Jewish Community Foundation

The Jewish Community Foundation of Durham Chapel Hill is here to foster and support the members of our community in fulfilling their philanthropic goals – social, educational, and charitable – and maintaining the longstanding Jewish traditions of pursuing Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).


We strive to accomplish our mission by:

  • Empowering donors to convert generous ideas into deliberate action;
  • Serving as a central hub and advocate for charitable giving to help individuals, families, and community organizations achieve their charitable goals; and
  • Receiving, administering, investing, and disbursing funds to ensure the viability of our community life for generations to come.


The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) was established in 1996 to encourage planned giving to build endowments for the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish community.

To learn more about the Foundation please contact us at

Foundation News

To learn more about the Foundation, check out our quarterly newsletter:

Winter 2020

Fall 2019

Summer 2019

Spring 2019

Winter 2019

Fall 2018

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

Winter 2018

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Spring 2017

Winter 2017

Fall 2016