Important 2020 Year-end Deadlines & Information

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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.

2020 Annual Meeting Wrap Up!

Even the pandemic couldn’t prevent this year’s event from being a success!

See them here: 2020 Unsung Heroes
Missed the meeting? Watch it here!

The evening was spent celebrating and honoring the many agencies, volunteers and employees, and DJCF/SWCF leadership. Hundreds of attendees experienced, firsthand, the extraordinary work the DJCF/SWCF has accomplished both in and around the community and all the great work done behind the scenes of so many different nonprofits – the Unsung Heroes.

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, as has been every year, participants learned which agencies were the recipients of this year’s nearly $130,000 in grants from the Sylvan T. Baer Foundation.

Congratulations to all the agencies whose great work is admired and to those whose work will now be just a little (financially) easier because of the generosity of Baer Foundation...!

College Scholarships

Fall 2021-22 College Scholarships Application Process Is Open

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and Southwest Community Foundation provide a variety of scholarships to students from Dallas, Denton and Collin Counties. While the overall majority of scholarships are for students from the tri-county area, there are many exception. There are also scholarships for students at the University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Southern Methodist University, plus a variety of graduate school scholarships.

Students who are U.S. citizens, or who have attained legal status to reside in the U.S., and who plan to attend school full time from fall 2021 through spring 2022 are welcome to apply. Other criteria are detailed when you begin the application.

High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students of any and all faiths are encouraged to apply...

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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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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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