Gift Plans

THE JEWISH FOUNDATION CAN HELP YOU EXPLORE CHARITABLE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WORK FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Our 660 Funds ($50 million+) include:


Israel and Overseas Endowment Funds
The Jewish Foundation holds restricted endowment funds that guarantee that our community will continue to support Israel and Jewish communities in need overseas. These funds make annual distributions for the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Joint Distribution Committee, or to donor desig..read more

Funds for Those in Need
The Maimonides and Devorah Funds at the Jewish Foundation provide anonymous financial assistance for emergencies and/or medical needs. The purpose of these funds is to help meet immediate needs in the areas of housing, medical care, food, and other emergency relief (coverage of one-ti..read more

Funds for Synagogues
You can establish a restricted endowment fund at the Jewish Foundation for the benefit of your synagogue. Your fund can be designated for specific purposes such as religious school scholarships, adult education or to subsidize membership for those in need, or it can be for general purposes. Your..read more

PACE and LOJE Funds for the Jewish Federation
How can you provide for Jewish education, camps, schools, the frail elderly, those in need, the JCC and for Jews in need abroad and in Israel? By your annual gift to the UJA-Federation of Greater New Haven. And how can you Create a Jewish Legacy to provide for future generations of Jews in Gr..read more

Youth Philanthropy and Build a Tzedakah Funds
The Build-a-Tzedakah program allows young adults to engage in charitable giving by contributing $600 from their Bar or Bat Mitzvah gifts, with a match of $400 from a community donor. With this, the young adult now has a $1000 named charitable fund at the Jewish Foundation—they, or others,..read more

Funds for Jewish Education
You can establish a fund or add to an existing fund for Jewish education. Your fund can be for your scholarships to synagogue schools, Jewish day schools or pre-schools or for March of the Living. You can also add to an existing fund or establish a fund for Jewish special education or for the m..read more

Funds for Jewish Camping
You can establish a restricted endowment fund at the Jewish Foundation for the benefit of Camp Laurelwood or the JCC Camp. Your fund can be designated for specific purposes such as scholarships or it can be for general purposes. Your fund can be named after loved ones or in honor of a special oc..read more

Funds for Local Jewish Agencies
You can establish a restricted endowment fund at the Jewish Foundation for the benefit of the Towers, the JCC, UCONN Hillel, the Jewish Cemetery Association, Jewish Family Service, the Jewish Historical Society, or for any program or organization that is important to you. Your fund can be design..read more

Funds for Women's Philanthropy
The Women of Vision Society was created in 1996 in order to ensure that a permanent, restricted endowment fund would forever be available to enhance the quality of life for Jewish women and their families in Greater New Haven, in Israel, and around the world. One hundred women contributed $1,000..read more

Unrestricted Funds
Unrestricted Funds allow the Foundation to meet the changing needs of the Jewish community through our grants process, the planning and allocations process of the Jewish Federation, and community initiatives. Many community members have established such funds in honor of a special anniversary o..read more

Funds in Memory of or in Honor of Loved Ones
You can establish a named fund in memory of loved ones. You can also establish a named fund in honor of loved ones or in honor of a special occassion such as an anniversary, milestone birthday, or bar/bat mitzvah. What is important to you? What community needs would best honor your loved one..read more