Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation

Providing donors the vehicle to support and contribute to the long-term financial stability of the agencies that serve the Ottawa Jewish community.

In keeping with Public Health's advice, we have limited how often staff will be attending at the Foundation offices. Tribute cards will continue to be issued, but delays should be expected.

Calling all artists!
We're looking for new card designs!

The Jewish calendar is filled with a rich variety of holidays. From upcoming Tu Bishvat, on Feb. 10, which marks the new year for trees, to Purim in March and Passover in April, there are always reasons and occasions to send a Tribute card.


To help us celebrate these holidays and all of life's moments, the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation is looking for new card designs and we would love your input!


Please send us your original artwork and help us design brand new cards!


All cards will be printed on recycled paper. Designs should be submitted in a high-resolution image, ideally 300 dpi .jpg and suitable to be printed on 5 " x 7" cards.. Please avoid photographing framed art through glass and avoid glare. Scanned images are also acceptable.


Explicitly Jewish imagery is not required, but is an asset. Consider images suitable for celebrations, sympathy, encouragement, wishes for good health, as well as Jewish holidays.


All chosen designs will carry the artist's name and will be featured on our website, on social media and will be published in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin.


Submit your design or for more information: Nathaniel at

Be an impactful philanthropist

If you are passionate about the future of Ottawa’s Jewish community, the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation can help you make a difference. At whatever stage of life, the Foundation team can help you realize your philanthropic aspirations.

The Foundation was founded November 19, 1971 by visionary leaders to secure the future financial stability of Ottawa’s Jewish community institutions. Since that time, the Foundation has grown exponentially, benefiting from expert management and oversight. Our funds are invested with several sector managers, overseen by our investment advisor and portfolio manager, guided by the Foundation’s Investment Policy, and supervised by our capable and expert Investment Committee. Thanks to this high level of oversight, the Foundation has consistently produced robust returns.



The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation is excited to share that we were selected as one of four new organizations to join the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) Life & Legacy initiative.

Beginning in 2020, we are partnering with HGF to help start this community-wide legacy giving initiative that has already helped 55 communities across North America to secure their Jewish futures. 

For more information, contact Solange at, or call 613-798-4696, ext. 252


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