Federation Funding

Program Funding
The Jewish Federation of Ottawa provides grants to local programs that help to fulfill its mandate: Building Community, Helping the Vulnerable, Educating Jewishly and Supporting Israel.  

Applications for program funding is now closed.

Application form


The following Frequently Asked Questions are answered HERE!

What’s new with Federation’s program funding? What are the obligations of funded organizations?
Which organizations are eligible to apply for program funding? How does an organization apply for program funding?
What kinds of programs receive funding? What if I have questions or need assistance in completing the application?
How are programs evaluated? How and when will we be notified of funding decisions?
How are funding decisions made? How and when are grants disbursed?

For inquiries or more information, please contact Scott Goldstein, Director of Community Collaboration, at sgoldstein@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 ext. 200.​


School Funding

Details about school funding for 2017/18 are available in the School Funding Report.

For more information about Jewish education and Jewish schools in Ottawa, please follow this link.

Innovation and Capacity Building Fund

In harmony with the Federation’s ongoing grants, the aim of the Innovation Fund is to enhance the strong foundation for the important work undertaken by Federation funded agencies and synagogues. This donor-directed fund seeks to encourage collaborative approaches that benefit multiple agencies.

The fund is an opportunity for agencies to come up with innovative, creative ways to strengthen and improve their organizations, programs, and services through a one-time cash injection. Applications for seed funding will also be accepted for new creative programs and events, as well as for pilot projects that launch partnerships or new activities.

For eligibility and other important information, please read this document.

Applications are accepted twice a year, usually in November/December for January funding and in May/June for July funding. Please contact Scott Goldstein for more details by emailing sgoldstein@jewishottawa.com or calling 613-798-4696 x200.