History & Mission

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City is one of the oldest independent Jewish community foundations in North America. It was created in 1959 "to encourage the contribution of gifts and bequests to assure that the community will continue to be served regardless of economic conditions or changing needs, to enable donors to use available tax planning programs, and to provide an everlasting memorial for the donor or loved one."

The Jewish Community Foundation has evolved over the decades to become a multi-faceted, dynamic center for creative philanthropy and an international leader in innovative and collaborative programs, ranging from youth philanthropy to organizational capacity building and crowd-sourced charitable giving. In the last twenty years, Foundation funds have provided support to local, national and international charities in excess of $255 million. Charitable contributions to the Foundation over the same period have exceeded $330 million.

Mission

The mission of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City is to promote the practice of tzedakah (charity) and the pursuit of tikkun olam (repairing the world) by serving as the advocate for planned giving and the central resource for personalized charitable funds for individuals, families, and organizations in the community.

Vision

The vision of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City is to foster, sustain and ensure a strong and vibrant Jewish community for today and for generations to come.

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The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City and our website, www.jcfkc.org, serve as a resource to help donors achieve their charitable and planned giving goals. We do not provide legal, tax, investment or other professional advice. For such advice, please contact your attorney or other professional advisor.

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