Start Your Fund


With a minimum gift of $10,000 you can start your fund today!



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Advantages of establishing a fund with the Jewish Foundation vs. a private foundation

  • allows you to recommend grants to charities of your choice
  • less burdensome and less expensive
  • anonymity if desired
  • invested, managed and administered by an experienced team


Types of Funds


Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund is just what the name implies: a donor establishes a Fund at the Jewish Foundation with a contribution of cash or other assets. The donor can recommend distributions to the charities of his/her choice. It can be established with a minimum gift of $10,000 and allows you to support the charitable causes you care most about.

Click the icon to compare a Donor Advised Fund at the Jewish Foundation to a private foundation, a bank or financial institution.


UJA Legacy Gift

Creating a UJA Legacy Gift ensures that your contribution to United Jewish Appeal’s Campaign continues indefinitely, continuously changing lives and meeting the needs of Jewish Toronto long into the future.


Designated Funds

In an ever-changing world, designated funds provide a stream of permanent income to safeguard the causes, programs and organizations that matter most to you and your family.


Field of Interest Fund

Targets charitable giving to broadly-designated spheres of interest. For example, supporting programs that enhance quality of life for our elders, strengthen links between Canadian & Israeli Jews, Yiddish culture and language, etc.


Teen Philanthropy Funds

When young people in our community are approaching the time of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, they have the opportunity to get involved in a tzedakah project that is both personally satisfying and of value to the community. Creating a Tzedakah Fund in their own name introduces them to a lifelong habit of philanthropy, exposing them to a diverse group of Jewish organizations that are working to improve Jewish lives at home, in Israel and around the world. Each year they will recommend distributions from their fund to the charity of their choice. Establishing a Tzedakah Fund encourages our teens to be philanthropists and future leaders in our community.




A Donor Advised Fund at the Jewish Foundation

Contact Us

To learn more and get started on your philanthropic goals through the Jewish Foundation, contact or call 416.631.5703.