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Why your support matters

Slifka Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization that is affiliated with, but separate from Yale University. We do not receive any direct funding from Yale, nor do we receive any government funding. Two-thirds of our annual operating budget is supported by philanthropic dollars through a combination of direct annual giving and endowment funds.

Gifts to Slifka Center are fully tax deductible. Matching gifts are welcome! Our Tax ID (EIN) is 06-1257354.

What You Can Support

Slifka Center currently offers three ways to support our operation:

  1. Make a gift today to support Slifka Center’s ongoing operations.. Your gift will make it possible for us to:
    • Offer Shabbat and holiday dinners and celebrations
    • Meet every Jewish student at Yale
    • Create excellent programs (educational, Israel-focused, social justice, LGBTQ, etc.)
    • Train outstanding student leaders
    • Keep our community safe
    • Ensure we can attract and retain the very best staff
    • Maintain our 19,000 square foot facility, including the dining hall
  2. Support any of our Directed Giving Fund by including any of these in the “memo line” of your check or online gift.
    • The Capital Campaign to help us complete renovations to our facility.
    • The Shabbat & Holidays Fund to help us continue to provide festive Shabbat and holiday celebrations and meals.
    • The Slifka Dining Fund to help us continue to provide the kosher Jewish food that serves as a key foundation to our community’s ability to gather, celebrate, and connect.
    • The Professional Development fund to help us retain, attract, and continually train top-notch professional staff members.
    • The Campus Climate fund, which supports our work fighting antisemitism at Yale, educating the administration and our students about antisemitism and how to increase “Jewish Belonging at Yale.”
  3. Endow Slifka Center’s future by contributing to our endowment, dividends from which which provides a third of our operating budget each year. You can:
    • Make a general contribution to the unrestricted endowment
    • Create your own fund in the endowment ($100,000 gift minimum).
    • Questions? Please contact Melinda Papowitz at