Dear Friends,

In keeping with our tradition, as Rosh Hashanah approaches, we are taking stock here at the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF), reflecting on the past year and looking forward.
We are so proud of all of you, our donors, who granted just under $100 million to nonprofit organizations in the past year; almost two-thirds of these dollars stayed right here in San Diego. Nearly all our fundholders made at least one grant in the past year; our median grant was $1,000 and 40% of the grants we made on your behalf were for $500 or less. While incredibly generous, fewer than one-quarter of one percent of grants were in amounts $1 million or greater.

Tzedakah—charity—is a key tenet of Jewish tradition and one of the tools that we use to further tikkun olam, repairing the world. As we look forward to the New Year, at JCF, we will redouble our efforts to help every donor—whether you make $18, $1800, or $18 million grants—to do your part to improve our Jewish community, greater San Diego, Israel, and the world.

We continue to believe that every individual can make a difference
and that together we can change the world.

We look forward to helping each one of you make the world a better place in your own way in this upcoming year, 5783.

Wishing you good health and happiness. Shana Tova,