What's New in Philanthropic Services?

The Jewish Community Endowment Fund offers a menu of services to funders within its auspices, advising and advancing the philanthropic impact of individuals and families. We offer private consultations, philanthropy education and networking, and philanthropic guidance and administration. For funders with a supporting foundation or a Donor Advised Fund, staff are available to provide the following services: Philanthropic Planning, Strategic Grantmaking, Fund Management and Administration, and Next Generation and Intergenerational Philanthropy.

What's new?

  • The Philanthropic Service department is interested in having personal, one-on-one conversations, in person or over the phone, with Donor Advised Fund holders to get to know them and learn more about their interests.  The goal is to better understand our donors and determine what specific needs our clients have.  If you would like to be part of these conversations, please contact Sue Schwartzman.
  • Come be inspired by our teen philanthropists.  Whether you have kids or grandkids, nieces or nephews about to enter high school that you want to encourage to get involved in philanthropy; or, if you are looking for personal inspiration, come to one of the upcoming Teen Foundation grant celebrations: June 1 in the North Peninsula, 8 PM at Peninsula Sinai Congregation and June 6 at 7 PM at Kol Shofar in Marin for our Marin/SF Teen Foundation.
  • Last month we brought in Danielle York from 21/64, an expert in multi-generational philanthropy and family systems to speak on “Healthy, Wealthy Families: Tips for success and well- being for all stages of life."  Danielle’s top tips were:
  1. We can’t expect our children will know what to do with money, if we don’t teach them how to use it first. Teach your children about financial fluency by asking them to help budget your next vacation.
  2. Allow your kids to make mistakes and fail at times.  Teach children how to tolerate discomfort by telling them about hard times your family faced.
  3. Lastly, teach them about developing a worldview by exposing them to a variety of settings outside of your own home.
  4. Allow your kids to see your own imperfections.  Don’t let them grow up thinking life is always in perfect presentation.  This allows them to develop realistic expectations and to deal with adversity when it arises.
For more information on Philanthropic Services at JCF, contact Amy Rabbino, or call 415.512.6212.



May 24, 2013