How to Make Your Gift

Give Online

Your gift via our secure online donation system is tax-deductible and goes toward families, individuals, and seniors who need urgent help. Donate now >

Give by Mail/Check

We’re happy to accept gifts by mail at JFCS, PO Box 159004, San Francisco, CA 94115. Please allow additional time for gift processing including receiving your donation receipt.

Wire Transfer/ACH

Transfer funds from your institution to us directly. Click here for our wire transfer instructions.

JFCS Monthly Giving Program: Community Sustainers

A simple way to help your neighbors all year long, Community Sustainers, members of the JFCS Monthly Giving Program, provide steady support for people in need. Your gift will be charged automatically each month and can be modified anytime. Learn more >

Give Through Your Employer’s Match

Matching gifts provide you with an easy way to potentially double, if not triple, your original donation! Click here to see if your company will match your donation >

Gifts of Stock

With a gift of appreciated stock you support people in need while bypassing capital gains taxes and receiving substantial income tax deductions. Click here for stock donation instructions >

Car Donations

The process is simple:  Click here or call 877-913-9937.  Our service picks up the car and handles all of the paperwork.  The sale proceeds go directly to our programs for children, families, and seniors in need in our community.

Give Through Your Donor Advised Fund

Start a Donor Advised Fund at Jewish Family and Children’s Services that will serve as your own private “mini-foundation.” Learn how >  Or, designate Jewish Family and Children’s Services as a beneficiary of your external Donor-Advised Fund to support programs of your choice.

In-Kind Gifts

Please contact us to share more information about in-kind gifts you’re interested in donating! Because our needs vary across regions, please call or email to discuss your offering with our team before dropping off items. To learn more, contact us at [email protected] or 415-449-1256.

Real Estate Gifts

By gifting real estate to JFCS you can claim a charitable tax deduction based on the full market value of the property.  You also avoid capital gains taxes and eliminate certain costs associated with the transfer of real property. (Because special IRS regulations, such as substantiation of value through a “qualified appraisal” and depreciation recapture, apply, it is especially important to obtain professional advice if you are considering this option.)

IRA Gifts

When you reach age 72 (or 70 1/2 if you reached 70 1/2 before December 31, 2019), you can direct all or part of the annual required minimum distribution (up to $100,000 per individual in a calendar year) from a traditional IRA to JFCS. By doing so, you pay no taxes on the distribution while helping our Bay Area neighbors most in need. Learn more >

Contact us to learn more about making any kind of non-cash gift to JFCS.

As with all important financial decisions, you may want to consult legal and financial professionals for advice.


Barbara Farber

Director of Development and the Endowment Fund


[email protected] Tax ID Number: 94-1156528

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