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

IRA Charitable Rollover?

Congress did not extend the IRA charitable rollover provision* into 2014. Tax analysts hope it will return. Perhaps Congress will act after the November election. Time will tell — stay tuned!

*The provision let traditional and Roth IRA owners age 70 1/2 or older gift up to $100,000 of IRA assets to most public charities without the distribution being subject to income tax.

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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