Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver generates the financial resources to fund programs and services that address our community’s current, emerging and future needs. This is accomplished through the Federation Annual Campaign, our community’s central fundraising initiative; through supplemental giving opportunities outside of the Annual Campaign; and through Jewish Community Foundation endowments.


In order to achieve our goal of community sustainability, we must increase our financial resources to meet community needs locally, in Israel, and in overseas Jewish communities in need.

$10 Million — Federation Annual Campaign


Through our community’s central fundraising initiative, we have the opportunity to increase the base of funding to the programs and services on which thousands of community members rely, and to fund new initiatives that are needed but are not yet funded. The Federation Annual Campaign provides stable and predictable funding for the work of our partner agencies, and for community-wide initiatives like security and emergency preparedness. The growth of the Federation Annual Campaign, year after year, is key to achieving community sustainability.


2020 Allocations Goals:

  • Overseas allocations goal: $700,000 increase
  • Local allocations goal: $1,300,000 increase


2015 Campaign: $8.3 Million

$2 Million — Special Projects


Jewish Federation works with donors throughout the year to connect them with special giving opportunities to enable our community either to pilot new programs and services or sustain existing programs. These opportunities provide key ways to engage donors in projects of particular interest to them, while launching new initiatives like PJ Library and developing community assets like Beit Vancouver in our partnership region. Expanding these opportunities for donors is an important way we can be flexible in our approach to addressing emerging community needs.

$60 Million — Jewish Community Foundation


The Jewish Community Foundation plays an important role in the long term financial health of our community, and enjoys the well-deserved reputation of being the trusted, central address for legacy giving in our Jewish community. Funds managed by the Foundation are invested based on the requirements of preservation of capital, liquidity and yield. Growing the assets managed by the Foundation will provide our community with vital resources to respond to new and emerging needs, and a stable source of funding for generations to come.


Assets of $46 million as of March 31, 2016