Contribute to a Fund


We offer many ways for Fund holders, family, or their friends and colleagues to contribute to their Fund.

  • Credit Card

    You may give with your credit card through our secure donation system by phoning 416-631-5703.

  • Cash

    Gifts of cash can be made payable to the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and sent to:

    Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
    4600 Bathurst Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    M2R 3V2

  • Publicly Traded Securities

    There is no capital gains tax on gifts of publicly-traded securities to the Jewish Foundation.
    The completion of a simple form is all it takes to make a gift of securities to a Fund at the Foundation.

    To complete the form and learn more

  • RRSPs, RRIFs, and TFSAs

    1. You may designate the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto as beneficiary of the RRSP, RRIF or TFSA in your will. Or you can sign an RRSP, RRIF or TFSA beneficiary designation form naming the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto as beneficiary.

    2. You can also use the Income from your RRIF to fund a Gift of Life Insurance.

    Both options offer significant tax advantages during your lifetime or for your estate.

  • Gifts of Life Insurance

    Life Insurance is an advantageous way to fund an endowment at modest current costs. You may purchase a new policy designating the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto as owner and beneficiary, or transfer an existing policy to the Jewish Foundation.

  • Gift in your Will

    A Gift in your Will is a simple and thoughtful way to leave a legacy. Whether it is a set dollar amount or a percentage of your estate, a bequest in your will can allow you to make a difference for generations to come. A donation receipt is issued for the gift, which may be claimed in the year of death or the preceding year.

  • Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)

    Leave a capital donation of assets or real estate to the Jewish Foundation and receive an immediate tax receipt for the present value of the asset(s).

  • A Charitable Gift Annuity

    Contributing to a charitable annuity is a way to support causes you care about while benefitting yourself and your estate. Annuities provide a fixed lifetime payment to you. This arrangement allows the charity to benefit from a lump sum contribution from you, while you earn income from the annuity throughout your lifetime. You receive a charitable tax deduction for your contribution, and the annuity payments receive preferential tax treatment.

  • Real Estate

    Gifts of Real Estate may be accepted.

  • Works of Art & Cultural Items

    Works of Art and Cultural items that may be gifted include Judaica and archival materials.

  • Private Company Shares

    Under specified circumstances, the Jewish Foundation will accept shares of private companies in excess of $1 million.


If you have any questions, are having difficulty finding a specific Fund, or would prefer to make your contribution a different way, please contact a member of the Jewish Foundation at 416.631.5703 or

Please consult your tax or estate planning professional to determine what is best for you.