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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.


May 15, 2020


A message from the Chair & CEO - COVID-19 UPDATE

by Drew Unger | Mar 24, 2020
To our community,

We write to you today hoping this letter finds you and your families safe and healthy.

Together, we are all learning from moment to moment how best to navigate the evolving circumstance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba is no exception.

We would like to let you know that through this tumultuous time, we are here. JFM services remain intact and we will continue to support our community in every way we can. As we closely monitor the situation, some staff will continue to work from our Campus office, while those who choose to will work remotely. As a further precaution, we encourage anyone wishing to contact the Foundation to do so by email or phone.

Our priority at the JFM is to ensure that resources will be available to aid in the recovery and sustainability of our community organizations and their operations and programs. Together, our Board and staff have made the decision that spring grants will be deferred at this time. This gives us the flexibility needed to create new granting criteria and policies that will give organizations the opportunity to apply for emergency operating funding. Our goal is to be positioned to act quickly and responsibly, so that we can efficiently and effectively assist organizations affected by this pandemic.

We continue to be guided by the JFM's vision of guaranteeing the growth, innovation and vibrancy of the Jewish and general community. We thank each and every one of you for your generosity, efforts and understanding during this difficult time.

Be safe and stay well.


Richard L. Yaffe, Q.C.
Chair, Board of Directors

John W. Diamond, B.A., LL.B.
Chief Executive Officer

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