The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) was established in 1967 and believe that every individual has the power to make a difference and together we can change the world. By partnering with individuals, families, and community organizations, JCF engages, educates, and inspires generations of givers to achieve their philanthropic goals and secures current and future support for a vibrant Jewish and general community in San Diego, Israel, and around the world.
JCF San Diego has been nationally recognized for several initiatives, most notably their Endowment Leadership Institute (ELI) teaching local Jewish organizations how to build their endowments, plus the Trusted Charitable Advisor (TCA) program, a network of San Diego professional advisors who are dedicated to building relationships and integrating charitable planning as a strategy for achieving clients’ overall goals.
With its launch of the Impact Investment Pool in 2017, JCF became the first Jewish community foundation to offer donors impact investing options, with several investments being made right here in San Diego. JCF has also been locally recognized for its work supporting other nonprofits in the region, facilitating grant programs and offering educational workshops for organizational staff.
JCF is honored to hold Donor Advised Funds on behalf of more than 850 individuals and family fund holders, and we hold custodial and endowment funds for more than 80 local organizations. During fiscal year 2019-20, the Foundation awarded and facilitated $78 million in 7,300 grants to more than 1,800 organizations. Please visit www.jcfsandiego.org for more information.