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

    The JFS Community of Caring luncheon brings together over 1,000 people who support the work of JFS. This exciting event grows bigger and better every year! The 2023 Community of Caring luncheon was the most significant fundraising event in the Greater Seattle Jewish community, thanks to our incredible community of supporters, with total contributions in excess of $2,000,000. These funds allow JFS to provide compassionate, skilled, culturally competent programs and services that support the well-being, health, and stability of Jewish individuals and families, refugees and immigrants, and our broader community.

    Become a JFS Community of Caring sponsor! Are you interested in helping to cover the costs of our Community of Caring fundraising event? By becoming a sponsor, you help ensure donations received will fully support individuals and families in our community who access our programs and services including: survivors of domestic violence, newly arrived refugees and immigrants fleeing conflict and persecution, Holocaust survivors, adults living with cognitive disabilities, neighbors in need of food and housing, and more.

    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.

  • Household Donations & Wish Lists

    Thank you for your interest in donating household goods to support the individuals and families we serve at JFS! The health and dignity of our clients is extremely important to us, so we are only able to accept specific items.

    See what we take

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 bema baskets for your next special occasion. These elegantly adorned baskets are filled with kosher food or faux fruit – your choice! Volunteers assemble and decorate the baskets according to your event color scheme. Contact the Volunteer Services team at or (206) 861-3197. Or, place your order online now.

    Bema basket, $108

    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

JFS Food Sort: The Joy of Filling our Neighbors’ Plates 
By Rabbi Laura Rumpf, Director of Project Kavod There’s an old Yiddish parable that depicts heaven and the underworld as two great big banquets. Both feature people sitting around a table …

Caring for Our Community: Social Work Spotlight 
JFS helps thousands of people a year navigate challenging life circumstances—from living with a disability or a mental health challenge to caring for an aging parent or helping feed the family. …

With Love from Bellingham: The Big Heart of a Small Jewish Community 
At the start of 2023, thanks to Congregation Beth Israel (CBI) in Bellingham, WA, we were privileged to receive an in-kind donation of needed household items to help set up incoming refugees for …

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