In keeping with the national efforts to minimize and mitigate the Covid-19 health crisis, the Foundation offices have closed.

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.

From Chairman Andy Dropkin

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas Unite to Sustain Community During Time of Crisis with a $500,000 Grant Funded to Jump-Start Emergency Crisis Campaign

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation are pleased to announce a collaborative effort with the launch of the Emergency Crisis Fund, providing a combined initial contribution of $500,000. The partnership between these two organizations demonstrates their united commitment to meet the urgent needs of our Dallas area Jewish agencies, schools, shuls, and organizations who will serve and sustain our most vulnerable population during this unprecedented time.

This emergency campaign is designed to provide a lifeline of triage funding during this ever-evolving crisis. Of the $500,000 seed money, $300,000 will come from the Joint Community Grant Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and $200,000 coming from the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation’s General Endowment Fund...

The Time Is Now

“These are the times that try men’s souls,” said Thomas Paine...

And "These are times in which our character is being tested; our wisdom, our empathy, our compassion, and our selflessness are being tried," said Andres Spokoiny.

And certainly, these are trying ours.

Today, we are facing an emergency as a community. Many of our neighbors have lost jobs. Our elderly are shut in. Families are struggling together as they shelter in place. Our agencies – agencies created by our community to care for us, to educate us, to provide a safe place to come together – are being tested as never before.

While each agency is trying to innovate to continue their vital work, their financial resources are drying up quickly. Fundraisers have been canceled, refunds are being demanded, and donations are not coming in. Our agencies, schools, synagogues, and temples are facing financial burdens they may not be able to overcome...

Sylvan T. Baer Application

The Sylvan T. Baer Foundation has a limited amount of grant dollars available to distribute each year. Therefore it announces a skip one grant cycle effective 2020 to increase the number of worthy Jewish organizations available to receive funds. If your organization submitted a grant application and did not receive funding last year, or your organization has never applied, you are eligible to apply. Any organization that received a grant award in October 2019, will not be eligible to re-apply until May of 2021. 
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Planning for the 2020 Professional Advisors Seminar is Underway!


Our 25th Anniversary Professional Advisors Seminar on October 7, 2020, promises to be another great event!

This year, the Foundation is pleased to once again welcome Christopher Erblich, who after resounding feedback and praise, is back by popular demand. Christopher is office managing partner at Husch Blackwell and is a staple in the industry...

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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.


The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation continues to be very helpful in working together to meet the various philanthropic goals and desires that many of my clients have. Meyer Bodoff and his staff are very professional and continue to adapt…
Scott R. Cohen - CD Wealth Management, CFP®, CFS®, CAP®
I have the privilege to serve as Chair of Create A Jewish Legacy, the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation's endowment and bequest initiative. That gives me the chance to collaborate with community partners and their donors to ask their const…
Stuart Prescott - Marsh & McLennan Agency Known Locally as Prescott Pailet Benefits
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…
Sandy Kaufman - Stanford Kaufman & Associates
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…
M. Alan Alspaugh, CLU, CAP® - Eagle Strategies, LLC
Our relationship with Dallas Jewish Community Foundation goes all the way back to its formation as a separate entity in 1999. We are very proud of this relationship and continue to enjoy watching the Foundation grow in size and stature as …
David Rosenberg - Thompson & Knight LLP
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…
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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