Donor Advised Funds

Realize your philanthropic vision and charitable impact with a Donor Advised Fund (DAF).

With charitable tax deductions, a DAF allows you to invest, grow,
and distribute assets to your preferred charities.

When you open your DAF with the Jewish Community Foundation*, you will access our particular expertise on social issues in the Jewish community and the broader world. Your DAF allows you to make charitable gifts to your fund when most convenient for your tax or financial planning and distribute anytime to the qualified 501c3 charities or causes you care about in the Jewish community and beyond.

Our customized fundholder support includes:

  • personalized service and philanthropic guidance, including support and a fund structure to engage children in philanthropy and grow the impact of your giving
  • competitive fees, a convenient web-based transaction platform
  • the capacity to accept gifts of complex assets including small business interests and real estate
  • access to unique communities of learning and collaborative funding vehicles to accelerate your impact

Your Jewish Community Foundation DAF:

  • Can be established quickly and easily with a minimum of $10,000.
  • Can be funded with cash, securities, or other types of assets, including complex assets.
  • Invests your fund in a sophisticated portfolio to grow tax-free.

To learn more, click here.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Goldstein at [email protected] or 301-230-7228.

The Jewish Community Foundation and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington do not offer tax, financial, or legal advice. Please consult your advisors.

About the Jewish Community Foundation
The newly reimagined Jewish Community Foundation, formerly Federation’s United Jewish Endowment fund, works to advance a thriving and equitable world by inspiring generosity within and beyond the Jewish community, empowering philanthropists to collaborate and learn with others, and maximize impact by investing in systemic, lasting change. We believe in a thriving and equitable world with a vibrant Jewish community where all people can reach their full potential and feel like they belong.

Informed by Jewish values, the Jewish Community Foundation inspires, connects, and educates individuals and families on maximizing their philanthropic impact. We support philanthropists in establishing and executing their philanthropic vision by connecting them with the philanthropic community, facilitating collaborative learning and funding opportunities, convening dialogues on issues vital to achieving impact, and more. To learn more and get involved, contact Sara Brenner, Executive Director, at [email protected].