Named Endowment Funds

With a JFCS Named Endowment Fund, you name the fund and designate its use and it will exist in perpetuity to honor your foresight.

Often established in honor or memory of a loved one, a named fund may be earmarked for a special cause that was important to your loved one. JFCS will invest these funds to ensure that they will keep giving in perpetuity. A Named Fund may be established with a minimum gift of $2,500.

carob treeMake a Match: The Carob Tree Society

Named Fund gifts of $10,000 or more will be recognized as members of our Carob Tree Society. Carob Tree Society Named Funds, with a minimum $10,000 contribution, payable over four years, receive a $3,600 match through December 31.

By creating an endowed JFCS Named Fund, you are helping JFCS to fulfill a promise for tomorrow—a promise that JFCS will always be there to provide crucial, life-saving services for the vulnerable and dependent in our community.

Benefits to Establishing a Named Fund:

  • Named Fund Donors receive a personalized report each year describing the Fund’s investment performance and the use of the Fund’s proceeds during that year.
  • Receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full value of the charitable gift. You can also bypass capital gains taxes on long-term appreciated securities.
  • Remember a loved one or commemorate a special occasion in a way that will serve others long into the future. Carry on your family name in a spirit of loving kindness through the specific programs or services you choose to endow.
  • Promote philanthropy within your family and to teach tzedakah to your children and grandchildren through your named fund.
  • If you choose, JFCS can create a custom webpage for your named fund that details your reasons and inspiration for creating your fund. This is especially meaningful in the case of funds established in honor or memory of a loved one.
  • Announcements of the creation of the named fund can be sent to family and friends, upon request.

Contact Us

  • Barbara Farber
  • Director of Development and the Endowment Fund
415-449-3858