Invest in the present and future of the OFJCC! Your support truly makes a difference. Join us in our quest to be the innovative and engaging center of Jewish Life in Silicon Valley, accessible to all, where connections and memories are made. Here are some of the many ways you can support us:
You can give to the OFJCC directly on Venmo, by using the handle @OFJCC.
Gifts of cash are an easy way to support the OFJCC and may be 100% tax deductible. You can pay online for convenience or set up an automatic monthly donation.
Gifts of Appreciated Stock
By donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares that you have owned for more than a year, you may be able to avoid capital gains taxes and receive a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of your gift. Learn more about the benefits of donating appreciated stock here or by contacting Chief Development Officer Seth Leslie at (650) 223-8729 or [email protected].
To make a gift of appreciated stock to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, please complete the Stock Transfer Form.
Gifts of Bitcoin
Before you sell bitcoin and donate the after-tax proceeds, consider donating your bitcoin directly to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center. Your tax deduction will be equal to the fair market value of the donated bitcoin (as determined by a qualified appraisal). Your gift to the OFJCC will be larger because instead of paying capital gains taxes, the 501(c)(3) charity will receive the full value of your contribution. Learn more about cryptocurrency donations by contacting Chief Development Officer Seth Leslie at (650) 223-8729 or [email protected].
Gifts through Wire Transfer
You may make a gift by transferring funds from your bank account to the OFJCC bank account. If you plan to make a gift this way, or to get instructions for wire transfer, please contact Rachel Guedelhoefer at [email protected].
Double your impact! Many companies will match their employees' contributions to non-profit organizations like the Oshman Family JCC -- ask your HR department if your organization has a matching gift program. Matching gifts are a convenient way to double your charitable contributions to the Oshman Family JCC.
Legacy Society members make provisions for the OFJCC through their wills or estate plans, retirement accounts or through other planned giving methods. Click here for more information.
Tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to celebrate milestones such as birthdays, b’nai mitzvot, anniversaries, and graduations, send condolences or get well messages to friends or family, or honor the passing of a loved one. If appropriate, we will send a card with your message to the honoree, in recognition of the tribute gift.
Vehicle Donations and In-Kind Gifts
Avoid the hassle of selling your vehicle and get a tax deduction too! Certain other types of in-kind donations are also accepted. To donate your vehicle, contact www.careasy.org. To inquire further, please email Jessica Nitzany at [email protected].
We are officially Sports Basementeers! Sports Basement donates 10% of annual profits back to nonprofit organizations and schools.
The more people that choose the OFJCC as their nonprofit of choice, the more Sports Basement will give back to us.
eScrip is a hassle-free way for you to raise funds for the Leslie Family Preschool through everyday purchases made with eScrip merchants.
Just go to www.eScrip.com, register your credit, debit and grocery club cards, and choose the OFJCC Preschool Parent Council. A percentage of all purchases made at eScrip merchants will be given back to our Preschool.
The OFJCC is a 501(c)3 organization. Our EIN is 77-0185734. If you need a copy of our 501(c)3 certification please contact Rachel Guedelhoefer at [email protected] or (650) 223-8670.
For information about these and other opportunities to support the Oshman Family JCC, contact Seth Leslie, Chief Development Officer at [email protected] or (650) 223-8729.
The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center is proud to have been awarded the 2023 GuideStar Gold Seal for Transparency from Candid.*
Guidestar profiles give donors detailed information about an organization, aiding them in their search for trusted organizations. A Gold seal on a profile denotes a higher level of transparency, including comprehensive details about finances, Board of Directors, staff and overall demographics.
Anyone can view the OFJCC's financial details and learn about the people at our organization here.
* Candid was formed in 2019, when GuideStar joined forces with the Foundation Center. The combined organization is committed to using research, collaboration and training to connect nonprofits, foundations, and individuals.