Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects that enhance Jewish identity and Jewish continuity. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support pilot programs, creative initiatives, projects that benefit a wide spectrum of the community and build community partnerships, and capital projects. Eligible programs benefit the Greater Vancouver area.
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.
Grants are available to organizations that have a Canadian registered charitable tax number.
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 endeavors.
- Letters of Intent Due: Friday, October 27, 2023
- Grant Applications Due: Friday, December 8, 2023
- Grant Distribution Meeting: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
- Governors Meeting: Grant recommendations are ratified: Thursday, February 22, 2024
After reading the grant guidelines, applicants must send a typed outline of the project. For more about how to write the letter of intent, see the Full Grant Text RFP link. If your project meets the Foundation’s criteria you will be invited to apply and sent an application. You will receive an explanation if your project is not considered eligible for consideration.