Jewish Communal Fund
Policies & Procedures

Welcome to the Jewish Communal Fund

We invite you to use our Donor Advised Funds to make charitable giving...

JCF handles the administrative work. No more worries about tracking receipts for donations to charities; you receive a single letter for tax filing

You can easily recommend and track grants on our secure website

When you make a contribution, you receive an immediate tax deduction

You have the flexibility to set the timetable for recommending grants to your favorite IRS-qualified public charities

JCF reports its grant-making in the aggregate, so your grants are not subject to public

You can recommend an investment allocation for your fund and the assets may grow tax-free

Funds may be created for families, and special low-balance funds are available for minors and people ages 30 and under


JCF's Commitment to Support the Jewish Community

Each year, the JCF Board of Trustees awards a significant community gift to the Annual Campaign of UJA-Federation of New York. In addition to this gift, JCF supports initiatives in the community with grants from the JCF Special Gifts Fund, an endowment fund established by our trustees. Since 1999, the JCF Special Gifts Fund has distributed more than $15 million to dozens of worthy causes supporting the Jewish community throughout the greater metropolitan area and Israel.