Managing assets of over $65 million, the Foundation is the endowment program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and serves as the centre of philanthropy and legacy giving for the Jewish community. The Foundation was founded in 1989 with a mandate to raise and accept capital gifts, invest them prudently, and distribute the annual income back to our local community and to national and worldwide causes in accordance with the wishes of donors. The Foundation and Federation are housed in the same offices, and share the same charitable registration number.
Foundation staff work closely with donors and their families to tailor their funds to fulfill their philanthropic objectives. We connect donors to community needs related to their passions and values and to generate additional financial resources to support community priorities.
At the heart of what we do are the values of klal Israel, tikkun olam, and tzedakah – fostering a sense of shared community, embracing a shared responsibility to improve and sustain our society, and accepting our obligation to do what is right and just. Through the provision of planned giving opportunities, the Foundation works tirelessly to ensure the long-term financial stability of the community and to provide opportunities for community members to leave a legacy that sustains these values.