Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Ann Arbor




Building Our Jewish Future

The Jewish Community Foundation is the planned giving arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor, enabling donors like you to create permanent endowment funds that address community needs in perpetuity.

We exist to advance Jewish philanthropy to ensure a current and future thriving, vibrant and engaged Jewish community. Foundation endowments and giving vehicles assure that the programs, congregations and organizations serving the Jewish community will be sustained.

Through the Jewish Community Foundation, you can make a difference during your lifetime or by leaving a legacy that will impact the community for years to come through one of our planned giving vehicles or LIFE & LEGACY®.

Planned Giving Options

  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Bequests
  • Restricted and Unrestricted Endowment Funds
  • Annual Community Campaign Endowments

Creating an endowment is a meaningful way to remember a loved one, preserve a beloved program or organization, assist in your personal estate planning or create a lasting legacy of your own. By perpetuating your gift to the Federation’s Annual Campaign, you can ensure the community’s operating needs are met in the future.

You can support the community and projects you care about by contributing to one of our existing Foundation Endowment Funds.

To explore the possibilities that the Jewish Community Foundation holds for you, email Eileen Freed or call at 734-773-3537.

Make a Gift of Stock

A gift of appreciated assets may provide tax benefits for you while you support the community. It’s easy to set up with this form.

Foundation Partners

The Jewish Community Foundation is proud of and grateful for its partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh which provides management and investment services.

The Jewish Community Foundation proudly works in partnership with eight local Jewish organizations to build their permanent endowment funds. We are grateful for all they do to enhance the lives of Jews throughout our community.

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh
Beth Israel Congregation
Ann Arbor Chabad House
Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
Jewish Cultural Society
Jewish Family Services
Temple Beth Emeth Congregation


Community-Wide Funds

These funds are managed by the Jewish Community Foundation and open to contributions from anyone who would like to help grow them.

Irene Butter Fund for Holocaust and Human Rights Education
Generations After, Temple Beth Emeth’s group of descendants of Holocaust survivors established this fund to support projects that embody Irene’s mantras of “Never a bystander,” “Refusing to be enemies,” and “All people are our kin.”


Estate Planning Resources

Personal Estate Planning Course Record Book

Assuring a Jewish Ann Arbor – Slides from educational program on March 21, 2021

Assuring a Jewish Ann Arbor – Recording of educational program on March 21, 2021

Questionnaire to Assist with Estate Planning

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