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MATCH Montreal Grant

Matching Grants to Montreal, Quebec Jewish Day
Schools to Encourage Fund Raising from Donors

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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MATCH Montreal, funded by the AVI CHAI Foundation and Generations Fund of Federation CJA, and administered by the Bronfman Jewish Education Centre

Deadline Date:

08/31/16 5:00 PM Eastern Time


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Matching grants of up to $50,000 to Montreal area, Quebec Jewish day schools that place a strong value on both their Judaic and general studies curricula, and that strongly support the State of Israel. Funding will be provided to schools that successfully raise funds from eligible donors (i.e., individuals and family foundations).

How It Works:

Gifts provided by eligible donors to Montreal area Jewish day schools will be matched at a rate of 1:2. For every dollar granted by a donor, MATCH will provide an additional fifty cents. The maximum amount of matching funds available for an individual donation will be $50,000. The maximum amount of matching funds available for an individual school will be $50,000. All funds are Canadian dollars.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165959

Estimated Size of Grant:

An individual Jewish day school may receive a maximum of $50,000 in matching funds. An institution that receives more than $100,000 in grants may still only receive $50,000 in matching funds from MATCH.

Term of Contract:

Matching funds are only available for gifts payable to a Jewish day school between September 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016, and schools and donors will be notified on a rolling basis. Matching funds will be distributed to schools by February 2017 once documentation of payment to the school is submitted to and verified by MATCH.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Schools:

Eligible Jewish day schools must have a minimum enrollment of 50 students. Independent pre-schools are not eligible for matching funds. An eligible Jewish day school must be located in the Montreal area and have the following attributes:

1. Values Judaic studies as demonstrated by its curriculum, teacher training, and successful student preparation for further Judaic studies.

2. Values General studies as demonstrated by its curriculum, teacher training, and successful student preparation for further general studies.

3. Values the State of Israel by attesting to the following statement: "The creation of the State of Israel is one of the seminal events in Jewish history. Recognizing the significance of the State and its national institutions, we seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel as well as a sense of responsibility for its welfare."

Note: If a school is comprised of multiple "schools" (e.g. upper school and lower school) the schools will be considered separate entities as long as they have unique Tax Identification Numbers (TINs). If schools share the same Tax ID Number, they will be considered one school and only eligible for a maximum of $50,000 in matching funds.

Eligible Donors:

MATCH donors may be:
- An Individual Donor or Spousal Unit (includes spouse or significant other)
- A Family Foundation

MATCH donors may not be:
- Corporations
- Federations or Community Foundations (contributions from donor advised funds are permitted)
- Estates
- A group of two or more individuals including family members, colleagues, business associates or community members

To be eligible for MATCH, donors must be either:
- Making a first-time gift in support of Jewish day school education, of at least $5,000, given to a Jewish day school in the Montreal area paid between September 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016; or,
- A previous funder(s) of a Jewish day school, who is making a contribution of at least five times their previous largest gift (e.g., from $1,000 to $5,000 or $10,000 to $50,000). The minimum eligible gift amount for this eligibility category is $5,000.

Gifts eligible for MATCH must be:

- At least $5,000 or five times the total sum of a donor's previous gifts to Jewish day school education and a minimum gift of $5,000.
- Given by new donors to Jewish day school education.
- Intended for Jewish day school education located in the Montreal area.
- Paid to an eligible day school between September 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.
- In support of general operating expenses, earmarked for a specific program or project, or for endowment.
- Given in the form of cash (checks or wire transfers) or transfers of publicly traded stock.

Please note:
- All dollar amounts are in Canadian dollars.
- Gifts greater than $100,000 are eligible for matching funds only up to $50,000.
- Gifts must be cash (checks or wire transfers) or transfers of publicly traded stock. Credit card payments, illiquid stocks, annuities, Israel Bonds, or other slowly maturing instruments are not allowed. Gifts that are made in the form of tangible goods such as Torah scrolls, land, computer equipment or any other items given in place of cash or stock are not eligible.
- Gifts to support capital projects at a Jewish day school are not eligible. Capital projects are those which construct, renovate, or purchase physical assets.
- Gifts to non-day school institutions, even if they are for programs to benefit or support Jewish day school education, are not eligible for MATCH. Examples of such non-eligible gifts would include: contributions to a local federation campaign for day schools; a day school teacher training program at a local Board of Jewish Education; a community foundation day school endowment campaign; an independently operated scholarship program for day school students.
- While MATCH gifts may not be to an agency, organization or institution administering funds in support of a day school education project or capital campaigns; previous gifts by a donor in any of these categories make the donor ineligible to participate in MATCH. In order to qualify for MATCH, a gift from a donor with this giving history must be at least $5,000 and a five times increase of the donor's largest previous gift in support of day school education or the largest cumulative amount of giving to Jewish day schools in a fiscal year; whichever amount is higher.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted via email by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

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Matching Information:
For every $1 donated, eligible schools will receive an additional $0.50 in matching funds (1:2 match ratio).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please contact Dr. Shimshon Hamerman, Director, Formal Education Department, Bronfman Jewish Education Centre, with any questions at 514.345.2610, ext. 3244, or at

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