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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.....
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.
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.
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.
A wonderful organization, easy to use, very helpful whenever asked to help. They make giving easy. Accurate record keeping. A classy oraganization.
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.
This is a great donor advised fund. Very efficien t and user friendly. It makes it easy to support our favorite (mostly Jewish Charities. It is cost effective.
This charitable fund has enabled me as a person of modest means to set aside a sum for my philanthropic wishes. This has been done in a professional and efficient manner. It serves a need that more people should take advantage of.
JCF is a terrific donor advised fund that helps the Jewish community in New York and throughout the world. Everything is extremely streamlined and the website is a terrific tool for easy grantmaking.
WE FORMED OUR FOUNDATION WITH THE JEWISH COMMUNAL FUND A FEW YEARS AGO. WE HAVE RECEIVED EXCELLENT SERVICE EACH TIME WE REQUESTED A GRANT FOR A CHARITY. THE STAFF IS EFFICIENT AND EXTREMELY HELPFUL.
I have been a donor with JCF for over 10 years and think they are about the most efficient group in their space that I've ever seen. They process requests practically immediately and their record keeping / ease of use online is amazing. More important than the above, however, is the fact that I have had Childrens' Gift Funds for my kids for several years--this is the single most important thing my wife and I have done to get them (ages 10 and 12) to understand tzedakah. A great charity whose profit gives back to the community we live in.
excellent communication. timely donation statements. easy on-line donations. highly recommended. Have had a very good experience with JCF over 5 + years.
We set up a memorial fund when our son died and now find the ease of donating in his memory a great asset. It is a simple process to get funds to where we want them. BCM
the jcf fund has been a great experience very efficient very supportive very prompt the perfect organization to assist you in handling your money
The JCF staff has always been helpful and the JCF website is informative and easy to use. The staff was particularly helpful when I recommended a contribution to a charity that was hard to reach because it was staffed by volunteers. They did a good deal of work to find a contact person and verify the charitable tax status so the contribution could be made.
Over more than a decade as a donor to the JCF, I have found them to consistently effective, efficient, and responsive. JCF is an excellent example of Jewish philanthropy at its best.
JCF is an efficient, professional organization that makes charitable giving even more of a pleasure. I have worked with them for more than 15 years and have always found them to be helpful in every way.
JCF provides an extraordinary service to the Jewish community and the non-profit world generally in facilitating the ability to make charitable contributions when funds become available while deferring dispersal of the funds to the times and places where they are needed. What a simple & elegant idea! Our experience has been near seamless - prompt & accurate - and the staff is courteous and professional. My wife and I wish we had begun our relationship with JCF years earlier
The Jewish Communal Fund not only far exceeds expectations but they are friendly, easy to deal with, helpful. And a portion of their internal resources are used to make additional charitable gifts back to the community. I reccomend them to all my friends and family.
I wish I had known about JCF years ago. They save me so much time with the process of making annual contributions. Staff is extremely careful and knowledgeable. They followed through for months with one very new fund which did not have all their paperwork filed; then we were able to complete our donation. My husband and I could not have done this on our own.
Working with the JCF has streamlined our philanthropy considerably. I am especially impressed with the ease of recommending grants online, and the prompt professionalism of their staff.
Probably the smartest move I have made in my 85 years was the JCF. They are helpful, efficient, professional -mwhat more could I want?
A most wonderful organization Makes giving charity simple and straightforward They are MORE than cooperative in any speial projects. I wish more of the prople I deal with are as "user friendly' as JCF is.
JCF is wonderful. Easy to deal with, very responsive.....excellent recordkeeping and access to our fund. I recommend JCF as a great way to position onesself for ongoing philanthropy, in lean and not so lean years. The online access has simplified everything beyond belief.
I have had nothing but the very best experience with JCF. They are extremely user-friendly and making charity giving easy and trouble-free. I would (and do) recommend them without qualification!!!
The Jewish Communal Fund is one of the most efficient and effective boards that I have ever had the privilege to serve on. As a donor, JCF is an incredibly easy way to manage our charitable giving.
it's been all good. every time I need an answer to a question I get it. also, the web site is very straight forward, easy and intuitive.
Website is easy to use, representatives are helpful and attentive. I Highly recommend this method of charitable giving for record keeping and convenience.
A fantastic donor-advised fund makes giving easy. Grants are prompt, fees low, and the staff efficient and pleasant to work with. What more could anybody ask?
I have used JCF for about 5 years and it makes any and all giving a pleasure. Year end donations are handled in two steps. setting up new funds has been a smooth process. Excellent organization and all for a good cause.
The staff at the Jewish Communal Fund are a pleasure to work with. The Fund makes investment of your donations easy, flexible and intelligent. I was thought I had a problem with a directed donation, and the responsiveness of the staff was incredible. There should be more organizations like this!!
I have been a member of the JCF since its' inception.It was one of the wisest choice I made. It simplified my charitable giving ands enabled me to keep perfect records. Throught the years I have recommended many people by explaining the many advantages of the JCF.My requestes are always handled most efficiently. The only regret I have is that since I do all my requests on line, I don't have much chance to converse with the efficient staff.
wonderful staff...easy to use...efficient and always quick to respond. The JCF is just a great way to manage my charitable funds.
I've been a client of JCF for many years and have always been fully satisfied...this organization has consistently made managing my donor advised fund account easier with a great Internet website...everything seems to be real quick and easy to do online...and records of past history of my accounts are readily available and useful...the availability of flexible investment options for funds in the account is a big plus...personal guidance and responses from JCF staff have always been very helpful...it's amazing that JCF's costs are kept so low...this is a fantastic organization and service...I'm not surprised to see JCF so often on lists of the best run and most efficient charities...
For all the years I have been using JCF, I have always had the best of service, quick, thorough and accurate; never came across a problem. Instead, any request -- routine or special -- has been met with an eagerness to address it satisfactorily. It is a real pleasure working with JCF.
this is an excellent and efficient organization.i wish more people knew about it.it is important that the funds continue to be invested conservatively.
They provide excellent, efficient service in processing donor requests. The fact that JCF's "profits" are contributed back to the Jewish community is an added bonus.
The staff at Jewish Communal Fund is extremely thorough and responsive. All donations are processed quickly and if a recipient of a donation does not respond within a certain period of time (neglecting to cash a check for instance) the JCF informs me so I can follow up. In general, they are always on top of things.
They make it easy for the user. Donate money in and advise where you'd like the money sent. Its your own philanthropic foundation, with none of the work ivolved. If you want to do it all online...it is simple. The organization is made up of caring, professional people. It is simply the best of its kind and top notch.
Excellent, easy to work with and very efficient. everyone i speak to is pleasant and takes care to handle all request immediately.
JCF has provided my wife and me with a convenient way to coordinate our charitable giving. They impose clear, strict standards to make sure we are complying with all applicable laws. JCF's officers are always available and responsive, by telephone or email, if questions arise. JCF's overhead costs are kept very low, especially given the burgeoning asset base, which allows participants to know that the benefits are going to end-user charities. One criticism I've had in the past is that the online reports of assets and activity in our acct were often a couple of months behind, while the screen showing those reports indicated that they reflect data as of the date of viewing. During the past year, JCF has reformatted its reporting to make it much better and more current.
An extremely caring organization. They take donor considerations and needs to heart and apply solid financial principals to ensure donations are put to great charitable use. My experience was nothing but positive - they are very quick to respond and very professional. Thorough, without that "big cold corporate" feeling. Wonderful group of dedicated professionals!