What We Support
Our goal is to promote public health by offering funds for scientific research activities and health related projects.
We aim to improve formal and experiential education by supporting high quality innovative programs, skill development, Israel experiences, volunteerism, and other engaging opportunities both in the Jewish and general community.
We work in partnerships with non-profit organizations to enhance capacity and encourage best practices.
Organizations & Programs in North America & Israel
We promote thought leadership and strengthen communities in North America and in Israel.
Highlights of projects supported by the
Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation
The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC)
The GCRC is an internationally renowned research institution, committed to coordinating and conducting independent basic cancer research and training within a technologically advanced Centre.
Affiliated with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, the GCRC brings together the very best scientists, technicians, graduate students and research fellows. Providing an environment where investigators work together, side-by-side sharing equipment and facilities, generates an atmosphere that fosters and encourages progressive ideas and is scientifically and financially beneficial.
The Weizmann Institute Program for Excellence in Science Teaching
The Weizmann Program for Excellence in Science Teaching was established to empower Israel’s high school science teachers by providing them with unique opportunities to expand their knowledge and be involved in innovative professional development activities. Using a ‘teach-the-teachers’ approach, the goal of the Program is to produce top quality, well-prepared teachers who instill a sense of enthusiasm for science in their students.
This Program is a natural fit for the Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, and aligns with their mission to improve formal and experiential education by supporting high-quality, innovative programs. The Foundation believes in access to quality education for all youth, especially in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
The Rosalind & Morris Goodman Family Pediatric Formulations Centre of the CHU Sainte-Justine
The Rosalind & Morris Goodman Family Pediatric Formulations Centre of the CHU Sainte-Justine, also known as the Goodman Pediatric Formulations Centre (GPFC), was opened on February 22, 2016. The overall goal of the Centre is to improve access to child-friendly medicines. We are the only Centre in Canada whose mandate is to facilitate the development of commercially available age-appropriate formulations for children. Promoting practices to increase safety of medicines administered to children is part of our mission.
Many medicines used in children are not available in pharmaceutical forms adapted to their needs. Indeed, most oral medications are produced for adults as tablets and capsules, which lack dosing flexibility to meet dosage requirements of the spectrum of ages and sizes, ranging from neonates to adolescents. Furthermore, most children under the age of 8 are unable to swallow pills.
CAPS (Creating Access Promoting Success) Program
The CAPS Program is designed to provide access to our Jewish Day Schools. By freezing annual tuition from Kindergarten through grade 6 and Secondary I through V, the program gives more Jewish children the opportunity to take advantage of a high standard of educational excellence, as well as a strong Judaic-based curriculum while providing parents with long term reassurance that Jewish day school affordability is here to stay.
Building Leadership and Organizational Capacity in the Indigenous Community
The Leadership program focuses on the Inuit and First Nations Communities, from James Bay to Nunavik. The program is primarily aimed at fostering youth involvement in the community.
Teamwork, communication, organization, and entrepreneurship are at the core of the Leadership programs.
Limmud Global Volunteer Summit
Limmud is an international non-profit founded in the UK which is dedicated to Jewish learning in all its variety. With a global reputation for creating transformative events offering a lively grassroots approach to Jewish learning, Limmud relies on 4,000 volunteers who take ownership of many aspects of the operations.
Volunteer engagement in Limmud has a ripple effect that creates a unique energy across communities; volunteers grow into communal leadership roles and often are inspired to create new pathways to Jewish life. Yet, Limmud volunteers require ongoing training and support. To move its leadership training continuum to the next level, in 2018 we launched the biennial Limmud Global Volunteer Summit. The gathering provides an opportunity for volunteers to grapple with big issues trending across the Jewish World, share best practices and work together to create innovations for Limmud, and the broader Jewish community.
Capacity Building and Food Security
Centraide of Greater Montreal
Centraide supports a network of agencies and projects that provide emergency food assistance and that above all help individuals and families find lasting solutions to make sure they get enough nutritious food.
In addition, by consolidating the skills and leadership abilities of the leaders and actors within the supported agencies, Centraide increases the impact of its strategies deployed in the region.
These two investments focus areas are important elements in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in Greater Montreal.