2019 Year-End Giving Deadlines

For Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) and Supporting Foundations

Contribution Guidelines

Refer to these critical dates below to ensure that contributions are received by December 31, the IRS deadline for yearly tax deduction eligibility. 

Contribution Type Deadlines and Instructions
  • Mail must be postmarked by Tuesday, December 31.
  • Drop off checks to our office by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 30.

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
[ATTN: Donor-Advised Funds OR Supporting Foundations]
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Stock Transfers
  • Must hit our account by Tuesday, December 31.

For DAFs:
Email us and specify the stock name and number of shares OR complete and send the Contribution Transmittal Form.

For Supporting Foundations:
Contact Brian Mendel at 415.512.6276

Wire Transfers
  • Must be received by the Federation by 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31.
  • To ensure proper processing, we recommend initiating wires at least two business days prior to ensure timely delivery.

For DAFs:
Complete the Contribution Transmittal Form.

For Supporting Foundations:
Contact Brian Mendel at 415.512.6276

Restricted Stock
  • Note that processing may take up to 2-3 weeks before proceeds are deposited into your fund/foundation.

Peggy Maskey at 415.512.6238

Granting Guidelines

Although grant recommendations from your donor-advised fund or supporting foundation are not a taxable event, follow the guidelines below to help ensure that charities receive grants by year-end.

Contribution Type Deadline and Instructions

Donor-Advised Funds

  • Log into the Donor Portal to make a grant recommendation or download, print, and fax, mail or email the Grant Recommendation Form.
  • To ensure processing by year-end, submit your grant recommendations by Friday, December 13. *Grant recommendations submitted after December 13 may still be approved. Grants will continue to be processed weekly and mailed out each Friday, and we will mail our final batch of grants for 2019 on Friday, December 27.

For Supporting Foundations:
Contact Camille Menke at 415.512.6228

Supporting Foundations