Generous donations to the 2019 Annual Campaign have paved the way for the Jewish Federation of Ottawa to offer exciting, new strategic funding opportunities for our community agencies. During the past few months, the Grants and Evaluations Committee has worked closely and tirelessly with Federation staff to implement new processes in order to distribute these dollars to our community in an equitable and timely manner.
Thanks to new and increased gifts, plus a generous matching fund, we now have $1 million in fresh funding available to the community. This “strategic funding” does not change the regular operational allocation that Federation provides to agencies on a two-year basis. Strategic funds are over and above the two-year allocation, and are designed to have maximum impact on the four key priority areas set by Federation: Jewish education, Jewish experiences, care for the vulnerable, and security. [Read more…]