Our Mission

Inspired by Jewish values and the vision and resilience of our founder, David J. Azrieli z”l, the mission of Azrieli philanthropy is to improve the lives of present and future generations through Education, Research, Healthcare and the Arts mainly in Canada and Israel.

The foundation has eight priority funding areas: Education, Fellowships & Scholarships, Community, Holocaust Education & Legacy, Science & Healthcare, Neurodevelopment & Neurodiverse Initiatives, Architecture, Design & Engineering, and Music, Arts & Culture. Our investments reach a diversity of people, places and needs.

In addition to strategic philanthropic investments in organizations large and small, the foundation operates a number of programs including the Azrieli Prize in Architecture,  the Azrieli Fellows Program, the Azrieli Science Grants, the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program, the Azrieli Music Prize and the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence.