Strategic Funding Grants


Federation offers many opportunities for local Jewish organizations to access funding for pilot projects, community engagement programs, organizational capacity building, security funding, and initiatives to care for our community’s most vulnerable populations. Strategic funding streams are open to applicants on an annual or bi-annual basis.


Recipients of strategic funding apply to a specific funding stream, ensuring their application fits the criteria for grant. Applications are then vetted by the Grants & Allocations Committee, or the Microgrants Committee. Successful applicants sign a funding agreement that identifies compliance terms, allocation amount, and reporting requirements.

Innovative Capacity BuildingProvides the means for Federation-funded agencies and partners to strengthen and improve their organizations, programs, and services through a one-time grant. Grants of up to $10,000 are available. Federation sends the request for proposals directly to partners and agencies in November and May of each year.

Strategic Funding for Schools: One-time funds for excellence, sustainability & collaboration.

MicroGRANTS: One-time grants for local events, activities and programs that build affiliation and Jewish identity. Individuals and organizations may apply for grants of up to $2,500 ($1,800 for technology). Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Care for the Vulnerable: One-time projects that help the vulnerable.

Security Funding: Offers matching funds for local Jewish organizations who successfully receive a grant through the Government of Canada Security Infrastructure Program (SIP). SIP funding is available for not-for-profit organizations at risk of hate-motivated crime. Requests for matching funds are accepted annually in accordance with SIP deadlines.

Jewish Journeys *forthcoming 
Jewish Journeys offers organizations and individuals an opportunity to apply for progressive funding to incubate new and creative initiatives or scale up successful programs that provide sustained and meaningful Jewish experiences. Requests for proposals open in April of each year. Successful applicants may receive funding for a maximum of three years.