For more than 30 years, the Jewish Community Foundation has earned the trust of donors by helping them to realize their individual dreams for a stronger, healthier community.
The Jewish Community Foundation was established as the endowment development program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation in 1973, with a goal of encouraging planned giving in our community and providing the expertise to structure and manage planned gifts that benefit current and future generations.
The Jewish Community Foundation’s mission is to:
Assist individuals and families to achieve their philanthropic goals in the most tax-advantaged manner.
Develop both restricted and unrestricted endowment funds that will form a permanent base of support for our local community, our agencies, and our programs.
Work with professionals in the areas of estate, tax, and financial planning to provide the most current information pertinent to charitable giving.
Be the Jewish community’s foundation … serving the needs of our people locally, nationally, in
To learn more about how the Jewish Community Foundation can help you reach your philanthropic goals, call (414) 390-5737.
Did you know that your assets can provide lasting support to others while still benefiting you and your family? Through careful planning today, charitable gifts can have a future impact far beyond your expectations. There are four broad categories that describe most planned gifts:
Book of Life Program
Anyone who has made a commitment to establish an endowment or leave a bequest to the Jewish community is encouraged to sign the Book of Life, a collection of individual histories, hopes and dreams from people of all walks of life. Click here to learn more.
To Make a Distribution from Your Fund
Click here to download a distribution request form as a first step to making a distribution from your fund. Please complete the form and follow instructions to fax or email to JCF.
Grants and Scholarships
Caren B. Goldberg,
Bert L. Bilsky,
Senior Legacy Advisor
Director of Women's Philanthropy