JCF Blog: Forward Thinking

Unshakable Optimism in the Negev

The Keren Ness Board convened for its Annual Board meeting in Israel this past week and, as always, the highlights were the remarkable individuals we met.

How Might the New Tax Bill Affect Your Charitable Giving?

With these changes in the tax code looming but still so uncertain, here are some things to consider about accelerating your charitable giving into 2017, potentially saving yourself money before rates are expected to change.

Report from Israel: The Power of People

In my first week here in Israel, the values and resilience that I saw on display showed the power of people to make a difference. Many of the people that I have met are finding ways to enhance their communities.

JCF Makes Donor Advised Funds More Accessible to All

In an effort to reduce barriers to all donors and encourage them to see Federation as the place to fulfill all of their philanthropic duties, the Jewish Community Foundation Board voted to reduce the minimum dollar amount required to open a Donor Advised Fund from $10,000 to $5,000 through…

Use Your IRA to Make a Gift, Tax Free!

If you are over 70½ years of age and have an IRA, I have some great news for you! You can now make a tax-free rollover gift from your IRA of up to $100,000.