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Congratulations on a successful year three. As of March 31, 2017, over 260 community members have made a LEGACY commitment to assure Jewish tomorrows. Our local partners have had many legacy conversations and 56 new individuals and couples have made their intentions known to leave a LEGACY to the Jewish Community and the organizations they treasure. What is your LEGACY? Please click here to learn more or contact Pam Herman, Executive Director at

The 2016 Audit is now available. View PDF.

The 2016 Annual Report is now available. View PDF.

The Jewish Community Foundation of the West was created in 2000 to establish a highly visible, self-sustaining community organization that encourages long-term giving to benefit institutions and organizations that promote Jewish identity, Jewish ideals and the quality of Jewish life. 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 an Investment Committee and professional investment advisors to ensure that funds are maintained according to specific investment management strategies and policies. We currently manage more than 100 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.