Planned Giving

About Planned Giving

Whether your gift-giving goal is to make this world a better place, reduce taxes, benefit from an increased income stream or make your name a living blessing, the Jewish Federation Metropolitan Chicago has a way for you to meet your objectives. No matter how or what you give, rest assured you will fulfill a mitzvah and help the Jewish Federation give strength and hope to more than 2 million Jews worldwide. The choice -- and the responsibility -- is ours alone.

Planned Giving through the Jewish Federation gives you the opportunity to create a charitable legacy that continues to strengthen the Jewish community long into the future.

How to Give

Each of us has different objectives when it comes to financial planning for today and tomorrow. There are many options available to you and we would like to help you understand them. Thoughtful planning now can help you provide for yourself, your family, as well as for the future of the Jewish community.

Manage Your Giving

Today’s philanthropists are better informed, more strategically focused and more hands-on in their giving than ever before. Yet we also know that there are unprecedented constraints on their time. These challenges make it difficult for today’s Jewish philanthropist, unless you have strong professional support.

Endowment Opportunities

The future of the Jewish community depends upon the establishment of permanent legacies to perpetuate our institutions and secure growing resources to sustain our community. The establishment of an endowment fund to perpetuate a particular program, to benefit an agency or day school, to build a Jewish organization, or to continue your JUF annual gift after you are gone is critical to maintaining our community. These funds can be established during your lifetime or upon your death and will guarantee resources to ensure Jewish continuity.


The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago does not provide legal advice. Donors are encouraged to consult their independent tax and legal counsel.