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FJC's CEO, Lenny Glickman, Interviewed About Donor Advised Funds

 The Jewish Week interviewed FJC's CEO, Lenny Glickman, about our Donor Advised Fund options. You can read the full interview here.

List of Organizations Aiding the Refugee Crisis

Millions of people have been displaced because of war, persecution, and poverty. FJC has compiled a list of organizations that are working to aid these refugees and migrants. If you are interested, we are happy to assist you in making a grant. This is just a sample of organizations and FJC does not endorse one over another. If you would like more information on these or others, please do not hesitate to contact us.

FJC FSP - Cancer Gets LOST - featured in an article

Cancer Gets LOST - a project that is fiscally sponsored by FJC - shows how pop culture fans are coming together for charity. Read the full article here.

FJC has earned a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

 FJC has earned a 4-Star Raing from Charity Navigator for the fourth consecutive year. FJC's Charity Navigator listing can be found here.

List of Organizations Helping the Victims of the Earthquake in Nepal

Early on April 25 a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Nepal's densely populated capital, Kathmandu. The quake and subsequent aftershocks have caused widespread devastation and loss of life, affecting communities in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. The disaster is the worst to hit Nepal since 1934.

FJC sponsors 3 projects in Nepal – Nepal Teacher Training Innovations and Her Turn are based in Kathmandu and focus on empowering girls. Changing Lives Nepal focuses on sustainable, effective change inside Nepal.

With the help of InterAction,

FJC has compiled a list of organizations that are helping the victims of the earthquake in Nepal

. If you plan to recommend a grant, please add "Nepal Earthquake" to the "Special Notes for FJC" field. Given the severity of the situation, we will be prioritizing grant recommendations with this designation.

Legacy FJC DAF provides funds to Peres Peace Center

 A fund that was established by the late Helen Rehr, DSW to enhance the health and mental health care for vulnerable populations within the State of Israel and the City of New York has made its first grant from FJC. A Press Release can be found here.

FJC Surpasses $250 Million in Charitable Assets

 FJC surpassed $250 million of assets under management at the end of October 2014. Please see the press release here.

2014 Year-End Deadlines

Please review and keep in mind the following deadlines:


  • Contributions of cash to your FJC account sent via US mail (not FedEx, DHL, or others) must be postmarked by December 31, 2014, to qualify as a 2014 tax deduction. Deliveries by other means must be received by December 31.
  • Contributions of securities and mutual fund shares should be made as soon as possible and received by FJC by December 31. Please notify us in advance of the transfer so we can promptly credit your fund. Brokers tend to be busy at year-end.
  • Contributions of other assets such as real estate, restricted securities, or privately held stock can be made but require long lead times.


  • December 18, 2014, is the deadline for this year's grant recommendations. If you would like a charity to receive a grant before year-end, we recommend you advise us as early as possible!

New CFO Arrives at FJC

Former ASPCA CFO, Mark Abrahams, becomes FJC's new CFO. The full story, via Philanthropy New York, is here.

Gaza fighting kills 2 U.S. born Lone Soldiers – FJC fund supports Lone Soldier services

 The Michael Levin Lone Soldier fund has raised over $1million to support services to Lone Soldiers in the IDF. Please see FJC's Press Release here. You can support Lone Soldiers through FJC. Please see our Ad in The Jewish Week here.

The Freedom Fund - maintained at FJC - is featured on WNYC

 WNYC has featured The Freedom Fund, which is a revolving fund that helps people post bail for non-felony charges. The fund is maintained at FJC. Read the story here.

FJC Fiscally Sponsored Program Featured in the Wall Street Journal

 The FJC fiscally sponsored program, Wendy Walk, a national walk created to raise funds and awareness for liposarcoma, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.

FJC Program Featured In Crains

The Park Slope Food Coop has partnered with FJC to make loans to new co-op start-ups. See the article here.

Typhoon Haiyan

A comprehensive list of organizations helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines can be seen here

FJC's Revolving Loan Fund At Work In Kentucky

FJC's continued national work in public broadcasting has been spotlighted, this time for work in Kentucky. The article is available here.

Ronna Brown joins the FJC Board of Directors.

 Ronna Brown, President of Philanthropy New York, has joined the FJC Board of Directors. Please see the press release here.

FJC Scholarship Fund - Anonymous Was A Woman

 FJC's Scholarship Fund - the Anonymous Was A Woman Awards - were recently highlighted by Rutgers. You can read about the Awards here.

Tanenbaum Foundation honored FJC at their 2013 Gala.

 FJC was presented with the Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award. You can find event information here.

FJC Account Featured in New York Times

The Chief Rabbi of Poland, Rabbi Michael Schudrich, was featured in a New York Times article about the new Jewish museum in Poland, which you can see here. You can donate to the fiscally sponsored program - The Jewish Community of Poland - through our Donation Page. Please remember to designate "Jewish Community of Poland" in the donation.

FJC Account Featured in Jerusalem Post

FJC manages the Michael Levin Memorial Fund. You can donate through our website and note the Fund's name. You can read the article here.

Fiscal Sponsorship Participant featured in the Huffington Post

 Dhara, a participant in FJC's Fiscal Sponsorship Program, was recently featured in the Huffington Post. Read the article here.

FJC Account Featured in NY Magazine

 The Lily Sarah Grace Fund, a fund at FJC was featured in a recent NY Magazine article. Read the article here.

Hurricane Sandy Relief

 To date, FJC donors have provided $338,905 in Hurricane Sandy help. If you would like a contribution or distribution expedited that is related to storm relief and recovery, please contact our Grants Administrator at donohue@fjc.org.


Public Radio Capital establishes $100k Revolving Public Media Fund with FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds

 Please see the full Press Release here.

FJC's Agency Loan Fund provides critical financing for sale of Palm Beach public television station.

Current, August 21, 2012.

IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities Recommends Greater Use of Donor Advised Funds and Fiscal Sponsorship

The IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) recommends the IRS takes the following action: "the IRS should coordinate with the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Chief Counsel on the issuance of precedential guidance about tax-compliant alternatives to the creation of new Section 501(c)(3) organizations, such as fiscal sponsorships and donor-advised funds." Read more here.

FJC on Bloomberg Radio

FJC ran ads on Bloomberg Radio, including testimonials which highlight different services provided by FJC to our account holders and organizations in our community. Why not take a moment to listen and learn about some of the exciting things FJC is a part of.
HERE Arts Center - Agency Loan Fund Borrower
Mark Levin - Collective Giving Participant

FJC has earned the prestigious Guidestar Exchange Seal.

Click here to see our full listing on Guidestar.

FJC has earned a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator.

Click here to see our full listing on Charity Navigator.