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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Meet Our New Space


Many things happen behind the scenes of the Foundation that further reinforce its efforts to always move the community forward. Did You Know? is now a dedicated space each month to share things you might not know about the DJCF.
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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.

Faces Of The Foundation

We believe that the Jewish Community Foundation is one of the lowest cost, most efficient, best managed foundations we know of...
Joyce and Selly Belofsky
While I was giving birth to my son three years ago, I went suddenly blind. I had to move forward with my life, so I decided to get a guide dog, Roxi. Thank you for caring, and for being so generous. You are changing lives...
Chag Sameach, Ruth & Roxi
We delight in the vibrant, diverse, active, growing greater Dallas Jewish community, and feel our participation with the DJCF assures its continued growth and development...
Carol and Harold Pinker
Through the visionary grant of the DJCF, the Gardens of Friendship project is opening the world of gardening to our children, helping them grow and bloom along with their gardens...
2016 Gardens of Friendship Project Recipient
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
Establishing a scholarship fund at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation has proven to be an immense joy to clients who have done so...
Ira Silverman, Silverman Goodwin LLP
The two time assistance from the Priya Fund allowed us to focus on the physical aspect of the treatment. Thank G-d, we are now the proud parents of Ari and Eliana...
Shira and Dmitriy Olukhov and Family
"For me, the reward of being a DJCF fund holder is equally matched by the honor of serving on a DJCF scholarship committee...
Ann Zimmerman Gallant
I am forever indebted to DJCF for their generosity in awarding me scholarships* to receive my college degree...
Jordan Herskowitz
Having a DJCF donor advised fund for many years has greatly simplified our charitable giving. Through our donor advised fund, we are able to recommend grants to many worthy organizations and fulfill our desire to help make the world a bette…
Julie and Scott Miller and Family

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