The Azrieli Foundation was established in 1989 to realize and extend the philanthropic goals of the late David J. Azrieli, C.M., C.Q., M.Arch.

The mission of the Foundation is to empower individuals, facilitate innovative outcomes for institutions and increase knowledge and understanding in the search for practical and novel solutions.  It encourages creativity and artistry, and ensures Jewish heritage, memory and a vibrant Jewish future in Israel and the diaspora.

The Foundation funds institutions as well as operates programs on the ground, supporting scientific and medical research, higher education, youth empowerment and school perseverance, architecture, the arts, Holocaust education and quality of life initiatives for people with developmental disabilities.

The Azrieli Foundation is a federally registered Canadian foundation, established according to the regulations of the Income Tax Act of Canada and subject to review by the Canada Revenue Agency.

The Azrieli Foundation does not consider unsolicited applications for funding and does not make direct grants to individuals. Grants are made through Foundation operated and selected programs. The Foundation maintains a process of review and monitoring for all its grants, small or large.