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Social Action Fund General Information

The Social Action Committee has two funds:  The General Social Action Fund and Yom Kippur Appeal Fund.

The General Social Action Fund:

The Social Action Fund is comprised of donations made by community members throughout the year. This fund is used to fund Social Action events and activities, to support organizations and causes which align with our values, and to purchase gifts for or make donations in lieu of gifts on behalf of our speakers. When you make a donation to the shul, you can earmark it for social action if you wish.

The Yom Kippur Appeal Fund:

Every Yom Kippur, the First Narayever community comes together to raise funds to support exceptional community projects and organizations that work on causes that are close to our hearts, in Canada and in Israel. We have raised funds to help the homeless, to improve environmental protection, to build better relations between Arab and Jewish Israelis, and to improve accessibility for those with disabilities.

A list of our past recipients can be found here. Our 2021 list of recipients can be found here. To view the YK Appeal for 2021, please click here.  

Applying for a Social Action Fund Grant

We welcome applications that help to advance the following mission:

1. Address the needs of Toronto’s downtown Jewish community;

2. Build an Israel consistent with our values of fairness, egalitarianism, environmental responsibility, social justice and fostering peace; or

3. Build inclusive and just communities by supporting equity seeking populations and communities facing discrimination or anti-Semitism in Canada or Israel.

Subject to change, Yom Kippur Social Action funding is only available as a one-year Grant of up to $5,000. Three year grants are no longer available.

The Social Action Fund Grants from Yom Kippur 2020 have been completed and distributed.

Please see the following application form for funding from Yom Kippur 2021 for 2022 grants, and use of funds form for 2021 grants.

Application Forms:

If you are an organization that would like to apply for funding support, the 2022 application deadline is January 1, 2022. 

Click here for the application form.

Use of Funds Reporting Forms

For all grant recipients, Use of Funds reports are mandatory and must be received by January 1, 2022 for 2021 grant recipients (forms for 2022 grants will be posted at a later date).

Click here for the use of funds reporting form. 

Wed, October 20 2021 14 Cheshvan 5782