At the Jewish Film Institute, we champion bold films and filmmakers that expand and evolve the Jewish story for audiences everywhere. Your donation strengthens the transformative power of film and media to entertain and engage us, turn conversation into action, and reframe understanding of Jewish cultures and identities.

There are many ways to donate to support JFI's initiatives, from general operating support to exhibitions to filmmaker services. For more information or to discuss your gift, please contact Nate Gellman, Director of Development and Communications at 415.621.0556 or

Annual Fund

Your unrestricted gift is the best way to support the Jewish Film Institute! These contributions support our year-round work enabling us to catalyze film’s evolution on big and small screens as an indispensable form of cultural communication that inspires personal and societal change. You can also choose to make a recurring monthly donationFully tax-deductible.

Sustainability Fund

Your gift to the JFI Sustainability Fund secures the future of Jewish storytelling for generations to come. Sustaining gifts provide critical resources to bolster and enhance JFI’s role as the leading presenter of Jewish film and media, support emerging and established filmmakers exploring complex and nuanced Jewish themes, and expand JFI’s reach and reputation regionally, nationally, and internationally. Fully tax-deductible.

Program Support

Rooted in the inquisitive spirit of the Bay Area and Judaism’s tenet that learning is a lifelong pursuit JFI's diverse programs and initiatives illuminate the full diversity of Jewish experiences through screenings, performances, and events. Your fully tax-deductible gift to JFI's annual fund provides essential to support to JFI's year-round events, screenings, workshops, and more. Programs benefiting from dedicated support include:

Tribute + Memorial Gifts

Celebrate a loved one by making a tribute or memorial gift in their honor. The chosen recipient will receive a notification letting them or their family know about the gift in their name. Fully tax-deductible.

The films that have been provided by JFI through the Mitzvah Series make me laugh and cry. So much emotion goes in and out of my veins, I am proud to be Jewish and supportive of this program!

— Shirley D., Resident, Rhoda Goldman Plaza

Matching Gifts

Employers of all sizes have matching gift programs that will match or even double your tax-deductible contributions to the Jewish Film Institute. Check with your personnel or finance office to find out if your company offers this as a benefit. If so, simply obtain a matching gift form, fill it out, and send it to:

    You can also search your database for our tax-ID: 94-2854068.

    In-Kind Donations

    In-Kind gifts are a creative way to support JFI while building brand visibility among our loyal, film-going audiences.

    JFI accepts in-kind donations including but not limited to:

    • Goods such as food and beverages for special events; computer hardware; and office equipment
    • Services including hotel accommodations and transportation; housing and meeting space; equipment rentals; and administrative
    • Expertise like legal, tax or business advice; marketing and website development; and strategic planning
    • And more! Visit our Partnerships page for details.

    To make an in-kind donation, please contact Nate Gellman, Director of Development and Communications at 415.621.0556 or

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