Welcome to the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba.

Funding the future. Changing lives.


The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba is a public foundation that manages a growing asset base that exceeds $125 million. The Foundation pools gifts from generous donors and permanently invests them.

The Foundation distributes earned income from the contributed capital of the fund; the capital base is never touched. Since its inception in 1964, the Foundation has distributed over $55 million in grants and scholarships in Winnipeg and across Canada.

Your gift to the Foundation will sustain and enhance a myriad of programs, services, and charitable agencies across the province and help ensure a strong and viable future for all Manitobans. Your gift to the Foundation will be your lasting legacy.


Board Member Spotlight - Syd Thompson

by Stu Slayen | Apr 05, 2017
“One of the most exciting things about serving on the Foundation’s Board is that we’re never complacent. I think as an organization, we see the growing importance of our role and we are always evolving deliberately and wisely as our assets grow and our community’s needs change. I’m also so impressed by the skill and devotion I have seen around our Board and committee tables. Our Presidents have inspired me as have my fellow committee members – past and present. Our staff is outstanding as they keep us volunteers motivated and focused. As a proud Jew, I feel blessed to work with the Foundation’s dedicated team of professionals and volunteers to make life better in our Jewish community and beyond. Above all, though, the best thing about being on this Board is seeing the results of our work. There are successful people in our community today – representing a broad cross-section of fields – who benefitted greatly from the JFM grants and scholarships they received years ago and who enrich our community today. That makes me proud.” 

Syd Thompson
Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Distributions Committee
Member, Investment Committee