The Tzedakah Project

The Tzedakah Project is fostering a vibrant community of people who celebrate, value and act on the importance of giving Tzedakah by creating rewarding charitable experiences. Our goal is to inspire changemakers to take leadership roles in our community and to educate next generation philanthropy.

A Message from the Founder:

I’m very proud to have been born and raised in beautiful Vancouver, and to have grown up in the nurturing and inclusive Jewish community of our great city.

After moving back to our hometown, my wife and I began looking for an opportunity to give back to our community in a meaningful way.

We were inspired to create The Tzedakah Project because as active members of our community, we felt overwhelmed by the number of giving opportunities that were presented to us compounded by having little understanding about how our gifts were actually making a difference. This environment resulted in us feeling less emotionally connected to our giving.

We’ve created The Tzedakah Project to build a vibrant, online community that rewards and celebrates giving Tzedakah together and are fortunate to have secured funding from donors who share in our vision.

Thanks to my role as Vice President of Partnerships and Growth at Chimp Technology, we have access to Chimp’s innovative giving tools which empower donors and community leaders to engage with philanthropy in a personalized way. While The Tzedakah Project is powered by Chimp, this program is exclusively managed by members of our community.

Ariel Lewinski, Founder, The Tzedakah Project