Jewish Communal Fund

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The Jewish Communal Fund of New York (EIN: 23-7174183) is a 501(c)(3) non profit foundation based in New York. It supports a number of pro-Israel causes and also sends significant funds to organisations pushing Islamophobia.

The JCF is a donor-advised fund:

'Jewish Communal Fund (JCF) facilitates and promotes charitable giving to sectarian and nonsectarian organizations through donor advised funds and provides support to Jewish organizations in New York. We enable individuals and families to achieve their philanthropic goals simply and effectively, with full confidentiality.' [1]


Organisations that have received funding from the fund include:

The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, American Freedom Defense Initiative, American Friends of Leket Israel, American Friends of Libi, American Friends of IDC, American Friends of the IDF Rabbinate, American Friends of the Israel Democracy Institute, American Friends of Tel Aviv University, and the America-Israel Friendship League.

JCF was also one of the top contributors to the anti-Muslim think tank Middle East Forum between 2000 and 2009, donating a total of $387,940.[2]





Grantees included:


Grantees included:

Overseas expenditure

In 2011, Central America and the Carribean region received $95,967,188 worth of investment, while the Middle East received $140,000. [10]

In 2012 it invested $383,000 in and granted $1,800 to the Middle East and North African region, and granted $100,000 to Europe, $1,000 to North America. It also invested $79,470,544 in the Central American Region. [11]


Jewish Communal Fund
575 Madison Avenue
Suite 703
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212.752.8277
Fax: 212.319.6963 [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jewish Communal Fund, Jewish Communal Fund, accessed 1 December 2016.
  2. MEF Funding, rightweb.irc, accessed October 2015
  3. Jewish Communal Fund, 990 Form, 2014. accessed 26 October 2016.
  4. IRS 990s 2013 and 2012, reviewed by Spinwatch
  5. Jewish Communal Fund, 990 Form, 2013. accessed 26 October 2016.
  6. IRS 990s 2013 and 2012, reviewed by Spinwatch
  7. Jewish Communal Fund, 990 Form, 2012. accessed 26 October 2016.
  8. Jewish Communal Fund, 990 Form, 2011. accessed 14 November 2016.
  9. Jewish Communal Fund, 990 Form, 2010. accessed 14 November 2016.
  10. Form 990 2011, Foundation Center, accessed 1 February 2016
  11. Jewish Communal Fund, 990 Form, 2012. accessed 26 October 2016.