Jewish Community Foundation
(Formerly Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund)
The Jewish Community Foundation partners with and inspires philanthropists and the Greater Washington community to advance a thriving, equitable world where all people can reach their full potential. Combining Jewish values with personalized service, we inspire generosity, support philanthropists in maximizing their impact, and build and participate in learning and funding communities to make systemic, lasting change for generations to come, within and beyond the Jewish community.
“We achieve greatness by handing our values into the next generation and empowering them to go and build the future”
–Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z”l
in assets managed by the Jewish Community Foundation
in grants facilitated by the Jewish Community Foundation over the last 15 years (formerly as Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund)
Explore the Pathways to Philanthropic Giving
The Jewish Community Foundation offers several funds and gift types to match your philanthropic goals. Below are just a few of the options. To learn more, contact us.
Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) serve as charitable giving funds designed to invest, grow, and distribute assets to your favorite charities. Jewish Community Foundation DAFs offer access to our particular expertise in Jewish philanthropy, competitive fees, a convenient, web-based platform for transactions, and support for donors with complex assets including small business interests and real estate.
Field of Interest or Donor Designated Funds empower you to direct your impact to specific areas of interest, such as Jewish education, Israel, or aging populations, for the betterment of our community.
General Endowment Funds or Memorial Funds enable you to create a permanent legacy in your name or the name of a loved one, with the spendable amount distributed to meet critical communal needs and support innovative programs.