Your Giving Opportunities
HJCF works diligently to ensure the needs of our community are met in lasting and meaningful ways by serving as a central resource and advocate for charitable giving. We empower individuals and families to give generously to the organizations and causes that matter to them most.
We partner with philanthropic individuals and families to provide thoughtful and customized grantmaking decisions. Our work is not a one size fits all approach to establishing a fund and charitable grantmaking. One type of fundholder may open a fund and have a clear charitable path and recommend grants on a set timetable. Another type of fundholder requires a different type of charitable conversation:
- Creating a charitable giving plan
- Providing non-profit research
- Customizing gift and grant agreements
- Ensuring grantee accountability
- Partnering with a network of advisors
Donate to Unmet Community Needs
In our role as a community foundation, HJCF is pleased to share giving opportunities by highlighting several initiatives of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.
The Federation provides opportunities for individuals and families to engage philanthropically and drives meaningful social change to enhance the continuity, security, and unity of the Jewish community. The areas of interest include PJ Library endowment, Early Childhood Education, Connections to Israel.
If you would like more information, you can have a confidential conversation with a HJCF staff member or we can put you in touch with the appropriate staff at the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.
Unmet Community Needs
There are many local nonprofit organizations that are in need of support. HJCF is committed to building a strong community and we are pleased to bring to your attention these identified community needs. Here is a list of some urgent needs and/or transformational programs.
Working together, we can build a strong future. If you are a fundholder, you can recommend a grant to these programs through our online platform. If you have any questions, you can reach out to a HJCF staff member or we can help connect you with the organization in need.
|Hebrew Order of David, Lodge Galil||The Houston Gravestone Project|
|The Shlenker School||Shlenker Spark Lab (STEM Makerspace) Renovation|
|Second Servings of Houston||Food Rescue Expansion|
|UT Chabad House||JTRIBE Student Peer to Peer Leadership and Engagement|
|Congregation Beth Yeshurun||Making Judaism Accessible|
|Congregation Emanu El||Music at Emanu El|
|ERAN- Emotional First Aid by Telephone & Internet||Recruitment and training of 15 new volunteers for Emotional First-Aid and Crisis Intervention|
|Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF)||The Lone Soldier Program|
|Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services, Inc.||Digital Signage for Seven Acres Jewish Senior Services Residential facility|
|Chabad of West Houston||Nefesh Network|
|Moishe House||Moishe House Houston|
|Evelyn Rubenstein JCC||Purim Tales|
|Evelyn Rubenstein JCC||Israel Fest: Celebrating Israel’s 75th Birthday|
|Bellaire Jewish Center||Jewish Wellness Center Launch|
|Shutaf Inclusion Programs in Jerusalem||Shutaf’s Inclusive Young Leadership Program|
|Chabad of Brazos Valley Inc||Freshman Connect|
|Chabad of Brazos Valley Inc||Jewish Student Health and Wellness 360 Initiative, ‘Re-JOY-Venation 360’|
|Congregation Shma Koleinu||Journey - the Jewish Discovery Project|
|Congregation Shma Koleinu||Congregation Shma Koleinu|
|Congregation Shma Koleinu||Torah Tribe|
|Texas A&M Hillel||Jewish Learning Fellowship|
|Texas A&M Hillel||Spend a day with the Aggies|
|Texas A&M Hillel||Building Bridges|
|Texas A&M Hillel||Jewish Student Engagement Program|
|Hebrew Free Loan Association of Houston||Tzedakah Fund|
|Chabad at Rice Inc.||JewishU|
|Jewish National Fund -Karen Kayemeth Leisael- Inc||Faculty Fellowships to Israel|
|Elul||Tamuza Summer Camp for Young Artists|
|Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life||Serving Southern Jewish Communities|
|Hatzalah of Houston||Hatzalah of Houston - Ambulance Project|
|Beth Yeshurun Day School||Schlicim at Beth Yeshurun Day School|
|Beth Yeshurun Day School||Forming the Family Bond Through Experiential Education|
|The Emery/Weiner School||Torah Restoration & Education Project|
|StandWithUs||Connecting Houston Youth to Israel|
|Congregation Emanu El||L'Dor VaDor Capital Project|
|Torah Girls Academy||School Theatrical Performance|
At more than $250 million in total assets and with about 600 funds under management, we have been connecting people who care to the causes that matter since 1985.
Take a look at some of the referred grants donors like you have helped us to give to worth-while causes and organizations over the past few years.
JFS Awards Two Parkans Scholarships to Incoming Freshman
In 2012, Lloyd Parkans, of blessed memory, established the Morrisa and Lloyd Parkans Scholarship Fund through Jewish Family Service, in partnership with the Houston Jewish Community Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. The 2021 recipients of the Parks scholarship are Daniel Weiss Cohen and Molly Goldstein.