Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation (JJCF) serves as the investment account for South Palm Beach County. Through planned gifts and endowments, the Foundation provides a variety of services, as well as a safety net for the long-term needs of the community. Discover the range of ways the JJCF enhances Jewish life for generations to come, and offers people a meaningful way to leave a lasting Jewish legacy.

Upcoming Events

Kamsly Grant Meeting

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

CJL Training #1

October 8 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

CJL Training #2

December 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

CJL Celebration Opt. 2

February 4, 2025 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CJL Celebration Opt. 1

February 9, 2025 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Planned Giving & Endowments

Whatever you envision for the future of the Jewish people, the power to achieve it is within your reach through the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation (JJCF).

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor advised fund (DAF), which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant now to make an immediate impact, or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE)

Today’s Jewish women can perpetuate their own names and commitment to Jewish continuity by establishing a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE), which permanently endows a woman’s annual Lion of Judah level gift.

Create a Jewish Legacy (CJL)

Spearheaded by the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation, and in partnership with local Jewish agencies, synagogues and schools, CJL is dedicated to building a strong, vibrant Jewish community through planned gifts and endowments.

Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF)

JWF is where passionate and socially conscious women join forces to help brighten— even save— the lives of children and women around the world through strategic grant making, fundraising and advocacy.

Professional Advisory Committee (PAC)

Estate planning professionals including lawyers, financial and wealth advisors, life insurance professionals, and accountants in South Palm Beach County are an intregral part of the JJCF as they work with their clients to plan charitable gifts.

For more information please contact Erica Gordon, Director, Foundation Development at EricaG@bocafed.org

Upcoming Events

PAC Season Kick-Off

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PAC Networking Happy Hour

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

PAC Campus Tour #1

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Grants & Scholarships

Each year, The Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation awards scholarships to qualified applicants.
A variety of funds are set up to meet the needs of our community, including:
The deadlines differ for each opportunity. Please consult the application for more information.

All applications must be complete online at the links provided above.


Lottie Nilsen, CFRE, Vice President, Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation
561.852.3109 | lottien@bocafed.org

Sandra Baum, Director, Foundation Community Resources
561-852-6065 | sandyb@bocafed.org

One Happy Camper

Is your child ready to try overnight camp for the first time?
You may be eligible for a grant from the One Happy Camper program.

One Happy Camper provides grants of up to $1000 to families with children attending nonprofit Jewish overnight camps for the first time. One Happy Camper, a program of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, is funded locally by Jewish Federation of

South Palm Beach County and the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation.

Campers can receive either a $700 incentive grant for a first-time overnight camp experience lasting 12 to 18 consecutive days OR a $1000 incentive grant for a first-time camp experience lasting 19 or more consecutive days.

Find out more about One Happy Camper and apply for a grant.



Choose an approved camp from the Find-A-Camp directory and register directly with the camp. Then apply online for a One Happy Camper grant at org. Once your application has been approved, funds will be paid directly to the camp in the spring and will be credited towards your balance.

To be eligible, typically your child must be registered for an approved overnight camp from the Foundation for Jewish Camp website for the first time for either 12-18 consecutive days or at least 19 consecutive days. The program is open to campers through (entering) grade 12, and your family must permanently reside in Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s local catchment area (Boca Raton, Delray Beach or Highland Beach).
Grants are awarded to children who are notcurrently participating in a daily immersive Jewish experience, such as a Jewish day school.

If your child attended camp for fewer than 12 consecutive days in a previous summer, they will be eligible for a grant this summer if they attend camp for more than 12 consecutive days.

Campers can only receive the grant once, for their first time attending Jewish overnight night camp for 12+ consecutive days. If they receive a $700 grant one summer, they cannot receive a $1,000 grant for a subsequent summer.

  1. Visit org for more information and to register