Every individual is a pillar on which the future of Judaism rests.

The Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico's mission is to build and perpetuate support for a vibrant, caring Jewish community through partnerships with donors and organizations.

The wellbeing of our community depends upon planning for and investing in the future.

Tips On Charitable Giving

Tax Wise I: Your Stock Portfolio and Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico

By Grace Allison

Consider this: "Transferring appreciated assets to charity can cut your income tax bill and increase the size of your charitable gift."

Last year, affluent individuals who sold securities at year-end were unpleasantly surprised by the new 20% capital gains rate and the new 3.8% net investment income tax. For donors with substantial long-term appreciated stock in their portfolios, the choice is simple.

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Tax Wise II: IRA Charitable Rollovers in 2014?

Grace Allison

Two bills that would revive the IRA charitable rollover for 2014 are now pending in Congress: the America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719), passed by the House on 7/17/14, and the Expiring Provisions Improvement, Reform and Efficiency ("EXPIRE") Act of 2014 (S.2260), approved by the Senate Finance Committee on 4/3/14.

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Donor Spotlight

Gardenswartz Family Fund started with $1 million gift

Shirley Gardenswartz, wife of Harold Gardenswartz of blessed memory, made a significant gift to the Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico in July 2013. Her $1 million donation created the Gardenswartz Family Fund and helped kick off the Jewish Legacy Society of NM.

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News & Events

2015 $1,000 College Scholarship

Albuquerque-area high school seniors are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Neil Isbin Scholarship. Deadline is May 1, 2015.

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Ingrid Ordoñez Receives Isbin Scholarship

Ingrid Ordoñez, a 2014 South Valley Academy graduate, is the 2014 recipient of the Neil Isbin Scholarship award.

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JCF Announces its 2014-2015 Scholarship Program

Four funds award scholarships that benefit students.

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Our First Executive Director: Erika Rimson

As Executive Director, Rimson brings both an intimate knowledge of the New Mexico Jewish community and a solid background in financial management.

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