Ways to give

Nathan and JenYour donation goes a long way at Jewish Family Service. When a family needs help following a crisis, when an older adult needs a friendly visitor, or when a Jewish single parent needs help staying connected to the community—with your support, we make a difference in people’s lives. Your donation, made directly to Jewish Family Service, is a lifeline for someone in need.

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Our 501(c)(3) Status
Our 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating

Donating Online
Donating by Mail or Phone
Employer Matching Gift Program
Donating through your Jewish Community Fund
Giving Opportunities
Donor's Bill of Rights 

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Our 501(c)(3) Status

Jewish Family Service of San Diego is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to Jewish Family Service are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. JFS's tax identification number is 95-1644024.

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Our 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating

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We achieved Charity Navigator's 4-star rating for the ninth consecutive year. Only 2% of charities reviewed nationwide have accomplished such high standards of sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency year after year. As Charity Navigator puts it, "This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Jewish Family Service of San Diego from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust." Read Charity Navigator's Review>>

And soon, these stars will mean even more.

Fiscal responsibility is paramount—but only if we measurably improve clients’ lives. Starting next year, Charity Navigator’s rating system will evaluate how well nonprofits track and report their results. We’re ready.

  • We support clients with integrated services that address their overall well-being.
  • We make decisions based on both compassion and data.
  • We measure our impact on the community’s most pressing challenges.

Empowerment, caring, and connection are core to our mission.
Accountability is our promise to you.

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Donating Online: Is it Secure?

We are pleased to announce that online donations and other financial transactions completed through Convio powered pages on our website are PCI DSS compliant. PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands — Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB. PCI DSS compliance gives consumers the confidence they need to know that organizations accepting electronic payments or donations are doing so in a verified, secure, and consistent fashion. Convio, our software provider for online marketing, fundraising and advocacy received Level 1 PCI compliance - the highest level validation. This means that the processes, procedures, network configuration and overall environment used to process your financial support of our organization have met the stringent guidelines of a third-party audit and are in compliance with the high standards set by the industry. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations such as ours proactively protect your account data a responsibility we take very seriously.

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Donate by Mail or Phone

To make a donation, call (858) 637-3034 or mail a check payable to Jewish Family Service to Jewish Family Service, Turk Family Center, 8804 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123. 

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Employer Matching Gift Program

Does your company participate in an Employer Matching Gifts Program? It’s easy to double or triple your donation with a matching gift! Many employers will match their employees’ contributions to JFS through their corporate Matching Gift Program, giving your gift even greater impact at no additional cost to you. To find out if your company has a Matching Gifts Program, speak with your company’s human resources department or contact Dana Levin at JFS at (858) 637-3013 or danal@jfssd.org.

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Donate Through Your Jewish Community Fund

You can make a donation through your JCF fund by issuing a grant through the JCF website.

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Giving Opportunities

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Shop AmazonSmile and designate JFS as your charity, and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to San Diego families at no cost to you!

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  • Car Donation - Turn your car into care! Donate your vehicle to JFS and help support our vital programs and services.
  • Embrace-a-Family - Make the holiday season a little brighter for families in need.
  • Emerging Leaders - Socially-minded Jewish young professionals contribute creative problem-solving and professional skills to support the work of JFS while enhancing their own professional experiences.
  • Friends of the Family - Our Friends of the Family are special donors who give $1,000 or more to the JFS Annual Campaign. They are the vital link that makes our work possible.
  • Furniture Donation - Donate your gently used furniture and make a difference in the lives of people in need. All you have to do is make the call and we'll come pick it up!
  • Golf Tournament - The Ruby Schulman Memorial Golf Tournament unites business, professional, and community leaders in San Diego to raise awareness and funds for JFS.
  • Hand Up Giving Tree - Help alleviate hunger in San Diego by naming part of the Hand Up Youth Food Pantry Giving Tree. 
  • Heart & Soul Gala - Participate in the largest and most important JFS fundraiser of the year by becoming an underwriter or sponsor. 
  • Personal Fundraising - Celebrate a personal event, milestone, or achievement. Or honor a loved one and help others in the process. 
  • Planned Giving - Leaving a legacy to Jewish Family Service gives you a means of answering one of the most basic Jewish questions, “What did I do to make the world a better place than I found it?” 
  • Run for the Hungry - Run for a Hunger-Free San Diego on Thanksgiving morning!
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Stay Connected with JFS

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ADMINISTRATION
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(858) 637-3000 

JOAN & IRWIN JACOBS CAMPUS
Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA  92123

All communication is strictly confidential.

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