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Putting Philanthropic Capital to Work

We offer a range of choices for creating change: from traditional investments and grantmaking to values-aligned investment pools and innovative impact lending programs.

Community Impact Lending

The Federation is working with leading partners in the US and Israel to support underserved communities by making loans of pooled capital from donor-advised funds and supporting foundations. Unlike grants, impact loans offer the potential to return capital back to the philanthropic funds so that it can be “recycled” into other charitable purposes. The Community Impact Lending program supports small business relief, affordable housing, clean energy, and other areas.

With a Federation donor-advised fund or supporting foundation, you have access to innovative philanthropic programs that leverage our collective community strength to create immediate and lasting change.

Ready to get started?

Learn more about Community Impact Lending 

Request a meeting with a philanthropy advisor 

Open a Donor-Advised Fund 

Investment Pools

Align Your Investing with Jewish Values to Create Positive Change

We offer two types of investment portfolios for your donor-advised funds:

  • Values-aligned/actively managed investment portfolios are made up of stocks that score well on Environmental, Social, and Governance factors (ESG) and exclude those stocks that do not align with our values.
  • Values-neutral/passive investment portfolios use index funds seeking to replicate stock and bond markets.

Learn more about our donor-advised fund investment options.

Watch the DAF Investments Webinar for insights from our investment manager, Pavilion, a Mercer practice.


We believe in full transparency and are committed to sharing regular updates on the outcomes of our impact investing initiatives and portfolios. Please watch this space for updates in the future.