Endowment Funds

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At every age, at every stage, Jewish Family Service is here to help, offering over 40 programs and services to benefit every member of the family.

YOU can truly make a difference by helping to support our vital work in the community.

Sustain Essential Programs for the Community

The endowment funds listed below have been established in response to JFS’s need to sustain programs and services, and also in response to donor interest. If you would like to make a donation to any of these funds, simply type your donation amount into the appropriate box.

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Contact the Director of Development at (973) 765-9050

  • Horizons Unrestricted Endowment Fund

    Created in 1999 with the initial support of 72 donors, this fund was established to provide a perpetual source of unrestricted income to meet ever changing mental health and social service needs.

  • Safety Net Restricted Endowment Fund

    This fund supports the full range of safety net services provided under the auspices of JFS, including emergency financial assistance, subsidized counseling and client case management.

  • Benisch Transportation Fund for Disabled Seniors

    This fund provides JFS clients with transportation through MetroTransport, giving them access to medical, counseling and case management services.

  • Case Management Endowment Fund

    This fund helps support the JFS Case Management Unit, which provides services to adults with chronic mental illness and those who come to JFS seeking an immediate response to a crisis.

  • Ellin Cohen Memorial Endowment Fund

    This fund provides ongoing support to the Café Europa program and also assists JFS clients who are impacted by cancer.

  • Joseph F. Goldberg Learning Disabilities Seminar Endowment Fund

    This fund supports an annual parenting seminar on the topic of learning disabilities and features noted speakers to help parents whose children struggle with a range of learning disabilities.

  • Allen Levithan Memorial Fund

    Established in memory of Allen Levithan, a past president of JFS, this Fund provides support for programming aimed at teenagers and issues of identity, expression, and mental health.

  • Rachel Coalition Endowment Fund

    This fund supports a comprehensive range of programs and services to meet the needs of families impacted by domestic violence in our community.

  • Ruth Sagner Center for Family Play Therapy Endowment Fund

    Established with a gift from the Sagner Family Foundation, income from this fund provides for continued staff training in the area of family play therapy as well as equipment for the Ruth Sagner Family Play Therapy Center in the Livingston office.

  • Sarah & Jerome J. Zeller Elder Case Management Fund

    This fund supports expenses associated with providing elder case management services.

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