Thank you for your interest in supporting the life-changing work of JFS. Each contribution helps ensure that services are available to anyone in need—regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay.

All of these efforts do make a difference in the lives of the people we serve—a difference in your community. Thank you for investing in the emotional health and self-sufficiency of our clients!

If you would like to restrict your donation to a specific service area or program, please designate the name of the program in the additional notes section. (ex: PLAN, Priya, Special Needs, etc.)


Running into trouble? Give our Development Manager a call! Cheryl Scaglione – 469.206.1664


Online donations can also be made to a named fund at the JFS Foundation. Learn more about the JFS Foundation and planned giving opportunities.

Donate By Phone

You may make a financial donation to Jewish Family Service by calling during our normal office hours. Please have your credit card ready when you call.

Call 972.437.9950
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CST

Other Ways to Donate to JFS

Society of LifeThe JFS FoundationIn-Kind DonationsAuto Donation ProgramEvents

Society of Life: JFS Major Donor Giving Society

Since its founding in 2005, Society of Life has given donors of $1,800 or more recognition for providing sustaining support to our wide array of expert mental-health and social services. These annual contributions make it possible for us to offer services on a sliding fee scale — that can go to $0 — ensuring no client is turned away because of an inability to pay.

We are pleased to introduce new giving levels and benefits within Society of Life. These expanded levels ($1,800–$50,000+) give us an opportunity to thank and engage our generous donors throughout the year with access to special events, unique opportunities to interact and learn more intimately about the work of Jewish Family Service, and public recognition of the vital support each donor provides to the agency.

A donor’s level will be determined by the cumulative amount given directly to JFS within our fiscal year (August 1 – July 31). Please note that this amount does not include in-kind donations.

These changes will also affect our annual fundraising events, Woman to Woman and Just For Show. What have previously been considered sponsorship benefits will now be a part of a donor’s Society of Life level benefits.

Any questions about the new Society of Life giving levels can be directed to Leah Guskin, our Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations, at 469.206.1690 or




Support the JFS Foundation

Established in 2012, the JFS Foundation supports the long-term viability of the mental health and social services of Jewish Family Service through planned giving and endowments. It allows thoughtful, generous participants to make a lasting difference in our community by establishing or contributing to a fund in memory or honor of a loved individual or family.


While a yearly contribution to the Agency is necessary for enabling JFS to grow in response to increasing community and social needs, a gift to the JFS Foundation is your distinctive opportunity to sustain your name and personalized commitment to JFS. Your gift will grow for years to come and allows you to focus your support to specific interests and services that honor your loved ones. In addition, your gifts create further insurance, so that should personal, annual Agency giving fall short, and/or grant funding be reduced, a reliable source of support will be available to maintain JFS’ nationally accredited and professional services to any child, teen, adult or older adult in need. Foundation funds ensure service availability to anyone in need and contribute to the best of all possible worlds.


Planned Giving and Endowment

For more than 65 years, Jewish Family Service (JFS) has served the greater Dallas community, opening our doors to make the most impactful mental-health and social services available to anyone in need. Annually, people have opened their hearts to make contributions to JFS to support our many services. This has greatly helped offset changes in funding from organizations, the government or foundations and helped sustain and grow our services to meet community needs.

To address these funding changes, it becomes increasingly important for JFS to secure endowment funds. These funds create further insurance, so that should personal, annual giving fall short and/or institutional funding be reduced, a reliable source of support will be available to maintain JFS services.

There are many types of gifts that can help sustain JFS for the future, such as life-insurance policies, stocks, bonds, real estate and mineral rights. Staff works closely with each donor to customize a gift that reflects the donor’s concern for the varied challenges people face when they turn to JFS and the donor’s passion for helping people address, manage and overcome these challenges. At JFS, we want all donors to feel a personal connection and family pride in the way they are strengthening their community for generations.

Opening one’s heart, through a gift today or one that will be realized tomorrow, keeps our doors open and our services available, enabling JFS to continue to provide help and hope for the future of our community.

JFS Foundation Board of Directors

On behalf of the Foundation Board, please let us know if we can provide any additional information about our efforts. Thank you for your continued interest in the important work of Jewish Family Service Foundation and our role in sustaining its services to all in need.


Irv Munn, President
Jeff Kerstine, Vice President
Larry Kohn, Secretary/Treasurer

Board Members

Ron Foxman
Linda Garner
Eric Goldberg
Andrew Kaufman
Joel Litman
Raelaine Radnitz
William N. Roth
Sally Wolfish

To find out more about The Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas Foundation, planned giving and legacy gifts please contact Leah Guskin, Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations, at 469.206.1690 or

Click here to see our FY 2016-2017 Audit


An in-kind donation to JFS—the donation of a product or service—can provide cost savings and help us maximize our services to families in need.

We keep an active Amazon Wish List of items that we currently need around the agency. You can shop the list and have the items sent directly to the JFS offices. Click here to access our Wish List.


We always appreciate any donation of the following high-demand items for our Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance program:

  • canned meats
  • peanut butter
  • diabetic food
  • toiletries (shampoo, soap, toilet paper, etc.)
  • snack foods (cake mix, chips, breakfast bars, cookies)
  • cleaning supplies
  • gift cards to grocery or retail stores

If you’re interested in hosting a food drive in your neighborhood, school, house of worship, or workplace, please contact our team at 972.437.9950 or Our Food Pantry team can provide additional information about current Food Pantry needs and resources that will help your drive succeed.

Clothing, Furniture, Household Items

These items are accepted as donations to The Resale Shop. The Resale Shop is operated by JFS and provide funding support to Jewish Family Service’s programs and services which are available to anyone in need. Learn more about donating to The Resale Shop.


Why Donate Your Car?

  • Vehicle donations will help fund Jewish Family Service programs and services to provide effective, accessible, and comprehensive mental health and social services that promote lifelong self-sufficiency and well-being for the Greater Dallas community.
  • Donating is quick, easy & secure. We want to make your donation as convenient as possible. We handle all of the transfer paperwork, and we’ll even pick it up.
  • The donation is tax deductible. Individual tax situations vary, so please check with a tax professional to determine how you may benefit. Jewish Family Service is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • Avoid the costs and risk of selling your vehicle. Forget about listing, negotiating, showing or marketing your car. When you donate, you’re free from all those demands.
  • You can save money on hefty repair bills and reclaim your garage.

How It Works

  • Jewish Family Service will work with you to get your donated vehicle and will process all required paperwork.
  • The vehicle will be advertised to maximize the exposure and sale price in order to bring the maximum amount in for charity.
  • After the vehicle is sold or donated then you will receive the IRS contribution form as your receipt for tax purposes.

For questions or to get started with your donation, contact or call (972) 437-9950 x301.



The following are reoccurring events at Jewish Family Service:

SNP Honors

The Special Needs Partnership at Jewish Family Service’s “SNP Honors” honors outstanding contributors and role models for advancing the special needs movement in our community.  The event also raises important dollars to support the Partnership’s work year round.  We are very grateful to all of the community partners who are highly deserving of our gratitude for making Dallas a more inclusive city and for all of their efforts that have so positively impacted so many individuals and families.

Purchase Sponsorships & Tickets

Annual Diaper Shower

Did you know that food stamps don’t cover diapers? Without diapers, a child can’t go to daycare and without daycare, a parent can’t go to work to support the family.  That’s why every year we ask the community to help us stock the JFS Food Pantry with diapers, pull-ups, and wipes for families in need. In 2017, you collected a record-breaking 118,165 diapers and 67,573 wipes!

Official Kickoff
Sunday, September 22nd
1:00-3:00 pm Drop off at JFS Food Pantry

Donate Today

Woman to Woman

Founded in 2004 by board member, Ethel Silvergold Zale, the biennial Woman to Woman event celebrates the power and impact of women in our community. The event provides substantial support for the programs and services at JFS and helps to grow the agency’s mission. Past guest speakers have included Dr.Jill Biden (2018), Goldie Hawn (2016), Bette Midler (2014), and Diane von Furstenberg (2010).

Learn More

Volunteer Appreciation

Last year, we were fortunate enough to have 1,700 volunteers who totaled about 25,000 hours of service to our agency.  Each year, we gather our volunteers to thank them for their dedication and support of JFS.



Just For Show

Just For Show is a casual evening of comedy and community.

Check back in Fall 2020 to find out our talent!

Learn More