Financial Resource Development

Jewish Federation develops the financial resources to fund programs and services that address our community’s current, emerging and future needs. This is done through our community’s central fundraising initiative, the Federation AnnualCampaign, through special giving opportunities outside of the Annual Campaign and through endowments at the Jewish Community Foundation.

Jewish Federation Named a Top BC Charity

Earlier this year, Jewish Federation was named one of the top 20 charities in BC by The Vancouver Sun. Jewish Federation ranked particularly well with respect to its low administrative and fundraising costs.

Federation Annual Campaign

The 2012 Annual Campaign generated $7.64 million, an increase of $34,000 from the year before - a remarkable result considering the continued economic uncertainty and the worthwhile but large capital campaigns in our community.

The 2012 Annual Campaign Opening with Elie Wiesel was one of the best attended events ever in our community, with a record 2,681 community members joining together for a sold-out evening of hope and inspiration. We also enjoyed record attendance at Choices, where 475 women gathered to celebrate the power of women’s philanthropy. The 2012 Annual Campaign saw the introduction of the highly successful Celebrating Generosity event for donors at the $1,000+ level.

For information about how campaign funds are allocated, visit the Planning and Allocations section of our website.

Emergency Relief

In 2012-13 we responded with emergency campaigns when Israeli civilians were targeted by rocket fire from Gaza, and related to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.


Jewish Community Foundation

The Jewish Community Foundation, the endowment program of Jewish Federation, distributed approximately $1.8 million to charitable organizations reflecting fund holders’ charitable interests, and to support the new and emerging needs of our community through the Foundation’s unrestricted grant program. The Foundation ended the year with a combined rate of return on its investments of 9.15% net of fees.

Visit the Jewish Community Foundation website for more information, or read the Foundation’s Annual Report.


Jewish Federation increased its sponsorship revenue this year from $45,000 to $107,000, and nearly tripled the number of corporate sponsors that support our work. This helped us keep fundraising costs down and direct more of each donation to community needs.