In Memoriam

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation mourns the loss of its President/CEO, Meyer L. Bodoff z"l, an incredible leader, friend, mentor and colleague In his role for the past 12 years, Meyer inspired tremendous growth for the Foundation thereby making the Dallas Jewish Community stronger. One of Meyer's greatest gifts was his innate ability to give meaning to the mundane. Through stories and laughter Meyer could make anyone smile, and provided support, guidance, trust, and love to everyone he encountered. Meyer was first and foremost a family man, and our thoughts and prayers extend to his family. Meyer was a true visionary and strongly rooted in his faith. Most important was his deep connection to our Jewish values of Tikkun Olam and L'Dor V'Dor, both that leave this world a better place. That's why being the President/CEO of the Foundation was so easy for Meyer, as he embodied all of these values and understood the impact of our legacies Meyer was often found quoting great philosophers, thinkers, and leaders as he endeavored on imparting important teachings and wisdom. One of Meyer's favorite quotes was "It is the responsibility of every human being to aspire to do something worthwhile, to make this world a better place than the one he or she found." Through his generosity, vision, passion and daily acts of love and compassion, our world was made better by Meyer Bodoff. Contributions can be made to the Meyer L. Bodoff Memorial Fund of the DJCF by going to
Donate. May his memory always be for a blessing.

200+ celebrated amazing recipients

Recently, 200+people of all walks of life celebrated and applauded amazing diverse students that share a distinct passion to learn and the donors who helped make their education dreams possible. Some students are just starting out while others obtaining their second (or third) degree. Now all share a common bond- being part of an applicant pool of more than 700 students reviewed anonymously by 65 volunteers and determined to be the best of the best. These 64 students are impressive outside the classroom too, with talents that received a multitude of accolades and awards.

Urgent Needs & Transformative Programs

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.

Read More

Meet Our New Space


Charity, charite, caridad, nachstenliebe, carita. This is charity in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. Charity is an important word in any language. You may have noticed I did not include charity in Hebrew...
Read More

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