The Jewish Film Institute is committed to providing audiences with the opportunity to experience a variety of perspectives on multiple platforms through high-quality, groundbreaking and thought-provoking film and media. We provide a forum for open dialogue between diverse cultural communities to explore the complexities of modern identity and make meaningful connections with one another live and online. We spotlight the work of filmmakers who are addressing the relevant and timely issues of the 21st century.

Give A Gift to the Jewish Film Institute

With your help, JFI can continue to support innovative programming and independent thinking. Your gift ensures that we will grow to meet the needs of contemporary audiences through the creation, exhibition, promotion, and preservation of film and media that reflect life through a Jewish lens.

35000
ticket buyers anually
1500
films shown
61
online shorts
35
Festivals to date
2
filmmaker residents
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JFI Family

Your Gift

  • Advances the power of film and media to tell the important stories of our time
  • Encourages meaningful dialogue between diverse cultural communities
  • Promotes the exploration and understanding of modern Jewish identity
  • Develops the next generation of media makers, activists and audiences
  • Preserves the history of Jewish cinema through the Jewish Film Archive and our new Video-on- Demand platform
  • Provides opportunities to mix and mingle with filmmakers and film lovers and celebrate the best of Jewish media arts

Make a Donation to the Jewish Film Institute

Your gift ensures that high-quality media and stories, reflecting the diversity and vitality of Jewish culture, will continue to be produced, screened, and enjoyed for generations to come.

Legacy Giving

Make a gift from your estate to the Future Focus Fund to celebrate the past 36 years of unprecedented success and ensure another 36 years of leadership, excellence, independence, and innovation for the Jewish Film Institute. Preserve Jewish history, art and culture through film and media for your children, grandchildren and generations to come.

Donate to the Future Focus Fund

Matching Gifts

Increase the impact of your gift! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable donations made by their employees. If your company offers a matching gifts program, your contribution to the Jewish Film Institute could be doubled.

If your company is eligible, either go to your company’s matching gift website or request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. If you forgot to submit your matching gift with your donation, you can usually submit your request to your company up to a year after you made the original gift. Most corporate procedures are very simple:

  • Request a Matching Form from your company
  • Complete and submit the form to the Jewish Film Institute along with your gift
  • The Jewish Film Institute will verify the completed form and return it to the company
  • The company issues a matching gift contribution to us

Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:

The Jewish Film Institute
Kim Bistrong
Director of Development
145 9th Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103
T: 415.621.0556
E: kbistrong@jfi.org