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As we are all aware, community and organizational programming everywhere has experienced mass cancellation and postponement. We would like to let you know that if you have a current grant with the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, we are here to work with you if your timelines have suddenly changed.

If you have any questions regarding grants, please Click Here to get in contact with our Director of Operations & Grants, Marla Aronovitch.



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.


September 15, 2020


JFM Board Member Spotlight - Becky Kaufmann

by Stu Slayen | Mar 19, 2019
“Rarely a week goes by when I don’t bump into someone who stops to tell me how kind my late parents Celia and Mike Kaufmann were—how they helped people and made a difference in people’s lives. My Dad was particularly inspiring. He was a Holocaust survivor, eager to strengthen our community as a leading volunteer and also as a business professional. I also hear beautiful anecdotes about my Zaida Dave Thompson, who came here in 1889, and was a pillar of the community. I come from phenomenal people, epitomes of the word “mensch”. Their legacies and lessons have shaped my passion for community service since I was 14. I have passed this onto my two daughters. Whenever I make a decision, I ask myself: would this make my parents and children proud? I am a proud Winnipegger, and am grateful that my ancestors helped to build our community’s facilities and organizations—cornerstones of community life. For me, the Jewish Foundation is today’s cornerstone. Its strength and growth convey that there will be a strong future—just like my parents and grandparents dreamed of!”

-Becky Kaufmann
  • Member, Development & Gift Planning and Distribution Committees;
  • Former Chair, Women’s Endowment Fund Grants Committee; 
  • Winner of a 2006 Shem Tov Award (Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education); 
  • Former Board and Committee Member, Rady JCC;
  • Committee Member, Arab Jewish Dialogue