About Us

See what makes TJF the right choice for your philanthropic home

Our Mission


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. The Foundation educates individuals, families, and its affiliates on the rewards of philanthropy and facilitates the philanthropic process through planned giving and endowments.



Why us

The Tidewater Jewish Foundation understands the importance of identifying multiple areas of charitable opportunities to be able to meet the varying goals and needs of our donors. We want to help you help others today and for generations to come.

Our team

Our team has deep education and experience in the financial, non-profit, and Jewish communal fields, which helps our donors learn about what kinds of funds work best for their needs and goals. We pride ourselves on financial transparency and accessibility.

Our history

TJF was created in 1984 to establish deep roots of philanthropy that would bear fruit for future generations. Since then, TJF has made it possible for individuals in Tidewater to fulfill their philanthropic intent and to enrich their lives through tzedakah, with fund holders distributing over $200 million in charitable dollars.

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