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When you make a gift to The Jewish Community Foundation, you are acting to ensure the future.

You can contribute to a specific endowment fund, your donor advised fund, the Permanent Community Endowment, or a program such as the Teen Foundation.

Make a cash gift

To give by credit card, please visit our online donation page.

Or you can write a check to "The Jewish Community Foundation" and note which fund the gift should be applied to. Send to us at The Jewish Community Foundation, PO Box 370, Berkeley, CA 94701-0370.

Cash gifts are deductible up to 50 percent of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Any excess can be carried forward for up to five years.

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Stock gifts

Gifts of appreciated securities allow you to avoid all capital gains taxes, and are deductible up to 30% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Any excess can be carried forward for up to five years.

To make a gift of publicly-traded stock and minimize our processing costs, please use our stock transfer instructions.

Please contact us for more information if you would like to make a gift of mutual fund shares, closely-held stock or founders stock.

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Real Estate

The Jewish Community Foundation can help you convert appreciated real property into a charitable gift that can benefit the community, provide tax savings, even create a stream of income.

Real estate gifts must be reviewed to ensure that certain conditions are met. If you are interested in making a gift of real estate, please contact us.

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Planned gifts

There are many ways to make gifts that provide financial and personal benefits to you now and charitable benefits to the community in the future. Some of these include:

The Foundation has many years of experience structuring planned gifts that fulfill charitable, financial and estate planning goals. Please contact us to make an appointment.

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