Serving multiple generations, the Federation is the central coordinating agency for the Tarrant County Jewish community. It acts as the umbrella organization through which the community’s fund-raising, community programs, leadership development, community relations, and Jewish continuity needs are met.
With funds raised each year, a network of 36 organizations devoted to education, revitalization, social services, humanitarian aid, and poverty relief for Jewish populations in Tarrant County, the United States, Israel, and around the world are supported by the Federation. Fifty percent of these funds are used locally to provide vital support to Tarrant County institutions.
Each year the Federation runs an Annual Campaign beginning in January and concluding in July. Volunteer solicitors try to call the same donors every year so that they develop a relationship and can truly help their donors with the mitzvah of giving. The 2010 Annual Campaign raised $919,413 which the Federation was able to allocate to 40 organizations. For more information see, Making a Difference. Some of the Campaign events that the Federation sponsors each year are the Major Gifts Event and Tzedakah Sunday.
The Major Gifts Event is the kick-off for the Annual Campaign and takes place in January. It features key speakers and a reception and is open to $2,500 and above givers. Tzedakah Sunday falls in February and features a phonathon. Volunteer callers spend an entire Sunday reaching out to as many givers as possible. Both of these events help the Federation build and support the Jewish community and raise badly needed funds for local, regional, national, and overseas agencies.
For further information, please check out the enhanced Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County web page at