Ways to Give

One-time Gift

Contribute in honor or memory of someone special. When you give to JFLA, we send a tribute card by mail or email in recognition of your gift.

Automatic Monthly Gifts

Become a sustaining donor and show your commitment to Jewish Free Loan monthly.

Matching Gifts

If your employer has a matching gift program, you may be able to double your donation.

Guarantor Guardians

Currently or have served as a guarantor on a JFLA loan and looking for other ways to maximize your support to JFLA? Become a Guarantor Guardian and commit to a unique opportunity to make a tangible impact in the JFLA community.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donating through a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a strategic and flexible way to manage your charitable giving. When you contribute to a DAF, you're eligible for an immediate tax deduction, and you have the freedom to recommend grants from the fund to JFLA at your own pace. It's a smart and convenient approach to philanthropy that offers notable tax benefits while directly supporting JFLA's mission.  


You may take some or all of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and have it sent directly to JFLA as a Qualified Charitable Distribution. This is a smart way of making a charitable gift as you will avoid taxes that you otherwise would pay on your RMD.

Appreciated Stock

Gifts of appreciated stock are great assets to donate since JFLA won’t pay capital gains tax, but you would if you sold it yourself. You may think it will require a lot of paperwork and phone calls, but it is simple. Ask us for our stock transfer instructions, then pass them on to your broker (or initiate the transfer yourself online).


Create a fundraising campaign on social media that you can customize around any type of event.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

JFLA’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program encourages students to find personally meaningful ways to incorporate tzedakah (charity/justice) into their new lives as adults.

Named Loan Fund

Create an enduring charitable legacy and receive significant personal and estate tax advantages by establishing a new loan program at Jewish Free Loan.

Planned Giving

The Legacy Circle is a way for donors to support JFLA through planned giving opportunities. Supporting JFLA's Legacy Circle helps ensure the future viability of our interest-free lending services.

Ways to make a planned gift:​

  • A Bequest- Leave money, stock, or bonds to JFLA in your will or trust.
  • Retirement Plan- Designate JFLA as a beneficiary for part or all of an IRA.
  • Life Insurance Policy- Make JFLA the owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

JFLA is available to work with you and your financial advisor to determine the best way for you to make a gift.

Donation Questions 

Any questions or need more information about donations, please contact Kelly Halligan at kelly@jfla.org

JFLA Assistant