Smart Philanthropy Starts Here

With over 50 years in business, The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal works in partnership with individuals, families and community organizations representing thousands of funds. We structure customized charitable gifts so that individuals and families can effortlessly fulfill their personal philanthropic goals in a tax efficient manner. That’s smart philanthropy.



individuals and families support the causes they care about and achieve their philanthropic goals


Montreal and its organizations remain strong and vibrant by helping build and carefully steward financial resources


Tax-smart solutions that magnify the power of giving to create more impact

Arthur’s Dream and Legacy

In 1971 a group of Montreal Jewish leaders, led by the visionary Arthur Pascal z”l recognized the need for the Jewish community to have a contingency fund in case of emergencies. The goal was to build an endowment fund, the income from which would be used to support innovative and timely new programs, while leaving the capital in place for future generations. Over time, individuals and families began to turn to the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal to manage their endowment funds. The JCF established a donor-centric approach: listening to what donors wished to accomplish philanthropically while facilitating and supporting their charitable goals.

Today, the JCF is recognized as a center of excellence in smart philanthropy and planned giving. It has evolved into a hub for thousands of families who find value in centralizing their philanthropic giving in one place, while benefiting from expert advice on charitable giving in the most tax-wise and efficient manner.