The Foundation's grant program seeks to support projects that enhance Jewish continuity and deepen Jewish identity. Grants can be made only to organizations with a Canadian registered charitable tax number. Only requests for single-year funding will be considered.
In awarding grants, consideration will be 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 has a relationship to Jewish concerns and purposes and has the potential to benefit the Jewish Community, locally, nationally, or internationally.
- There is an expectation that an ongoing source of funding will be available to carry out the project or program on a regular basis if it is to be continued after the grant period.
- Priority may be given to proposals likely to have the broadest Jewish Community significance.
- Priority may be given to projects or programs undertaken collaboratively between two or more institutions serving the Greater Vancouver area.
- Proposals that appear to duplicate existing community services and programs may receive a lower priority.
What the Foundation will consider for funding:
- Pilot projects and creative initiatives;
- Projects that build community partnerships and benefit a broad spectrum of the community; and
- Capital projects.
What the Foundation will not consider for funding:
- 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 or not partnered with an agency of the Greater Vancouver Jewish community;
- Commercial endeavours, including those with Jewish content; and
- Endowment funds.
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