Giving Opportunities

JFSGNH is grateful to all of our supporters, donors and volunteers. You make a difference in the lives of so many. Each year, your assistance provides support, stability and solutions for thousands of people in our local community.

There are many ways you can help us to fulfill our mission. Your gift can help keep the memory of loved ones alive, leave a legacy in your name, and touch the lives of others in the local community.

Please Donate
If you would like to make a one-time or monthly monetary donation, you may do so at any time. You can specify the program (e.g., food assistance, mental health, elderly), you would like the donation to be used for or you can select “General Fund,” and the agency will place the funding where it is most needed. Click here to make a donation.

JFSGNH Tribute Card

Tribute Cards
There is no better way to honor and recognize the ones you love and respect than with a Tribute Card from JFSGNH. For weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, B’nai Mitzvot, and sympathy in remembrance at times of loss, Tribute Cards honor those close to you while also supporting the work of JFSGNH. With each tribute card donation, we send a beautiful card acknowledging your thoughtfulness to the person you are recognizing. To send a Tribute Card, click here.

Our Annual Fundraisers:
Friends Campaign: Our largest fundraiser of the year raises funds to support the many wonderful programs and services offered by JFS.

Thanksgiving Campaign: The funds we raise help to provide traditional food for the holiday, including both fresh and non-perishable items, for hundreds of local families on Thanksgiving.

A Night of Recognition:
This annual community event brings our supporters together to raise much needed funds, and awareness about our JFSGNH programs which assist individuals and families in need.

Passover Campaign: The funds we raise help to provide Passover assistance to families in our local community.

Food Pantry Donations
The JFSGNH Food Pantry & Food Assistance Program distributes nearly 100,000 lbs. of non-perishable food, fresh produce and fruits, frozen fish/meats, and toiletries annually to residents of Greater New Haven. The Pantry accepts donations of newly purchased non-perishable foods and toiletries. To schedule a donation drop off, contact Sandy Hagan at or call her at 203-397-0796.

Create a Jewish Legacy
By remembering JFSGNH in your will or estate planning, you can Create a Jewish Legacy of philanthropy and generosity that will endure forever in the Greater New Haven Jewish community. All Legacy gifts are managed by The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven. Your legacy can help keep your memory, or the memory of loved one, alive while impacting the lives of others within our local community. Here are several ways you can help support JFSGNH and leave a legacy in your name:

  • Securities and Appreciated Stock – you can transfer securities, appreciated stocks or mutual fund shares directly from your brokerage account to JFSGNH’s brokerage account.
  • Designate a percentage of your assets to JFSGNH in your Will. Assets can be stocks, bonds, CDs, real estate, trust fund, life insurance, among other items.
  • Name JFSGNH as a beneficiary of your retirement plan fund IRA, 401 (k), or pension plan.
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities or Deferred Gift Annuity.
  • Create a permanent endowment in the name of a loved one.
  • Ask your employer if they match contributions and if so, obtain the paperwork.

JFS EIN Number 06-0646692

For more information about leaving a bequest to JFSGNH, contact:

Robbin Seipold, Development Director
1440 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 389-5599, ext. 105;
Lisa Stanger, Executive Director of the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, (203)387-2424, ext. 382

Your financial planner, lawyer, accountant or insurance agent can guide you on the procedures and tax benefits associated with planned/charitable gifts.