Ways to Donate

Your gift makes a difference!  Jewish Family Service is proud to serve all populations in Utah.  We serve hundreds of clients each year as we grow to meet increasing needs in the community.

  • $50 brings music to a person with Alzheimer's via JFS's Music and Memory program, connecting them to the world with beloved music.
  • $150 funds a comprehensive assessment and care plan for an older adult to live independently, or make a plan if they cannot.
  • $300 counsels a family in crisis to help them cope with addiction, job loss, depression, grief and other emotional challenges.
  • $750 provides a caregiver with respite help that allow much needed breaks from full time care for a loved one.
  • $1000 supports the work of our  Alex and Sally Lebwohl Food Pantry, filling the gaps in our social safety net for people hit hardest by crisis.
  • $1500 provides emergency assistance to prevent a family's homelessness during a crisis.

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

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New Tax Benefits from CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) makes your donation to JFS even more valuable.  New tax benefits apply to donations made during 2020.

  • For itemizers: Taxpayers who itemize on their returns may deduct up to 100% of their adjusted gross income for donations to eligible charities like JFS in 2020.
  • For non-itemizers: You may deduct up to $300 (for individuals & couples) for cash gifts to eligible charities in 2020, in addition to taking the standard deduction. 

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

 Donate Online 

Please proceed to our secure online donation form to support the work of Jewish Family Service.

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Chai Society

Jewish Family Service's Chai Society consists of donors committed to sustaining JFS's mission of Tikkun Olam ("Repairing the World" in Hebrew) - through a minimum annual gift of $1800.  This commitment allows those who cannot afford or easily access services to receive urgently needed help.  Call us at 801.746.4334 or email Ellen Silver at for further information.

Corporate Matching 

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

Planned Giving/Bequests

Make your values known. A planned gift or endowment helps ensure clients have strong, responsive programs and services for generations to come. JFS is a founding member organization of the Utah Community Legacy Project, an effort to secure a vibrant future for our community. To learn more about becoming a legacy donor, please email David Dowsett at or contact him at 801.448.2248.

Gifts of Stock 

By giving stock, you can avoid paying tax on long-term appreciation of the securities and receive a deduction for the full market value of this charitable donation.  Contact JFS at 801.746.4334 for transfer instructions.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) 

Qualified donors may transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to eligible public charities each year.  The QCD is excluded from taxable income.  It avoids taxes on IRA distributions and can count toward required minimum distributions.  For 2020, the required minimum distribution is waived as a result of the CARES Act.  However, you may still choose to use a QCD option to support your community.   Contact your IRA administrator for information on how to make a QCD to JFS.

Naming Opportunities   

Honor a loved one by naming a special part of a JFS office.  Your generous gift will make a lasting impression on JFS and help secure our future.  Numerous opportunities remain to name spaces in both our Salt Lake City and Park City offices. Please email Ellen Silver at or call her at 801.746.4334 for more details.


To give your time to Jewish Family Service, please review our Volunteer Opportunities. Email Robin Perley at or call 801.746.4334 for further information.

Food Donations 

Give the gift of food! We provide food assistance through our on-site food pantry to individuals and families who are facing financial crises. The number of people utilizing food pantries is growing due to record unemployment, rising food prices and cuts to government assistance. Food bank visits are increasingly made by folks who have not previously needed any social service programs.  Please call 801.746.4334 for more information on ways to donate.

Grocery Loyalty Programs   

You can benefit JFS while you shop!  With Smith's Inspiring Donations, JFS receives a donation of 0.5% of your order when you shop with your Rewards Card.  

  1. Go to SmithsFoodandDrug.com/inspire
  2. Sign into your account or choose "Create an Account" and fill in the information
  3. Link your Rewards Card to Jewish Family Service.  You can search for our name on their system or enter the code TV609.


  • Log into AmazonSmile with your regular Amazon login, and find "Your AmazonSmile" in the dropdown menu in the upper left corner. 
  • Select Jewish Family Service located in Salt Lake City, UT as your "current charity." 
  • You can also turn on AmazonSmile on your mobile app by finding "settings" on the main menu.  Tap AmazonSmile and follow the instructions on your phone.

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 our Salt Lake City offices (address below).

Tribute Cards   

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. 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. 

Designated Days of Online Giving 

JFS participates in Park City-based LivePCGivePC fundraising campaign and the state-wide LoveUTGiveUT fundraising campaign in November every year. During these annual online fundraising days local communities come together for 24 hours of virtual giving - initiatives of The Park City Community Foundation and The Community Foundation of Utah, 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.

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.

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.  Talk to your employer for more information.


JFS does not provide tax or legal advice regarding these ways to donate.  Please contact your tax advisor or lawyer if you have questions about how these options might apply to you.

JFS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is fully tax deductible as allowed by law.  Our tax ID is 87-0227089.

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