Established in 1990, the Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary manages charitable assets and encourages planned giving solutions for Calgary Jewish philanthropists. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Foundation and its 122 donor families distributed $483,000 in grants to organizations with programs that span the range of philanthropic giving.  Currently, the JCFC holds over $14 million in assets. Working with the JCFC gives our donors an edge – an extra measure of thoughtfulness and planning that can help to maximize their gift and make a lasting difference.

There is a variety of funds that distribute income at the discretion of the JCFC board.  Income generated is designated annually after review and as advised by the Grants and Allocations Committee.

The intention of this request for proposal is to gain insight in to each agency and the projects or programs that need support.  The average size of grants can range between $500 and $2000 and will vary from year-to-year based on the available income for distribution. Proposals will be reviewed by members of the JCFC Grants and Allocation Committee in May.  Grant awards will be announced in early June.

Qualified charities recognized by Canada Revenue are eligible for  JCFC  grants.  A qualified charity is a charitable organization, public foundation or private foundation registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.  It must be established and resident in Canada, operate for charitable purposes, and devote its resources to charitable activities.  For more information, visit the Canada Revenue website – www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng-html



Your proposal should include the following:

  • Summary Page
    • Contact information – include background information on key contacts for the project or program
    • Description of the project or program
    • Timeline
  • Political, Economic And Social Context
    • Context in which you are working
    • Barriers
    • Opportunities
  • Project Description
    • Goals
    • Objectives
    • Specific activities to be undertaken with the proposed grant
    • How will the work be carried out?
    • What are the expected outcomes?
    • What indicators will demonstrate that the project has reached its goals?
  • Work plan or Timeline
  • Proposed Budget
    • A general outline of costs to complete the project or program
  • Supporting Information (Optional)
    • List of board members
    • Letters of support or references
    • Annual reports
    • News clippings, video links
    • Deadline to submit your proposal is April 13, 2018 in pdf format via e-mail to:
    • Brenda Sapoznikow
      Foundation Administrator
    • mail@jcfc.ca
    • www.jcfc.ca
    • 403.640.2273