Funds and Foundations –
Transform Your Philanthropy

Whether you are starting a new foundation or have had one for years, our team of experts will support your vision.

We provide specialized support for donor advised funds and supporting foundations. From identifying funding opportunities for the causes you care about to facilitating the grant-making process for you, we will guide you through every step. We’ll even meet with you personally to talk about your family’s philanthropy and give you tips and advice on how to get the next generation – your children and grandchildren – involved in charitable giving.

We manage close to 400 donor advised funds and foundations, distributing more than $35 million annually to more than 1,400 Jewish and secular organizations in Baltimore and beyond.

When you establish an endowment, donor advised fund or supporting foundation with us, it will be invested in The Associated’s high-performing Jewish Community Investment Fund (JCIF). The JCIF aims to obtain superior investment results through diversification and to provide better access to investment managers. Your money is in amazing company.

Are you a current fund holder? Here’s how you can easily make grant recommendations through your donor advised fund.

To access our online grant making portal DonorSphere, click here. To set up a new account, contact TeNaea Thomas at or call 410-369-9339

Complete the grant recommendation form, scan and email as an attachment to  

Print out and complete this grant recommendation form. Mail to:
Grants Administrator
The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore
101 West Mount Royal Avenue | Baltimore, MD 21201

Do you seek to refine your grantmaking? Do you need more support? Learn about our new CO-OPERATE, funders hub.

Need help? Have questions? Contact Lauren Klein at or call 410-369-9278.

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