As part of our mission to sustain and enrich the East Bay Jewish community, The Jewish Community Foundation helps East Bay agencies and synagogues establish and manage long-term funds for their programs and operations.

Invested Funds

More than 20 agencies, synagogues, and day schools have established funds at Foundation as new sources of sustainable annual funding.

Organizations can establish:

  • Board-advised funds, which are also invested but allow more access to funds, and are ideal for shorter-term capital projects or more flexibility to get revenue from the fund.
  • Permanent endowment funds, which are invested for long-term growth, and provide yearly revenue to organizations in perpetuity.

Unlike investment banks, Foundation’s competitive administrative fees directly support our work in the Jewish community.

Operations and Oversight

Foundation does all investing, accounting, reporting, and distributions, so your organization can focus on its mission instead of portfolio management and fund operations.

In addition, third-party oversight makes sure we uphold your donors’ and board’s intentions over the long term.

Endowment Development

Establishing an endowment can be difficult for an organization. But through one-on-one consultations and community programs, like Create a Jewish Legacy, Foundation provides your organization with valuable guidance in fundraising and endowment development.

East Bay Jewish Organizations with Funds at the Foundation


Camp Tawonga
Contra Costa JCC
JCC of the East Bay
Jewish Community Relations Council (East Bay)
Jewish Family and Community Services of the East Bay
Jewish Federation of the East Bay
Lehrhaus Judaica
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living
UC Berkeley Hillel


Beth Jacob Congregation
Congregation Beth Israel
Kehilla Community Synagogue
Temple Beth Sholom
Temple Isaiah
Temple Sinai

Day Schools

Contra Costa Jewish Day School
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
Oakland Hebrew Day School
Tehiyah Day School