The Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation supports the needs of people, projects and programs primarily in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and Israel.

We apply the Jewish values of Tikun Olam (Repairing the World) and Tzedeka (Charity and Justice) to support the vulnerable and disadvantaged, and to strengthen the Jewish community.

We believe in a strong and enduring Jewish community through Jewish education and initiatives that promote the continuity of the Jewish people, and build connections between Jewish and non-Jewish communities to foster understanding and tolerance.

Scroll down to find out more about our scope and our guidelines for funding.

Our Priorities

We provide funding locally, nationally, and internationally in four primary fields of interest, with a focus on seniors and youth.


social Services


Jewish Community

Our Foundation's

Areas of Support

We support the elderly population in the areas of health services, community inclusion and participation.

We support youth and young adults, prioritizing the economically disadvantaged, at-risk populations and victims of abuse. We focus on building economic self-sufficiency and on secular and non-secular education.

We support programs and services that have the potential to benefit the Jewish community locally and internationally.

Funding Guidelines

Grants from the Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation must meet the criteria and be consistent with our priorities.

We consider grant applications for the following:

  • Experimental, innovative and new projects of importance or value to the Jewish and non-Jewish communities, with priority to projects within the Greater Vancouver community
  • Bursaries and scholarships related
    to Jewish services, education, camp experiences, youth groups and social and community activities
  • Creation and expansion of new services, facilities and special projects in the Jewish and non-Jewish communities that serve the disadvantaged and vulnerable
  • Capital projects and improvements that benefit communities
  • Health, education, social needs

What We Fund

  • Non-profit organizations registered under the Income Tax Act, Canada
  • Programs and services that promote connections between the Jewish and broader communities
  • Medical and academic research and equipment

What We Don't Fund

  • Administration and operating expenses
  • Commercial endeavours
  • Individuals
  • Deficit / debt reduction
  • Political activities

Application Process

The Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation accepts grant applications in the spring and fall of each year.

Step 01


If you think you meet the criteria for funding, please submit a Letter of Intent providing a brief outline of your project. 

For guidelines on what must be included in your letter, download our instructional PDF document.

You will be notified via email if you are invited to submit a grant application.

Step 02


If you are invited to submit a grant application, you will be sent an email with a URL and password. Fill in the form and submit online.

Information required for this form includes:

  • Clear and specific goals and objectives
  • Priority of need
  • Scope of program or project
  • Credibility of partners and agencies
  • Applicant’s capacity to achieve goals and project outcomes
  • Method of monitoring and evaluating outcome and impacts
  • Responsibilities for reporting
  • Financial data, including all sources of income