The Jewish Community Foundation
of Central Pennsylvania


The Jewish Community Foundation is a donor-centered charitable agency dedicated to accumulating enduring assets to support the stability and continuity of Jewish life in Central Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

The Foundation professionally administers lifetime and testamentary giving plans designed to:

  • Assist individuals in achieving their personal charitable goals in the most tax-advantaged manner.
  • Accumulate permanent, endowed resources for use in supporting special, emergency, and future needs, particularly those not provided for by the Jewish Federation’s annual campaign.



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Through the Jewish Community Foundation, grants are provided for nonprofit organizations, both Jewish and non-Jewish, which help to meet the social, cultural and educational needs of our communities.

The Foundation’s assets consist of donations of cash, securities and other assets made by individuals, families and organizations. By utilizing the services offered by the Jewish Community Foundation, donors can further their tax and estate planning needs and support their philanthropic interests while improving the quality of life in their own community and elsewhere.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees chosen from the leadership of the Jewish community. An experienced staff oversees administration, management, distribution and marketing of the funds. Professional investment counselors are employed to advise and assist in maximizing returns within rigid parameters of safety.

The Jewish Community Foundation is the future strength of our Jewish community. Your participation will ensure a stronger Jewish community for generations to come.




Flexible, simple ways to partner with The Foundation

Donor Gift Planning Consultations –

Complementary charitable gift planning consultations with your donors and their professional advisors.

Gift Plan Document Preparation
Ensure your donors’ intent and the needs of your organization are addressed and recorded.

Tax and Record Keeping

Expert oversight of your gifted assets with reliable, professional recording and periodic reporting of donations, gifts and investment performance.

Trusted, Reliable Oversight and Guidance

The Foundation has a proven track record since 1941.

PR/Marketing Support

The Foundation will help you inspire your members to make planned and other gifts to support your mission.

Ongoing Training and Support

The Foundation will help you lead legacy and other endowment building initiatives, within your organization.

Let’s get together and discuss your goals today.


From the heart, for your Jewish organization

Your legacy will make a difference for the community and for your family.

Please remember the Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA with a gift in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy.

Please contact us for a no-cost, confidential charitable gifting consultation or to learn more about The Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA.







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