Jewish Community Foundation

The Jewish Community Foundation partners with individuals, families, and community organizations to help them achieve their philanthropic goals. As a leading resource for philanthropy in San Diego, the Foundation manages over $700 million in assets and has facilitated over $1.8 billion in grants since 1967. The JCF is a national model for its legacy endowment building and youth philanthropy programs.


The Jewish Community Foundation is committed to:

  • Building flourishing Jewish communities
  • Advancing sustainable, just, and vibrant societies

in San Diego, Israel, nationally, and around the globe.


The Jewish Community Foundation collaborates with individuals and organizations, and leverages philanthropic capital, to advance this vision.


Guided by Jewish values, the Jewish Community Foundation combines donor-driven philanthropy, investing and education with trusted, personalized service enabling individuals and organizations to effectively dedicate their resources for maximum benefit in the community.


Tzedakah (justice)
Ethical responsibilities, sacred work, tikkun olam

Dor l’dor (generation to generation)
Passing on values, strengthening future generations, the importance of elders and youth

Kavod (respect)
Listening, responsiveness, acts of loving kindness, being inclusive, integrity, truthfulness

Torah (learning)
Love of Judaic wisdom and teachings

Derech Eretz (way of the land)
Transparency, accountability, excellent governance