The Azrieli Foundation is proud to promote Jewish education, heritage and culture, and to support initiatives that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable individuals.

Emergency support for Holocaust survivors

The Emergency Assistance Program ensures that low-income Holocaust survivors get financial assistance to meet their needs.

Helping Holocaust Survivors in Need

More than 10,000 Holocaust survivors currently live in Canada; some live in poverty. Through our community partners, the Azrieli Foundation offers emergency financial assistance and support to survivors.

For assistance, please contact our partners directly.

If you live in a city not listed below, please contact the Cummings Centre for Jewish Seniors.

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors

Jewish Family and Child Service of Greater Toronto

Kehilla Residential Programme

Café Europa at Baycrest, Toronto

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa

Jewish Family Services Edmonton

Jewish Family Services Vancouver

Informal Jewish Education

The Azrieli Foundation supports broad, pluralistic and innovative initiatives that will ensure a vibrant future for Israel and the Jewish people.

Generations Fund/Passport to Jewish Life

Taglit-Birthright Israel

Ontario Jewish Camps Day of Giving

In addition, the Azrieli Foundation encourages first-time Jewish overnight camp experiences through the Azrieli/PJ Library© Campership Incentive Grants for PJ Library participants, operated by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Sustaining Jewish Communities

We are proud to provide annual support to organizations that grow and sustain rich Jewish heritage and culture.

Federation CJAAlex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Jewish Public Library (Montreal)

Supporting Vulnerable Populations

Together with our grantees, we work towards ensuring that everyone has a right to live comfortably and with dignity, including through initiatives in mental health, small-scale loans and food security.

Jewish Addiction Community Services Toronto

Urban Pardes

United Way Greater Toronto

United Way Halton & Hamilton

Centraide of Greater Montreal

Centraide Outaouais

Neshama Hospice

Chateau B’nai Brith

Chez Doris

Writer’s Collective of Canada

Ve’ahavta

Beit Halochem

Ometz

Jewish Free Loan Toronto

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Montreal

MAZON Canada

Leket

Generations Foundation

Vocational Training and Employment Readiness

We support initiatives that teach career-specific and job-readiness skills to students of any age, preparing them for meaningful employment and engagement in the community.

Good Foot Delivery

Rise Asset Development

Windmill Microlending

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation: Youth employment programs

Our Mission

Our mission is to connect and nurture potential, wherever it exists, with the resources and the wisdom necessary to open the doors to a better world — one individual at a time.

How we work

At the Azrieli Foundation we are passionate about a rigorous but creative approach to philanthropy, strategic collaborations, leadership and bold thinking. We believe these are the keys to knowledge that will create positive outcomes for future generations. We aim to achieve measurable impact in our priority funding areas and to improve the lives of others.

Our work in formal Jewish education

We focus on ensuring a vibrant future for Israel and the Jewish people through broad, pluralistic and innovative initiatives.

Our work in Neurodevelopment

We are proud to support programs that enhance the quality of life for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and ensure all people can participate fully in their communities.

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