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 - Caroline Kiva

by Stu Slayen | Dec 04, 2017

“It was an honour to be invited to join the Board this past June. As a committee member for a few years, I have seen how much impact the Foundation truly has on the Jewish community and beyond. As a wills and estates lawyer, I hope that I can bring my expertise about estate planning to my role at the Foundation and, similarly, I expect to learn things as a Board member that will help me in my professional practice. It is very important to me that the Foundation succeeds. In times when social service agencies and other charities are facing budget cuts and challenges, it is essential that communities like ours step forward to fill the gap. If we are successful as a Foundation, it will be easier for us to maintain a sense of community as we work together to sustain and enhance the programs and services we have grown to love and upon which we depend. I’m happy to be involved and I look forward to making a difference.”

Caroline Kiva
JFM Board Member
Member, Development & Gift Planning Committee
Former Member, Grants Committee and Investment Committee