2021 Year-End Giving Deadlines

For Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) and Supporting Foundations

Contribution Guidelines

This year, The Federation is closed on December 31, however contributions will be accepted for 2021 as outlined below. 

Refer to these critical dates and instructions to ensure that contributions are received by the IRS deadline for tax deduction eligibility.

Contribution Type Deadlines and Instructions
  • Mail must be postmarked by Friday, December 31.
  • Drop off checks to our office by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 29.

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 Friday, December 31.
  • Please email us the specific security and number of shares you are transferring.

For DAFs:
Email at DAF@sfjcf.org and specify the stock name and number of shares OR complete and send the Contribution Transmittal Form to DAF@sfjcf.org.

For Supporting Foundations:
Contact Brian Mendel at 415.512.6276

Wire Transfers
  • Must be received by the Federation by 11:00 am on Friday, December 31. Our bank will be closed for the holiday after this time.
  • 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 and email it to DAF@sfjcf.org.

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.

April Elam at 415.369.2876

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 DAF@sfjcf.org
  • To ensure processing by year-end, submit your grant recommendations by Monday, December 6. *Grant recommendations submitted after December 6 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 2021 on Thursday, December 23.

For Supporting Foundations:
Contact Camille Menke at 415.512.6228

Supporting Foundations