WCPP Grant Program



The Women's Collective Philanthropy Program (WCPP) is designed to use the power of Collective Philanthropy to nurture and maintain a systemic difference in the status of women and children. Our goals are to ENGAGE, EDUCATE and EMPOWER women to become catalysts for social change. We do this through the growth of the Women's Collective Endowment Fund (WCEF), which supports initiatives that expand and improve opportunities and choices in the lives of Jewish women and children. The WCEF is a fund of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation.
The WCPP Grant is made possible via revenue generated from our invested capital and will be given on an annual basis, with the grant amount to be determined annually.
The WCPP grant supports:
Initiatives that strive to expand and improve opportunities and choices in the lives of women and children in Ottawa's Jewish community, and 
Funding of new grass-roots programs (first time projects), organizations or individuals working to help women and children in our community.
There will be two grant cycles in 2020:
* January 27 - April 17
* July 13 - September 30
For 2020, the Women's Collective Endowment Fund will have a maximum of $4,000 to allocate across both grant cycles. The grant may provide up to 75% of the funding required for the program. The WCPP reserves the right to disperse the funds to one or multiple awards. However, if the proposals do not meet the quality criteria set by the WCPP, the remaining funds will be reserved for the next funding cycle.
Our 2020 Grant application opens on July 13, 2020 and closes on September 30, 2020.
Grant Guidelines
Application Form
For information, please contact the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation at foundation@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696, ext. 252.

Past recipients of the WCPP grant 

2014 - Jewish Education Through Torah

2015 - Tamir - Women's Health & Wellness: A User's Guide to Self-care and Awareness

2015 - Hillel Ottawa - Women's Safety on Campus

2015 - Na'aamat - School supplies for kids in shelters

2016 - Ausome Ottawa - Enriching lives of families living with autism

2017 - Ottawa Kosher Food Bank - Holiday basket program for women head of households

2017 - Miriam Friedman Tanger - Program for single and divorced women and children

2019 - Hillel Ottawa - Hillel Ottawa Presents: Follow My Lead

2019 - Ottawa Kosher Food Bank - Educational Series: How to keep kosher and prepare healthy means on a budget


Congratulations to our 2019 Grant Winners:

Lynne Oreck-Wener awards a WCPP grant to Dahlia Milech, of the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank.

Lynne Oreck-Wener awards a WCPP grant to Jonathan Freedman , a board member for Hillel Ottawa.