Jewish Communal Fund

Rating: 4.89 stars   47 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 575 Madison Ave Ste 703 New York NY 10022 USA

Mission: The Jewish Communal Fund facilitates and promotes charitable giving through donor-advised funds. Our donors recommend grants to sectarian and nonsectarian organizations, including those that respond to needs in health, education, social services, the environment, religion and the arts.

We enable individuals and families to achieve their philanthropic goals simply and efficiently, with flexibility, full confidentiality and maximum choice.

In the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam - repairing the world - it is our hope that together we can make a profound difference.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jewish Communal Fund makes charitable giving a no brainer, as a conduit to giving they do all the hard work while I simply do everything within minutes with a click of a mouse. In their role I believe that my overall donations and activity has increased and grown due to the ease and minimal efforts required.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

WE SET UP OUR FUND AS A SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN MEMORY OF LOVED ONE IT FILLS OUR HEART WITH JOY AND PLEASURE EACH AND EVERY TIME WE MAKE A DONATION USING THE GOOD OFFICES OF THE JCF THE SERVICE, CONNIVANCE, THE EASE, ARE PRICELESS Setting up the fund is one of the top ten best decisions of my life. If you need referrals from anyone "thinking about joining the JCF family" and in need of encouragement and support - send him my way.

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WE HAVE SET UP OUR FUND AS A SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN MEMORY OF LOVED ONE AND IT FILLS OUR HEART WITH JOY AND PLEASURE EACH AND EVERY TIME WE MAKE A DONATION USING THE GOOD OFFICES OF THE JCF THE SERVICE, CONNIVANCE, THE EASE, ARE PRICELESS

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 1 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Funneling $ to CAP and MM, as brought to my attention today by the NYT shows a miserable lack of diligence on the part of JCF. Any one, or any organization that associates Israel with the terms "apartheid" or "Israel-firsters" is helping those who mean to harm us and have forgotten how to do good for Jews and defend Jews from hatred, including hatred from within the Jewish community.

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Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

JCF has been wonderful They check out each charity and notify me if there are any problems. I have been giving to JCF for many years. Each year gets an A++ Joseph Adler

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

they work on my recomendations within a day

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendliness

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great

Ways to make it better...

they could not have been better

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting more donors

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

We are an organization of Holocaust survivors, their children and grandchildren, and the Jewish Communal Fund has for many years been helping us manage our members' charitable contributions and facilitating our mission of Tikkun Olam. Because we are a small organization, we are especially grateful for the wonderful support, advice and professionalism extended to us by the JCF. They have been an invaluable resource in making our charitable giving easier both in the U.S. and in Israel.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the professional and efficient way our contributions are recorded and acknowledged; and our grant-making requests are processed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Have been a donor for many years - it's a pleasure working with JCF. They are always helpful and knowledgable. Their online system is sophisticated and easy to use - as I said, always a pleasure.....

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, courteous & knowledgable

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The Jewish Communal Fund is a wonderful organization and an invaluable resource to the Jewish community. I have had the pleasure to partner with them and to work directly with Ellen Israelson, the Director of Fund Development and Communications on getting students and teens involved in philanthropy. I am impressed by their dedication, resources, professionalism and look forward to working with them in the future.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

talented and committed

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

As a very busy mother, doctor, and procrastinator when it comes to my annual charitable grants, I can always count on the Jewish Communal Fund. I am able to make the grants on line or by fax and the grants are distributed every time in a professional and timely manner. The staff has always been accessible and very knowledgeable when answering my questions.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

as a donor of charitable grants.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ease and efficiency of the transactions.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help to change the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

We have found the Jewish Communal Fund to be an extremely well run organization. Their donor services are excellent and we really appreciate our ability to request grants on-line. Grants are made promptly and the requested acknowledgements are quickly sent. We feel we made a wise decision in transferring our giving supervision to the JCF.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that our record keeping and reporting requirements are now being efficiently managed by JCF.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

A wonderful organization, easy to use, very helpful whenever asked to help. They make giving easy. Accurate record keeping. A classy oraganization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making gifts in a timely fashion.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

ease of use.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always very helpful

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

It has been a fabulous experience working with the Jewish Communal Fund. I have been involved with JCF for many years and over this time I have seen my charitable contributions easily managed effectively to help many in need. Their attention to detail is second to none and I am confident that all charitable money contributed is as well as possible.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen this organization help countless charities, big and small, for many years!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

professionalism, excellent management and best use of my funds.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, helpful, considerate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help even more people than it does now. Every additional dollar would be used to maximum purpose of helping others.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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