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.

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Help our Jewish Community Flourish with a Jewish Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
Double your Donations Through our DAF Partner Agency Matching Program

Support Immediate Needs in Israel through the Fund for Women and Girls
Give today to help women and girls impacted by the Israel-Hamas war.

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$300 million
in assets managed by the Jewish Community Foundation

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$175 million
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.

Fund Types

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. (Download/print PDF)

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.

Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE) or Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) Funds (LOJE) ensure your support of Federation’s Annual Campaign will continue in perpetuity.

Read the Joint Statement on Solidarity and Justice
from the Jewish Community Foundation, the Greater Washington Community Foundation, and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.

The Jewish Community Foundation does not provide legal, financial, or tax advice.
Donors are encouraged to seek independent tax and legal counsel.

The Jewish Community Foundation
6101 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100
North Bethesda, MD 20852