Frequently Asked Questions

What is JFN?

Jewish Funders Network brings Jewish philanthropists together to learn, connect, collaborate, and maximize their impact. JFN members harness the power of networks to make Jewish giving better. JFN is not a grantmaking organization and has no political agenda or affiliation. Read more about our mission and values >>

Who can join?

Membership is open to individuals and foundations that give away at least $25,000 annually in philanthropic dollars, and do so in the name of Jewish values, no matter whether the funds go to specifically Jewish causes or to broader areas. Solicitation of members is not permitted in any JFN context and all member information is kept strictly confidential. Read more about eligibility >>

Who are JFN's members?

JFN’s membership is a diverse community of independent funders, foundations and grantmaking professionals from all over the world.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

There are many! See Membership Benefits >>

How are membership dues determined?

Dues are determined by the member's annual level of giving. See Eligibility & Dues >>

Do I calculate my dues based on my annual giving to Jewish causes or my total annual giving?

JFN dues are based on annual grant allocations (as opposed to foundation assets etc.) by an individual or family foundation. This includes all giving, not just contributions to organizations supporting the Jewish community. See Eligibility & Dues >>

What if I want my philanthropy to be anonymous?

All information pertaining to members is held by JFN in strict confidence and is never publicly disclosed. See Privacy >>

Are membership dues tax deductible?

Yes, JFN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which means your membership dues are tax deductible in the United States.