Chazak, chazak, v’nitchazek: Be strong, be strong, and let us strengthen each other.
Building a permanent source of financial support for a vibrant, enduring Jewish community.
Since 1972, the Jewish Community Foundation has been helping people support the Jewish and secular causes most important to them. As the largest resource for Jewish philanthropy in Greater Phoenix, we help donors achieve their charitable and financial goals, having earned the trust of our donors and the community of professional advisors who work with us: attorneys, estate planners, trust officers, insurance professionals, accountants, and financial advisors.
Visionary Endowment Building
From our beginnings, a thoughtful and committed group of community leaders had the foresight to see that the Jewish Community Foundation was ideally suited to help strengthen our community through long-term, meaningful endowment building. That same vision continues to guide the Foundation today and into the future. We devote everything we do and every resource we have to improving the quality of Jewish life in our community and to responding to emergencies facing the Jewish people. In other words, we provide sustainable resources to make the Jewish community’s vision a reality.
What We Do
Our chief role is to serve as the region’s center for long-term Jewish philanthropy, providing grants to Jewish and non-Jewish community organizations from permanent endowment funds and donor advised funds. We’re proud of our distinguished record of excellence as a grantmaking foundation and as the steward of the community’s philanthropic and endowment funds. We provide important advice and counsel to donors who seek our help as they create charitable legacy plans that will support the needs of the community for generations to come. We also teach and mentor our community’s young people to be responsible donors and future philanthropists through our B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program.
Where We Are Located
We are located inside the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus at the southeast corner of Scottsdale and Sweetwater Roads, along with several other organizations, including the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Phoenix, Council For Jews With Special Needs, Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Jewish Genetic Diseases Center of Greater Phoenix, Jewish Tuition Organization, Pardes Jewish Day School, and the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center.
Who We Are NOT
Because of our name (Jewish Community Foundation), people understandably confuse us with other local organizations doing good within the Jewish community. While we deeply appreciate their work, we are not affiliated with any of the following organizations:
Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix
The Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix was established in 2012 with the merger of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center and the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus.
Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
The Jewish Federation raises funds through its annual Campaign for Jewish Needs and uses those funds to support and collaborate with Jewish organizations in Phoenix, Israel and around the world.
Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center builds connections to the Jewish community in a setting that enriches physical, mental and spiritual growth. The VOSJCC offers a wide range of educational, cultural, social, fitness and recreational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service
JFCS is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that strengthens the community by offering high quality behavioral health and social services to children, families and adults of all ages, in accordance with a Jewish value system that cares about all humanity.