Tailor charitable gifts to match your philanthropic vision and financial goals through The Jewish Community Foundation, a service of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.
The Jewish Community Foundation of St. Louis (JCF) helps individuals and families make personal investments in causes and organizations that build a vibrant future for our Jewish people and the entire community. For years, hundreds of worthwhile organizations—here in St. Louis, across the United States, in Israel, and around the world—have benefited from the millions of dollars in distributions made through the JCF.
The JCF currently administers various charitable giving vehicles including Donor-Advised Philanthropic Funds, Supporting Foundations, Endowments and Trusts. These funds provide support to organizations that sustain the arts, healthcare research, senior services, Jewish education, the environment, law enforcement, youth programs, outreach to vulnerable populations, social action initiatives, religious pursuits, Israel advocacy and countless other worthwhile causes. As diverse as these organizations may be, they enjoy one common denominator: the generosity of hundreds of donors who have placed their trust in the JCF.
Establishing a planned gift with the JCF gives you the opportunity to create a charitable legacy that continues to strengthen the Jewish community long into the future. You may choose to provide unrestricted funds to meet community needs, or you may want to support specific organizations, programs, projects or initiatives. The JCF serves as your trusted steward, but you alone determine how your gift is designated.
Like your passions, your financial circumstances are unique. The JCF’s skilled professionals can tailor charitable gift planning opportunities to match your personal goals. What’s more, they are devoted to making charitable giving simple, effective and satisfying – both for you and for the beneficiary organizations that benefit from the coordinated management of community endowments. The JCF is uniquely positioned to incorporate Jewish values into its philanthropic endeavors. No one else is as well-equipped to help you transform your dreams and passions into a lasting legacy.
The Jewish Community Foundation of St. Louis will help turn your dreams into a lasting legacy. Call today to get started: (314) 442-3740.
A Philanthropic Fund is a fund established with The Jewish Community Foundation. The dollars you contribute grow tax-free managed by The Jewish Community Foundation while you, the donor advisor, retain the privilege to make recommendations for charitable grants to a broad range of organizations, both secular and religous.
A Supporting Foundation is an independent tax-exempt entity with its own identity and corporate structure. It is governed and operated by its own Board of Trustees and qualifies as a public charity — and therefore, a tax-exempt entity — because of its affiliation with The Jewish Community Foundation.
An endowment is a fund of The Jewish Community Foundation that provides an annual income or a tailored stream of payments to support programs, projects, agencies, organizations or initiatives of particular interest to you and your family.
A bequest in your will or trust agreement commits a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residue of your estate to a charitable purpose. It’s never too early to establish a bequest as your lasting legacy.
Life Income Gifts
A Life Income Gift allows you to support causes that you care about while maintaining your financial security. Your legacy gift to The Jewish Community Foundation will pay an income to you and/or other beneficiaries from the investment of the assets. Upon the death of the last beneficiary or the end of a fixed term of years chosen by the donor, the remaining value of the gift will pass to The Jewish Community Foundation to be used as you have designated.
Gifting appreciated stock is a great way to support the Jewish Federation and our community organizations, while also realizing increased tax advantages. Charitable contributions of appreciated stock provide two potential income-tax advantages. The first is a charitable deduction – generally for the fair market value of the securities at the time of the contribution. The second benefit is that individuals are not taxed on the capital gain that would result if they sold the property.
With a gift of life insurance, you can create a large endowment even if you don’t currently have the funds to do so. You can either name The Jewish Community Foundation the beneficiary of the policy, or use the policy to replace the value of other assets that you would like to give to The Jewish Community Foundation.