jewish children entering grades 3-8 next fall who otherwise would not have an opportunity to attend Jewish overnight camps. Since the creation of this fund, over 300 campers from Dallas, Denton and Collin counties have been able to attend camp.
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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.


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Scott R. Cohen - CD Wealth Management, CFP®, CFS®, CAP®
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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…
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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…
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Contact Us

Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Byrna & Joe Funk Family Philanthropy Center
12700 Hillcrest Road, Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75230

Phone: (214) 615-9351
Fax: (214) 363-5942