Establish Endowments

Your commitment to the community is evidenced by your actions – your volunteer hours, the responsibilities you assume, and the traditions and values you convey directly and indirectly. An endowment fund expresses your charitable passions. It transmits your current commitments to the next generation and generations to come by telling the story of what matters most to you.

An endowment fund provides an ongoing source of income to a named organization, or for a charitable purpose such as education, health care, or the arts. Dallas Jewish Community Foundation staff members are here to help you assess and define your long-term vision and to incorporate your wishes into a customized fund document outlining a viable plan. The goal is to protect the fund’s principal while perpetuating your commitment and maximizing personal financial and estate planning benefits.

Frequently Used Methods to Fund an Endowment:

  • An outright gift. This is the easiest way to create an endowment, using cash or appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds, or real estate.
  • A life insurance policy. The reasonable cost and tax benefit make this particularly appealing to younger donors. Premiums may be tax-deductible.
  • A donor-advised fund or supporting foundation. Donors may recommend annual transfers or dedicate the remainder of a fund or supporting foundation.
  • An IRA or pension fund. IRS guidelines regarding taxation of distributions of IRA assets make these assets ideal for transfer to a charity. A portion of these funds can be used to create an endowment as part of a financial or estate plan.
  • A charitable income plan, charitable remainder trust, or charitable gift annuity. Receive life income payments with tax benefits. The remainder may be contributed to an endowment fund.
  • A simple bequest in a will or trust.

Planned Giving

What legacy do you want to leave for future generations?
What we do today can have a lasting impact. There are many ways you can create a legacy for the next generation. Whether it is a part of your estate, your IRA, insurance policy, or other assets combined, you can make a difference.
Please contact us at 214.615.9351 if you have any questions or would like to meet regarding your legacy plans. There is no obligation, and all legacy planning is complimentary.


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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