JEF was established in 1996 as a collection of funds, each created by a different donor for a distinct charitable purpose addressing JEF’s mission. The Jewish Endowment Foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees and is invested under the direction of financial advisors at Coastal Community Foundation. Four percent is allotted from endowed funds each year for charitable giving. Additional gains are reinvested with the principal. This ensures endowments will benefit charitable organizations in our community every year in perpetuity.