“Everyone should recognize that if we want a Jewish future in Orange County, we must support Jewish organizations on an ongoing basis … giving to charitable organizations is as important to us as it is to help our own children.”

– Sol Zechter

The Jewish Community Foundation Orange County is here to enable your donors to engage in effective philanthropy. We meet with individual donors and organizations to achieve charitable goals and visions for our community, both locally and globally, now and into the future.

We offer Organizations and Synagogues a variety of services:

    • Organization Endowment Funds
    • Organization Custodial Funds
    • Sample Bequest Language for you to provide to your donors interested in leaving a legacy gift to your organization.
    • We can also meet individually with your donors or together with your donors and leaders as a team to enable meaningful giving to your organization with simplicity, trust, transparency and complete confidentiality.
    • We work together with our Jewish Legacy Partners to empower community institutions to establish legacy funds with the support of their members and donors.

The following partner organizations hold endowment and custodial funds at the Foundation:

American Jewish Committee, Orange County Chapter

Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine

Congregation B’nai Israel

Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot

Echoes of the Children

Hebrew Academy

Heritage Pointe

Hillel (Benjamin M. Bendat Memorial)

Irvine Hebrew Day School

Jewish Collaborative of Orange County

Jewish Federation of Orange County

Merage Jewish Community Center

Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program

Reform Temple of Laguna Woods

ROHR Chabad at UCI

Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School

Temple Beth El of South Orange County

Temple Bat Yahm

Temple Beth Or

Temple Beth Sholom

Temple Beth Tikvah

Temple Judea

University Synagogue


If you would like further information about how the Jewish Community Foundation Orange County can serve your Organization, please contact us at wendy@jcfoc.org or 949 435-3490.

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