The Houston Jewish Community Foundation was established in
1984 and has helped individuals and families alike achieve their
philanthropic dreams by enabling them to ensure that the community’s
needs are met – now, and for generations to come – in lasting and
meaningful ways. Now, thirty years later, the Foundation manages over
$150 million in assets and has matured into a true community foundation,
administering funds donated by individuals and organizations for the
benefit of the Greater Houston community, both locally and nationally.
The funds are professionally managed to ensure that donors receive the
greatest benefit from their charitable contributions and to ensure
philanthropic dollars are used to the fullest extent. The Investment
Committee of the Foundation oversees prudent management of the funds.
The Foundation has a long-term
approach to charitable giving which facilitates the charitable
intentions of donors during and beyond their lifetimes. By
working with professional advisors, the Foundation is able to
develop innovative philanthropic strategies with optimal tax
benefits that help donors create their own personal legacy.
The Foundation is structured to advise on and receive gifts of
cash, stock, bonds, life insurance, real estate, and other property, and
facilitates the creation and administration of Donor Advised Funds,
supporting organizations, endowments, and trusts. The Foundation is able
to offer donors an outlet for community involvement while providing them
with significant tax savings and freeing them from record keeping and
The Houston Jewish Community Foundation benefits from the
experience and dedication of local community members. Lawyers,
accountants, bankers, estate planners, financial planners, investment
advisors, tax counselors, trust officers, life insurance experts and
other professionals provide expert counsel through our Professional
Advisory Steering Committee and various other committees.