Foundation Funds

These endowment funds were established by individuals, families, and as historical milestones to provide ongoing resources to be given by HJFF in support of JFS Houston. Donors may help build these funds on our donate page.

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Unrestricted
Family First Fund
For Unrestricted Needs
On the agency’s 80th anniversary, this fund was started to encourage JFS supporters to build an endowment for annual unrestricted funds. At the 100th anniversary, a new group of supporters increased this fund substantially.
Two members of Celebration Company seated and smiling
Celebration Company
Joan and Stanford Alexander For the Good of Life Fund
Matching grant challenge to build an endowment for adults with disabilities.
Established in 2019, Joan and Stanford Alexander match donations to this fund dollar for dollar. Gifts in the amount of $36 to $1,000,000 have been made, building towards a multi-million fund that will sustain this nurturing employment program.

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Families and Children
Farfel/Frankel Fund
For Support of Children
Two funds, one established by Bettie and Bernard Farfel and the other by Elizabeth and Norman Bock (in memory of Elizabeth’s parents, Elizabeth and George Frankel, were merged to bring more dedicated funds to support the needs of children who are served by JFS Houston.
Behavioral & Mental Health
Folloder Fund
For Project Shalom
Established by Muriel Folloder Phillips, this fund provides ongoing sustaining funds to support Project Shalom, a creative social support group for adults with ongoing behavioral and mental health issues.
Celebration Company
Glenda and David Regenbaum
Fund for the Good of Life
Established in 2020, the Regenbaums have created a legacy fund to help in ensure the future of Celebration Company, a place where Glenda has spent years creatively volunteering with members of Project Shalom and the Center for Art and Photography.
Seniors
Harry Zuber Fund
For JFS Senior Services
Established in honor of the 80th birthday of Harry Zuber, by his family and friends, this fund has been fully developed by Erla and Harry Zuber in recognition of the difficulties that many seniors face as they age and the essential role JFS has in helping them on their journey.
Celebration Company
Joan and Stanford Alexander For the Good of Life Fund
Matching grant challenge to build an endowment for adults with disabilities.
Established in 2019, Joan and Stanford Alexander match donations to this fund dollar for dollar. Gifts in the amount of $36 to $1,000,000 have been made, building towards a multi-million fund that will sustain this nurturing employment program.
Employment
Leon Weiner
Employment Fund
Established through a bequest from the estate of Leon Weiner and by donations made in his memory, this fund supports Employment Services, an area of priority during his leadership tenure which focused on finding jobs for new immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
Seniors
Marc Grossberg Fund
For Project Shalom and Senior Adult Services
Established by Marc Grossberg, a former president of JFS Houston, this fund supports two program areas that were further developed during his leadership tenure.
Behavioral & Mental Health
Max and Isabelle Herzstein
Fund for Counseling Services
Established by Judy and Marc Herzstein and Sandra and Randy Herzstein in memory of their parents, this fund provides ongoing support for Behavioral and Mental Health Services, a core program of the JFS Houston.
NKJ Building Endowment
Facility Upkeep and Major Repair
Established at the time of the construction of the Nathan J. Klein building, this million dollar fund provides ongoing revenue to ensure facility upkeep and major equipment repair and replacement.
Celebration Company
Renee Spolane
Fund for the Good of Life
Established with a bequest from the Estate of Renee Spolane, a friend of the agency for many decades, this fund helps ensure the future of Celebration Company, the agency’s transitional employment program for adults with disabilities.
Behavioral & Mental Health
Robert and Edith Zinn Fund
For Mental Health
After the establishment of the William and Ida Zinn Fund in memory of Robert’s parents, the Zinns maintained a focused interest in the growth of Behavioral and Mental Health Services at JFS Houston. This legacy gift significantly prefunds a gift for JFS to use these funds now.
Celebration Company
Robinson and Toomim Families
Fund for Celebration Company
In response to the establishment of the For the Good of Life Fund, Ellen and Steve Robinson (past president) and Shirley Toomim, established this significant fund to build the resources for the future of JFS’s transitional employment program for adults with disabilities.