The JFCS Holiday Toy Drive Was a Big Success!
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Our Holiday Toy Drive was an incredible success and we couldn’t have done it without the many generous donations by our community members! You made the holiday so much brighter for children impacted by the North Bay fires and low-income families throughout the Bay Area. The numbers: 700 toys were collected and distributed, including dolls, Legos, art supplies, over a dozen youth bicycles, 20 scooters, gift certificates, puzzles, athletic equipment, and more! 178 children and youth throughout the Bay Area received gifts. 500 rolls of wrapping paper were donated to make each gift special. Thank you again to everyone who… Read More

Posted by Admin on January 9, 2018
Support JFCS with a Rollover Gift From Your IRA
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The IRA Charitable Rollover—a charitable giving tax break that can help you save taxes while helping your favorite charity—was made permanent in December 2015. If you are 70-1/2 or older and have to make Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from your traditional IRA, consider making a charitable gift to JFCS! The benefit to you is that your IRA contribution may satisfy your entire RMD and is TAX-FREE. Take a look at the IRA Required Minimum Distribution Worksheet from the IRS to calculate your RMD amount. The cap for eligibility of a tax-free gift is $100,000 per individual. The rollover works for… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 8, 2017
JFCS Receives $250,000 Grant from Tipping Point Community to Help with North Bay Fire Relief
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For Immediate Release: October 9, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO – Jewish Family and Children’s Services, one of the largest and oldest charitable institutions in the Bay Area has a received a grant of $250,000 from Tipping Point Community to support its emergency aid to victims of the North Bay fires. The generous grant will be a welcome addition to JFCS’ Disaster Assistance Fund and will be used to help low-income families and individuals get back on their feet after the fires. “The North Bay fires hurt thousands, but especially those who were already struggling paycheck to paycheck,” said Dr. Anita Friedman,… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 9, 2017
JFCS Receives $250,000 Grant from Taube Philanthropies for North Bay Wildfire Relief
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For Immediate Release: October 11, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO – Taube Philanthropies, one of the Bay Area’s foremost charitable organizations, has granted $250,000 to Jewish Family and Children’s Services in support of its emergency aid to victims of the North Bay wildfires. The financial support is making it possible for JFCS to render short-term humanitarian assistance – including food, clothing and housing – as well as longer-term support to help fire victims recover and rebuild their lives. “The North Bay fires have been devastating to thousands,” said Dr. Anita Friedman, JFCS executive director. “Members of our community will be grappling… Read More

Posted by Admin on October 11, 2017
Supporting Community through the Ages: The Parasol Foundation Trust
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Since 2013 the Parasol Foundation Trust has partnered with JFCS, making substantial investments in our YouthFirst and Seniors At Home programs to help teens realize their potential and low-income elderly to receive the comprehensive services they need to live as safely and independently as possible. The trust was founded by online gaming entrepreneur Ruth Parasol, originally of Mill Valley and the eldest daughter of Richard Parasol, a Holocaust survivor and real estate developer. Ruth grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she and her family are committed to adding their philanthropic support to JFCS and our mutual interest… Read More

Posted by Admin on May 9, 2017
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