What is TOP Jewish Foundation?

TOP Jewish Foundation was founded in 1980 to help community members maximize their charitable giving, while ensuring the Jewish future of our community.  TOP proudly works with organizations, synagogues and day schools as well as individuals with endowment, legacy gifts and donor advised funds.  Regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, we all have the ability to create a philanthropic fund.

For individuals and families, getting involved with TOP Jewish Foundation is like having a family foundation with less cost and more convenience.

Donors can receive many tax benefits from giving cash as well as non-cash gifts such as appreciated public securities, private stock, business interests, real estate and insurance policies.

Since its inception, TOP has grown to manage millions of dollars in community assets and taken a leading role in promoting and securing legacy gifts and commitments, ensuring a strong Jewish future.

    • TOP manages over 700 different funds.
    • Current assets under management total approximately $70 million,
    • Since its inception, TOP has distributed over $100m into the Jewish and general communities.

We pride ourselves on being the only Jewish foundation that maintains a strict anti-terror and anti-BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) investment policy. We've worked with our investment manager, Goldman Sachs, to create a screening tool that does not allow any such problematic companies to enter our portfolio.

We offer our partners - individuals and organizations - a level of white-glove service, regardless of a fund's balance. This partnership offers an opportunity for the community to grow and be sustained. 

In working with TOP for your philanthropic goals, you'll find that we truly live up to our tagline: We make giving easy.

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For Individuals

TOP Jewish Foundation helps individual donors make the most of their charitable dollars and offers a host of services, including navigating donations of stock, Israel Bonds, and more complicated gifts.
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For Organizations

Small-to-medium sized nonprofits benefit from a suite of endowment and short-term investment support services that provide access to high-level oversight, responsiveness, and results with our investment manager, Goldman Sachs.
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For Good

Through a decades-long commitment to community sustainability, TOP has distributed over 2,000 grants in the past year, totaling just under $10m and stewards over $66m of the community's assets.
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After getting to know us through our website, please let us know what we can do to help you meet your charitable goals. Sign up for our newsletter, drop us a note, or give us a call: we're here to help make your giving easier!


Welcome to Our Newest TOP Community:
Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties (JFVFC)
TOP is thrilled to announce the our 8th Federation added to the TOP Community. Via the new community we are also with Temple Beth-El in Ormond Beach and are excited to offer TOP services, including our Life & Legacy Program™, to the Federation and the Temple. Welcome aboard, Volusia & Flagler!



Emergency Funds for Israel: TOP Jewish Foundation stands in solidarity with Israel
TOP, with its Jewish Federation partners throughout Florida, directs financial support through the Federations' umbrella organization, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) in support of Israel.   JFNA is in close contact with partners on the ground (the Jewish Agency for Israel, The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Israel Trauma Coalition) as they prepare to provide the critical care and support to those affected. 

To donate via your TOP donor-advised fund*, click here. Scroll to "Search for other Grantees," enter "JFNA" and then select "Search." Then, select "JFNA 2023 Israel Fund" from the list and choose "Create Request."

To donate via credit card, click here:

*All requests for distributions to Israel will be processed urgently. If you have any questions regarding donations to Israel, please email Hayley Garron at [email protected] or call 813-961-9090.

Check out TOP's 2023 Highlights - Thank you for a fantastic year!

TOP Jewish Foundation is thrilled to announce that, for the first time, we surpassed $80 million in assets under management. We thank donors and organizational partners for using TOP for their charitable donations and investments.

During 2023, on behalf of its donors and organizational partners, TOP distributed 2,456 grants totaling over $11.3 million to nonprofit organizations.

Thank you to our 2023/2024 Sponsors!

(To see all of our 2023-2024 sponsors, please visit our sponsorship page here.)

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors 

Steve & Amy Klein Philanthropic Fund

Steven and Rochelle Friedman Walk Philanthropic Fund and Gould Philanthropic Fund

In Kind Sponsors


We are grateful that over 17,000 North American donors have committed over $1 billion in legacy gifts through our collaboration with TOP Jewish Foundation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY initiative. Locally through this endowment building effort 615 community donors have already committed a legacy gift to one or more organizations that have shaped their lives. Please join us in our community-wide effort to ensure a vibrant Jewish future in Florida. To access our LIFE & LEGACY webpage, where you can download a Letter of Intent form, click here.