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Why Support JELF?

College is getting more expensive

The average cost of college in the United States is $25K a year. This cost is only going to continue to grow.

Income rarely matches college costs

31% of the families JELF serves have a household income of under $50K. The Jewish community is not immune to debt or hardship.

JELF's repayment rate is 99%

This means that your donation will live in perpetuity - as loans are paid back, these dollars are "recycled" to help more students going forward.


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Recipients giving thanks

Hear Arielle's JELF story to understand the impact a JELF donation can make on a student’s life.

With JELF's 0% interest support, Arielle and her two siblings were able to enroll in college full-time and work towards earning their degree in four years.

Foundation Inquiries

Interested in partnering with us or providing support through grants or contributions? Explore various funding opportunities and partnership options tailored for foundations.

For Contributions by Mail:

Please make checks payable to "JELF" and send to:
6065 Roswell Rd, Suite 740
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Contact us to discuss how your foundation can make a meaningful impact and support our mission.

Donor Testimonials

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Atlanta, GA Brian Banner

College provided us with the opportunities to get where we are today and with our career and family. We feel really strong about JELF giving kids more opportunities.

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jamie Raider

JELF was a huge assistance to me when I was a student - something I will never forget! I now enjoy being able to give back and help other students pursue their higher ed goals.

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Virginia Beach, VA Ross & Anne Legum

Higher education is a priority for us so JELF’s mission of making it more accessible to those in need is something we love to support.  There is no better gift than giving someone an opportunity they may not otherwise receive.

Other ways to give

Pledge a Gift

To make a commitment to JELF, please fill out the form below. We will follow-up to ensure that your gift is fulfilled.

Leave a Legacy

Help ensure that JELF will pave the way towards a better future. We would love to speak to you about this special opportunity.

Sponsor a Student

A 4-year commitment to JELF provides the opportunity to assist a Jewish student for their higher education.

Jewish Federation Support

Across JELF's five-state region, we are proudly endorsed and backed by over 20 Jewish Federations, demonstrating widespread community support.

Recognized as the highest-rated charity by Charity Navigator, JELF's four-star rating reflects our commitment to transparency, accountability, and making a meaningful impact in the lives of those we serve.

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Success Story Steve W.

"JELF's last dollars loans helped me afford my education at Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia in the 1980s. In times of crazy tuition costs, these funds can allow a student to live in acceptable housing and not be forced to work 40 hours per week, on top of pursuing a full-time degree. I am so happy to give back so our next generation can obtain the most important thing in life – an education."

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