About Donor Advised Funds

Philanthropy is a powerful way to improve a community. The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation strives to maximize the impact and effectiveness of giving while relieving fundholders of tedious administrative burdens by providing all-encompassing philanthropic services.

A Donor Advised Fund can be established with a donation of cash or securities valued at $5,000 or more. You may add to the fund whenever it benefits your giving or tax needs. You’ll receive a charitable tax deduction at the time of the contribution, but retain the option to recommend grants when you are ready, over the course of years or even generations. You’ll also have access to our philanthropic advisors on staff to assist in exploring organizations or fields of interest you may wish to support.


  • Supports any eligible charity in the United States, including houses of worship, schools and universities
  • Sends collective message of Jewish community support to charities
  • Offers tax advantages
  • Provides philanthropic vehicle for future generations
  • Adheres to strict confidentiality policy
  • Assures anonymity upon request
  • No annual distribution requirement
  • $50 minimum grant recommendations
  • $2,000 minimum balance required
  • $5,000 minimum (cash or securities) to open

Please contact us for additional information concerning your philanthropic needs. The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is here to help.

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

E-mail: info@djcf.org
Phone: (214) 615-9351
Fax: (214) 363-5942