Philanthropy for a Strong Jewish Future

JEWISH

FOUNDATION

OF GREATER TORONTO

LIFE

IS BUILT

ON

THE JEWISH FOUNDATION OF GREATER TORONTO

is a community foundation that makes charitable giving

STRONG

easy and rewarding so that individuals

and families can fulfill their personal

FOUNDATIONS

philanthropic goals and

translate their charitable

vision into viable solutions to some of our community's most pressing needs.

Since 1962

Our years of experience and community history in Toronto give us the unique ability to provide you and your family with valuable tools, strategies, and expertise that make charitable giving thoughtful and creative.

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2016-2017 BY THE NUMBERS
$22.5 MILLION

GRANT DISTRIBUTIONS

972

FUNDS

10.2 PERCENT

TOTAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT

$528 MILLION

ASSET AND PLANNED GIFTS

28

NEW BOOK OF LIFE STORIES

LETTER FROM THE JEWISH FOUNDATION

"Happiness is an infinite game..."

Together, we can continue to spread

happiness.""

DAVID MATLOW

CHAIR, JEWISH FOUNDATION

RONIT HOLTZMAN

V.P., PLANNED GIVING & ENDOWMENTS

The Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto is in the happiness business. It works like this.

Generous members of our community like you open a Donor Advised Fund or make a Planned Gift such as a gift in your Will or an insurance policy with the Foundation. Our donors do this because they want to make sure the causes they care about continue to be funded and thrive, and they want to leave a philanthropic legacy to inspire others to follow their example. They want one place to go to for their philanthropic planning and they want simplicity and cost efficiency.

The Foundation supports a myriad of charities based on the recommendations provided by our donors either when their Fund is established or throughout the year. In the last fiscal year, our donors distributed approximately $22.5 million to many worthy causes.

The Foundation’s assets are pooled and invested with the oversight of an Investment Advisory Committee and the Trustees. The return on the Foundation’s portfolio for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 was 10.2%. This means most of our Funds were larger at the end of the year than they were at the beginning even after making the distributions as recommended by the donor. Everyone should be happy with that!

The Foundation has hardworking professionals, trustees, committee members and volunteers who work tirelessly on all of the important initiatives that help the Foundation run so well.

So why are we in the happiness business? Our donors are happy because they are helping support what they care about; they are helping others, our community and Israel. All of us involved with the Foundation are happy because we are helping our donors be happy. And finally, the recipients of the distributions are happy because they receive funds that they need to carry on their important work.

Happiness is an infinite game. More is better. If you are happy with your experience at the Foundation, please tell others. Together, we can continue to help our community and Israel. Together, we can continue to spread happiness.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017

$35.4 MILLION

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$331.2 MILLION

TOTAL ASSETS

(MARKET VALUE)

10.2 PERCENT

TOTAL INVESTMENT RETURN

$22.5 MILLION

TOTAL GRANT DISTRIBUTIONS

$197.4 MILLION

TOTAL PLANNED GIFTS

FINANCIAL RESULTS

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FACES OF PHILANTHROPY

THE IMPACT

Through the Jewish Foundation, our generous donors support hundreds of charities, projects, and programs each year. Here are two examples:
Picture this impact hundreds of times over. This is what our donors do each and every year.
HOW YOU CAN HELP

You have the power to make a difference in the lives of others.

But where are your philanthropic dollars needed most? Click above to find out.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR

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A message from the Chair of the Board

and the President & CEO of UJA Federation

During this, UJA Federation's Centennial year, we extend a mazel tov to our partner, the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto, for its ongoing efforts on behalf of our community's extraordinary and visionary philanthropists, providing the people of Jewish Toronto the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy that will shape the next hundred years.

Known for its creativity and cutting-edge philanthropic options, the Jewish Foundation continue - year after year - to match donors with their passions, allowing them to put their money where their heart is. In a community full of philanthropic choices, the Jewish Foundation, with its exceptional cadre of leaders and professionals, ensures that donors have access to a myriad of exciting and compelling charitable options, all designed to bring their philanthropic preferences to fruition.

On behalf of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, we could not be prouder of the Jewish Foundation, and we are certain that the hundreds of programs and organizations that benefit from the Foundation will continue to do so for the next century.

BRUCE LEBOFF

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

ADAM MINSKY

PRESIDENT & CEO

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