In keeping with national efforts to mitigate the Covid-19 health crisis, Foundation offices closed to the public March 18, 2020

Though onsite operations have briefly ceased, office staff are equipped to continue serving our fundholders, partners and constituents without disruption. We are confident the country will quickly resume its normal day-to-day and we are ready when it does. Updates will be provided as they become available.

2020 Annual Meeting

The 2020 Unsung Heroes Have Been Announced!

See them here: 2020 Unsung Heroes

Given how unique the last few months have been, this year’s annual meeting promises to be even more extraordinary as we showcase not only the great work the DJCF/SWCF has accomplished but the great work done behind the scenes by staff and volunteers of so many different nonprofits.

These nonprofits vary in size and mission but all share one thing in common, they partner with the DJCF/SWCF to be their fiscal manager. And at the event will be the big reveal. Which agencies will receive nearly $175,000 in grants from the Sylvan T. Baer Foundation – you have to RSVP to find out!

Since the SWCF/DJCF wants to continue to lavish meeting attendees there are a few surprises in store. Your mailing address will be requested as all registrants will receive a “celebration kit” that includes lots of treats and ways to celebrate all that are being honored...

North Texas Giving Day

September 1-17, use your Donor Advised Funds to give to nearly 4,000 organizations!

We are so proud our DJCF fundholders will be able to fully participate in North Texas Giving Day. From September 1-17, grants from your Donor Advised Funds can go to almost 4,000 participating nonprofits.

To ensure a seamless process for your recommendations, please:

  • Verify your favorite agencies are participating by entering their name in the search field at this link North Texas Giving Day
  • Recommend your grant through your typical method
  • Specify North Texas Giving Day in your grant recommendation. This will ensure your agency is credited for your generosity.

We are so happy to provide this service to you and look forward to receiving your recommendations.

Mark Your Calendars!

CLE, CLU, CFP, CPE and CTFA credits approved

As we have for the past 25 years, the DJCF will host the Annual Professional Advisors Seminar this fall, but this time virtually. We are so excited to welcome Christopher Erblich, who after resounding feedback and praise, is back by popular demand. The safety of our participants is important to us and our virtual seminar October 7, 2020, promises to be as meaningful and rewarding as the past 24 years. 
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They Need Your Help!

Building a strong future for the Dallas community has always been our priority, and we are pleased to continue bringing to your attention to worthwhile initiatives in the community. This quarter's list of organizations needing your help is now available. 
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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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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…
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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