Honoring the values of tzedakah and tikkun olam, the Tidewater Jewish Foundation is dedicated to creating permanent resources to meet the challenges and needs of the Jewish community.

  • TJF Mission

    The Foundation educates individuals, families and its affiliates on the rewards of philanthropy and facilitates the philanthropic process through planned giving and endowments. Foundation grants and distributions serve the needs of Hampton Roads, the United States, Israel and nations worldwide. Donors partnering with TJF and its Federations and other Affiliates can achieve their philanthropic goals and create their legacy for future generations.


    LIFE & LEGACY is a 4-year program that assists communities, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after--lifetime giving to benefit local Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities.

    The program provides donors the opportunity to make a lasting impact in their community for future generations. Beyond philanthropy, this program fosters camaraderie and the chance to strengthen the Jewish community overall.