FAQs

What is JFN?

The Jewish Funders Network (JFN) is an international organization of family foundations, public philanthropies, and individual funders dedicated to advancing the quality and growth of philanthropy rooted in Jewish values. As the number of Jewish foundations and individual funders has grown, so has the need for a dynamic international network of philanthropic leaders. With its unrivaled network and ever-growing store of knowledge, JFN provides funders with the means to enhance their intellectual capital, energize their giving, and form powerful new collaborations.

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. JFN is not a grantmaking organization and has no political agenda or affiliation. Solicitation of members is not permitted and all member information is kept strictly confidential.

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 the list here.

How are membership dues determined?

Dues are determined by the member's annual level of giving. Please see Eligibility and Dues for details.

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 (vs. foundation assets) by an individual or family foundation. This includes all giving, not just contributions to organizations supporting the Jewish community.

What if I want my philanthropy to be anonymous?

All information pertaining to members is held by JFN in strict confidence and is not publicly disclosed.

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.