Featured Fund

Madeline Rosenthal Goodwin Memorial Scholarship Theodore and Susan Goodwin established this fund in memory of his late mother, who was a life-long community activist as well as a strong believer in education and community service. The Scholarship is designed to support students who are pursuing a career path to improve society in such fields as community development, the needs of a particular community or population, counseling, education, environmental protection, innovative social or economic development.
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The Life & Legacy program helps Sacramento-area community organizations grow and maintain planned giving programs using resources, accountability, and cash incentives. This program focuses on after-lifetime gifts.
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2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Community Report is now available.
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The Jewish Community Foundation of the West was created in 2000 to enhance charitable giving; facilitate philanthropy both locally and worldwide; and build permanent financial resources to strengthen organizations and programs that serve the Jewish families of Northern California. The Foundation provides the Jewish communities of Northern California and Western Nevada with philanthropic services and the opportunity to create long-term financial stability for their designated Jewish and non-Jewish charities. The Foundation works with individuals, families and organizations to create endowment and donor advised philanthropic funds to best meet their charitable objectives.

All funds are managed by professional investment advisors with oversight from the JCFW Investment Committee and the JCFW Board of Directors to ensure that funds are maintained according to specific investment management strategies and policies. The investment policy is available upon request. We currently manage more almost 200 funds that support a wide range of programs and services to meet the long-term financial needs of our community for many generations to come.