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As the premier curatorial voice for Jewish film and media and a leading arts and culture non-profit in the Bay Area, the Jewish Film Institute (JFI) relies on our supporters to inspire communities in San Francisco and around the world to expand their understanding of Jewish life through film, media, and dialogue.

As a friend of the Jewish Film Institute, you already know that film and media is a powerful medium for illuminating perspectives and uncovering our collective stories. Giving a gift to JFI ensures that film and media that examines the depth and breadth of the global Jewish experience will continue to be produced, presented and discussed. Scroll down to make a donation and see a list of JFI's programs in need of your support.

To discuss giving with a JFI representative, email Development Coordinator Rebecca Capper at rcapper@jfi.org or call 415.621.0556 ext. 215

SF Jewish Film Festival

JFI's signature program is the first and still the largest Jewish film festival in the world with an audience of over 40,000 across 5 Bay Area cities each summer.

WinterFest

JFI's growing mini-festival in San Francisco, this two day event features cutting edge new releases just in time for Academy Award season.

JFI Filmmaker Residency

The program provides media makers with one year of mentoring and support and office space at JFI's home at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center.

JFI Next Wave

Next Wave programs reach a vital and diverse community of contemporary film lovers ages 18-35 with interactive and social programs that combine film with art, music, comedy, food, politics focusing on innovative new Jewish content.

The Mitzvah Series

JFI presents films and discussions in Bay Area senior centers, providing people unable to attend theatrical screenings with opportunities for viewing and discussing critical stories, as well as discounted tickets and free screenings at SFJFF.

The Mitzvah Series at San Quentin

JFI brings its "Best Of" films to incarcerated adults with post-screening Q&As and staff-ignited discussions about relevant themes, including through the prison's closed-circuit television network.

Best of the Fest

A program of selected audiences favorites from the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for new and returning audiences at Jewish Community Centers in Marin and the East Bay.

Jerusalem Film Workshop

JFI's partnership with the Jerusalem Film Workshop offers documentary film students an opportunity to attend a 6-week summer filmmaking intensive in Israel with their finished films screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Festival Awards

An SFJFF award goes a long way to a film's continued success, including the coveted SFJFF Audience Awards, Film Movement Short Film Award, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award and the juried, Oscar-qualifying Best Short Documentary Award.

JFI On Demand

300 selected films available for streaming from JFI's digital archive of over 1800 expertly curated films. JFI on Demand is accessible to all users to stream, rent or download films from their preferred streaming service providers. 

JFI Online Shorts

A monthly curated selection of short films and exceptional works with accompanying artist Q&As available for free and in their entirety via JFI's YouTube Channel with 2.2 million views worldwide.

Talk Amongst Yourselves

JFI live-streamed programs harness the power of film and the unparalleled potential of connectivity online to bring the magic of JFI's live programs to audiences worldwide. 

More Ways to Support JFI

For further information, contact:

Rebecca Capper
JFI Development Coordinator
E: rcapper@jfi.org
T: 415.621.0556 x215
145 Ninth Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional Opportunities
JFI's work would not be possible without general operating support. Unrestricted grants and gifts are welcome and most appreciated. Our thriving membership program includes a range of benefits such as special access to SFJFF and year-round screenings and events.

Legacy Giving
Make your gift for future generations of Jewish film lovers by becoming a contributor the JFI Future Focus Fund. For more information on legacy giving, contact Rebecca Capper: rcapper@jfi.org or 415 621 0556 ext. 215.

Tax Information
JFI is a 501(c)3 organization and you contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law minus the cash value of goods and services received. Our IRS Tax Id is 94-2854068. Consult a tax professional to learn more about IRS rules covering income tax deductions for charitable contributions by individuals. The tax deductible portion of your gift to Jewish Film Institute does not include the fair market value of the benefits and goods received. Please advise staff if you do not wish to receive benefits.