Ways to Donate

JFS is supported by local and national foundations, corporate grants, the United Jewish Federation of Utah, and private donations. Discover the numerous ways that you can help JFS remain an open door to those in need.

Become a Friend of JFS

Please contact Caroline Gaudy, Development & Marketing Coordinator for further information. Call 801.746.4334 x113 or email Caroline

Your gift makes a difference! You enable us to help people of all faiths address life's challenges:
  • $75 provides 1 hour of in-home services to an isolated older adult.
  • $150 provides for a comprehensive assessment and care plan for an older adult.
  • $300 counsels a family in crisis to help them cope with addiction, job loss, depression, grief and other emotional challenges.
  • $500 provides one month of respite care for a caregiver.
  • $750 provides emergency assistance to prevent a family's homelessness.

JFS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

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Chai Society

Jewish Family Service's Chai Society are donors committed to sustaining JFS's mission of Tikkun Olam ("Repairing the World" in Hebrew) - valuing community and taking care of those among us who most need our attention. Members commit to a minimum gift of $1800 annually. Call us at 801.746.4334 or email Ellen Silver for further information.

Tribute Cards   

Honor those close to you and support JFS at the same time. Make a donation in any amount to JFS "In memory of ..." or "In celebration of ..." or "For the speedy recovery of ..." and JFS will send a Tribute Card on your behalf to the designated recipient. A tribute card is a thoughtful way to acknowledge any occasion in the lives of others while supporting the important work of Jewish Family Service.

Planned Giving/Bequests

Make your values known. A planned gift or endowment helps insure clients have strong, responsive programs and services for generations to come. JFS is a founding member organization of the Utah Community Legacy Project, securing a vibrant future for our community. To learn more about becoming a legacy donor, please contact Ellen Silver at 801.746.4334 or email Ellen.

"An organization does not seek funds because it has needs ... but because it meets needs." (Anonymous)

Food Donations 

Give the gift of food! We provide food assistance to eligible individuals and families who are facing financial crises through our on-site food pantry. The number of people utilizing food pantries is growing due to economic hardship, rising food prices and cuts to government assistance. Food bank visits are increasingly made by folks who have never needed any social service programs in the past. The economy remains difficult for many people - these folks are your friends and neighbors who have fallen on hard times. Please bring your gifts of non-perishable food items to JFS, 1111 East Brickyard Road, Suite 218.  Or call 801.746.4334 for more information.

Gas & Grocery Gift Cards

Contribute gift cards from local grocery stores & gas stations such as Smith's, Walmart, Harmons, Maverick, Sinclair, etc. Gift cards enable people to purchase what they need, when they need it. If you would like to contribute a gift card, please send it to:

Jewish Family Service
1111 East Brickyard Road
Suite 218
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

Designated Days of Online Giving 

JFS participates in the state-wide LoveUTGiveUT fundraising campaign in March and Park City-based LivePCGivePC fundraising campaign in November every year. On these annual online fundraising days local communities come together for 24 hours of virtual giving - initiatives of The Community Foundation of Utah and The Park City Community Foundation, respectively. It's your chance to make an impact for nonprofits that help make Utah a great place to live. Watch for notices on JFS's website for dates of these upcoming campaigns.

Gifts of Stock 

This is a mutually beneficial option for donor and recipient, as under certain circumstances capital gains tax may be avoided if stock is donated rather than sold first. (Consult a tax advisor. This is not legal nor tax advice.)

Corporate Matching 

Ask your employer if they have a matching gift program - an easy way to double your donation to JFS!

State or Federal Employee Campaigns 

If you are a state or federal employee there are designated ways you can donate to JFS through payroll deduction.

Circles of Giving

Circles of Giving are groups who join together, share an evening of socializing, education, and tzedakah while donating to the programs and services offered by Jewish Family Service. For more information please contact Francisca Blanc by email or call 801.746.4334 ext 113. 

United Way

You can contribute to Jewish Family Service by donating through the United Way of Salt Lake, whether by a one-time gift or a recurring payroll deduction.  Be sure to designate JFS Utah for your donation.  Please contact JFS at 801.746.4334 for more information or United Way at www.unitedway.org.

Donate Online 

Please proceed to our secure online donation form to input your personal information and make a secure online transaction to support the work of the Jewish Family Service.

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To give your time to Jewish Family Service, please review our Volunteer Opportunities. Contact Alle Salazar (801) 746-4334 x108 for further information.

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." — Anne Frank