Jewish Communal Fund has developed numerous resources to assist you and your family in giving more strategically and with increased impact:
Clink!: Making Change by Giving is a new app for teens to help them discover what type of giver they are.
Clink! is available to download for free on iTunes. Here is the direct link: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=941230072&mt=8
Learn more about Clink! and download a User Guide for educators, parents and grandparents by visiting jcfny.org/clink.
Teen Tzedakah Guide
JCF developed the Teen Tzedakah Guide to assist young people in identifying their giving priorities, creating a giving-oriented mission statement, and learning how to research charities. The Tzedakah Guide also features a Jewish text study activity to encourage teens to think about what Jewish tradition has to teach us about the best ways to give to charity.
Download the mini version of the Teen Tzedakah Guide.
Funding Jewish Innovation: A Resource Guide
We’ve all heard the buzzword “innovation” — but what does it really mean? This guide, a collaboration between Jewish Communal Fund and Slingshot, offers practical next steps for finding and funding Jewish innovation. The guide starts by demystifying the term “innovation.” Next, it answers core questions about funding innovation, introduces you to several key players, and guides you on this exciting journey of supporting innovation in Jewish life.
Download the Innovation Guide.
Your Jewish Philanthropy Roadmap
Your Jewish Philanthropy Roadmap helps Jewish funders navigate their philanthropic journeys. Whether you are new to charitable giving, or have been engaged for many years, the Roadmap is a valuable tool to help you be more intentional and strategic about your giving. Use the guide to explore key question such as: What is my relationship and responsibility to the Jewish community and the larger community? How do I find the right balance between my secular and Jewish giving? The Roadmap was created by JCF in partnership with Jewish Funders Network and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
JCF Roadmap – Start Your Journey Conversation Cards
These conversation cards were designed to be used alongside Your Jewish Philanthropy Roadmap. The cards are a fun way to jumpstart meaningful conversation and to provide guidance as you pursue your philanthropic journey. Each card features a question that corresponds to one of the Six Milestones. Take turns answering questions with family members of all ages, trusted colleagues, and friends.
Donors who extend their tradition of charitable giving by making a minimum bequest of $500,000 to JCF receive a complementary Legacy Scrapbook. Designed as a valuable tool for communicating your philanthropic ethos and values with your loved ones, the scrapbook is meant to be an enjoyable activity to share with your heirs.
Legacy Scrapbook Guidebook
The Legacy Scrapbook comes packaged with a helpful Guide to Creating Your Legacy Scrapbook. The Guide features examples of completed scrapbook pages to spark your creativity. Also included are activities to facilitate conversations with your family as you reflect on your values and approach to charitable giving, as well as case studies showcasing your many options for creating a succession plan alongside JCF.
Access to Jewish Funders Network’s Philanthropic Resources
As an institutional member of Jewish Funders Network, JCF provides its fund holders with access to JFN webinars and issue-oriented research related to key funding areas.
Jewish Communal Fund offers many additional resources to our fund holders, including Lunch & Learns, philanthropic educational seminars and webinars. We also offer customized fee-for-service offerings including philanthropic and investment advisory services. Let us know how we can be of assistance to you by emailing Ellen Israelson or calling us at (212) 752-8277.