Since our founding in 1892, the generous support of our community has made the work of Jewish Family Service possible. Your gift is part of a generations-long tradition that makes a world of difference today for individuals and families in their most vulnerable moments.

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Report to the Community

In addition to our compassionate and caring staff, thousands of donors, foundations, community partners and volunteers support the work of Jewish Family Service each year. View our most recent report here.

Have questions? Contact the Donor Relations Coordinator at or (206) 461-3240.

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More Ways to Give

  • Community of Caring Luncheon

    Join us on May 8, 2023 at the Seattle Sheraton Grand Seattle. The JFS Community of Caring event brings together over 1,000 people in support of JFS. This exciting event tradition grows bigger and better every year. The 2022 Community of Caring luncheon was the most significant fundraising event in the Greater Seattle Jewish community, with contributions in excess of $1,800,000 to support JFS clients, services and programs. Reservations will be available early 2023.

    By sponsoring the 2023 Community of Caring fundraiser, you help cover the costs of the event so donations received can fully support individuals and families in need as they gain better well-being, health and stability.

    Sponsorship benefits include recognition during the event, social media recognition and in JFS print and digital communications throughout the year. Specific benefits are available upon request.

    For more information contact: Silver Lace Greitz, Director of Special Events at or (206) 861-3151.

  • Lamplighter Society

    The Lamplighter Society recognizes the inspiring example of individuals and families who have contributed to JFS in one or more of the following ways:

    • Given $1 million or more in their lifetime.
    • Made a Named Fund Endowment gift.
    • Given $100,000 in one or both of the two most recent fiscal years.
  • Legacy Giving

    The Family Tree Legacy Circle recognizes supporters who have informed us of their intent to leave a bequest to JFS, those of blessed memory who have already left such a gift and those who have made a monetary gift to the JFS Endowment in their lifetime.

    Learn more…

  • Tributes

    There’s no better way to honor the ones you love and respect than with a tribute for weddings, anniversaries, b’nai mitzvahs, birthdays or remembrances. With your minimum tribute of $10, we will send a card acknowledging your thoughtfulness and your gift will support the work of JFS. Contact the Donor Relations Coordinator at or (206) 461-3240 for assistance or to setup a tribute bank. You can make your tribute online now.

  • Matching Gifts

    Please consider naming JFS as a beneficiary if your workplace offers a match for cash donations, volunteer hours or both.

  • Stocks

    For information about donating stocks or other securities, contact Lisa Schultz Golden at or (206) 861-3188. Please note that the value of your stock gift is calculated by taking the average price of the stock the day it enters a Jewish Family Service account.

  • Food Basket Centerpieces

    Instead of perishable flowers, you can rent our beautiful Food Basket Centerpieces for your next special occasion. Elegantly adorned baskets filled with kosher food or faux fruit come in three sizes. Volunteers assemble and decorate the baskets according to your color choice, then deliver them to your event and pick them up afterward. Contact the Volunteer Services team at or (206) 861-3197. Or, place your order online now.

    Bema basket, $108
    Buffet basket, $60
    Table basket, $54

    Please note: Orders require three weeks’ notice.

  • Food Bank-365 Tribute

    When you make a tribute donation of $365 or more, you can honor the ones you love and help feed those who rely on the Polack Food Back every month. Your honoree will receive a tribute card, and both you and your honoree will receive a special day of recognition at the Polack Food Bank. Contact the Donor Relations Coordinator at or (206) 461-3240 for assistance. Or, make your tribute online now.

  • Vehicles

    JFS gladly accepts donations of automobiles. Proceeds from the sale of your vehicle support our vital program. Visit the CARS donation page to get started. Or, contact the Donor Relations Coordinator at or (206) 461-3240 for more information.

From the Blog

Welcoming the Stranger this Refugee Shabbat: Alima’s Story 
Each year, JFS joins with communities across the US and the world to observe Refugee Shabbat. The global initiative, spearheaded by the international Jewish humanitarian organization HIAS, encourages synagogues, other community organizations, …

Help A Family Stay Warm This Winter: Join Our Coat Drive!
Our Refugee & Immigrant Services program supports newly arrived individuals and families from 23 countries throughout the world, including Afghanistan and Ukraine, and helps them make a successful transition to self-sufficiency in the United …

JFS Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade 
Jewish Family Service stands in strong opposition to today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal right to legal abortion in the United States. …

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