Through the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto's Giving Fund program, we help youth develop their philanthropic vision and build their understanding of the Jewish values of tzedakah and volunteerism. 


Intrusted with the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto, a Giving Fund can be opened for $500 for a loved one under the age of 25. Giving Funds are invested with the other assets of the Jewish Foundation and grow together with your child.


A Giving Fund not only provides our youth with opportunities for regular conversations with their parents and grandparents about their charitable decisions and why they give back to the community, but also empowers them to give back to the community in a way that is meaningful to them. A Giving Fund is the perfect gift for any occassion, including bar/bat mitzvahs, milestones, graduations, birthdays, or the holidays. 

Watch current and past youth program participants share their feelings on giving back to the community: 



How does the Giving Fund work?
The Giving Fund is invested with the other assets of the Jewish Foundation. Each year Giving Fund fundholders can use the money in their funds to donate to causes that are important to them.*


Who can set-up a Giving Fund?

It can be set-up by the youth, a friend, or family member, such as a grandparent.


Who receives the tax receipt for a donation to the Giving Fund??

The individual who donates directly to the fund receives the tax receipt in their name.


What happened to the B'nai Tzedek program? Is it gone?
No, the B'nai Tzedek program is not gone, we have just expanded and rebranded. Giving Funds that are opened up for Bar or Bat Mitzvahs are still part of B'nai Tzedek, within the Giving Fund program umbrella.


*Canadian charities in good standing with the Canada Revenue Agency


Contact Esther Oziel at the Jewish Foundation at or 416.635.2883 x 5210, or fill out the form below and a Foundation staff member will follow up with you within 48 hours.