The Foundation’s grant program supports projects that enhance Jewish continuity and deepen Jewish identity. Grants are available to organizations that have a Canadian registered charitable tax number, and only requests for single-year funding are considered.
In awarding grants, consideration is given to the following factors:
- There is a demonstrated need for, and clear benefits from, the project or program for which the grant is requested.
- The project or program is related to Jewish concerns and has the potential to benefit the Jewish community locally, nationally, or internationally.
- If the project or program is to be continued after the grant period has ended, a source of ongoing funding will be available.
- Priority may be given to proposals likely to have a broad significance to the Jewish community.
- Priority may be given to projects or programs undertaken collaboratively between two or more organizations serving the Greater Vancouver area.
- Proposals that appear to duplicate existing community services and programs may receive a lower priority.
The following types of projects are eligible for funding:
- Pilot projects and creative initiatives.
- Projects that build community partnerships and benefit a broad spectrum of the community.
- Capital projects.
The Foundation will not fund the following:
- 100% of a project’s cost.
- Operating expenses.
- Deficit/debt reduction.
- Israel projects with no direct impact on, or connection, to the Greater Vancouver Jewish community.
- Commercial endeavours.