The Jewish Film Institute is committed to providing audiences with the opportunity to experience a variety of perspectives on multiple platforms through high-quality, groundbreaking and thought-provoking film and media. We provide a forum for open dialogue between diverse cultural communities to explore the complexities of modern identity and make meaningful connections with one another live and online. We spotlight the work of filmmakers who are addressing the relevant and timely issues of the 21st century.

Give A Gift

With your help, JFI can continue to support innovative programming and independent thinking. Your gift ensures that we will grow to meet the needs of contemporary audiences through the creation, exhibition, promotion, and preservation of film and media that reflect life through a Jewish lens.

35000
ticket buyers anually
1500
films shown
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online shorts
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Festivals to date
2
filmmaker residents
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JFI Family

Charitable Giving

  • Advances the power of film and media to tell the important stories of our time
  • Encourages meaningful dialogue between diverse cultural communities
  • Promotes the exploration and understanding of modern Jewish identity
  • Develops the next generation of media makers, activists and audiences
  • Preserves the history of Jewish cinema through the Jewish Film Archive and our new Video-on-Demand platform
  • Connects filmmakers and film lovers from across the world, in celebrating the best of Jewish media arts

Make a Donation

Your gift ensures that high-quality media and stories, reflecting the diversity and vitality of Jewish culture, will continue to be produced, screened, and enjoyed for generations to come.

Legacy Giving

Make a gift from your estate to the Future Focus Fund to celebrate the past 35 years of unprecedented success and ensure another 35 years of leadership, excellence, independence, and innovation for the Jewish Film Institute. Preserve Jewish history, art and culture through film and media for your children, grandchildren and generations to come.

Donate to the Future Focus Fund

Matching Gifts

Increase the impact of your gift. If your employer sponsors a matching gifts program, your contribution to JFI could be doubled — or even tripled!

Many companies will match charitable donations made by their employees. Even if you already made a donation this year, your employer will usually still match your gift, up to a year after you made the original payment. Most corporate procedures are very simple:

  • Give through your company’s website, or request a Matching Form that can be mailed to your charity of choice
  • Send the Matching Form to JFI, along with your personal gift
  • JFI will verify receipt, and return the form to your company
  • Your company will make a second gift to JFI, based on the amount of your gift

Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:

The Jewish Film Institute
Kim Bistrong
Director of Development
145 9th Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103
T: 415.621.0556
E: kbistrong@jfi.org