What We Do


This past year, the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto saw the creation of 49 named funds and an additional 12 non-endowed funds, bringing the total number of funds to well over 575. The Jewish Foundation also received 13 new planned gifts through bequests, insurance policies, or other vehicles which will be realized in the future, worth more than $4.6 million. We now have a total of 215 planned gifts valued at $178 million.

Today, the Jewish Foundation chaired by Richard Venn, boasts more than $378 million in planned gifts and permanent assets.

The impact of the Jewish Foundation and its family of fund holders was felt across the Greater Toronto area and in Israel with close to $14 million distributed to agencies in Toronto, Israel and around the world. The impact made by the Jewish Foundation and our family of donors is strong and diversified. Between organizing creative writing contests for our Jewish day schools, providing exercise and health programs to isolated seniors, helping victims of domestic abuse through individual counseling, and building after-school recreational centres for children in impoverished communities in Israel, grants from the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto truly helped make a difference.