Who We Are and What We Do

The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation is a registered charity under the Corporations Act of Ontario that accepts charitable donations which are invested in accordance with the Foundation's Investment Policy Statement. Through segregated funds held in perpetuity, we work with donors towards the common goal of enhancing the quality of life in the Ottawa community, as well as in North America and Israel.


Because your fund is permanent

Every contribution increases its capital. Every dollar makes a difference, now and in the future. Every gift keeps on giving forever.


With the establishment of your fund

  • You, your family and friends can make donations to your fund, helping your fund to grow. For a minimum donation of $18 or more, you benefit from a tax receipt, your gift is acknowledged with a beautiful Tribute Card and your message is listed on the Foundation pages of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin.
  • You are providing capital to finance our community's needs and dreams.
  • You can fulfill your charitable goals and secure the future of our community.
  • You are creating a legacy that will positively impact the community for generations to come.


By giving a gift during your lifetime or a deferred gift like a bequest in your will or estate, you are investing in our future today. There are planned giving options available to you. To learn more about how to achieve your philanthropic goals, please contact Micah Garten, Vice President, Development, at mgarten@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 ext. 270.