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Women's Endowment Fund

The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba's Women's Endowment Fund is designed to generate financial resources for the benefit of organizations helping Manitoba women. It is a practical, meaningful way to act as "women helping women".

History of the Fund

The Women's Endowment Fund was established in 1994 to encourage women’s philanthropy. The Fund is committed to improving the lives of Manitoba women by generating financial resources that are distributed in the form of grants, twice annually. The WEF inspires women about philanthropy and the power they have to effect positive change.

The WEF is unique in Manitoba, giving exclusively to organizations and programs devoted to enriching the lives of girls and women. Since its inception, the WEF has distributed nearly $550,000 in grants to more than 80 different organizations.

In Spring 2017, the Women’s Endowment Fund supported the following initiatives:

Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg ($2,750)

  • To bring in Chanale Felig, a world-renowned female Jewish singer to perform at a women's concert. The event is designed to celebrate the importance, beauty, and strength of Jewish womanhood.

Mount Carmel Clinic Foundation ($7,500)

  • To support the renovation of Sage House, a facility offering programs and services to women who identify as street-involved and who are engaged in survival sex work. 

Rady Jewish Community Centre ($5,000)

  • To support BBG Week, a special event for female members of BBYO. BBG Week includes community service, leadership development programs, and recreational activities. In addition BBG Week will serve as an entry point to engage newcomer teens in the community.
To see if your organization qualifies for a Women's Endowment Fund grant, click here


Your Gift can Commemorate a Special Occasion 

The Women's Endowment Fund offers a meaningful way to commemorate special occasions in the lives of loved ones with the establishment of new funds, contributions to existing funds or through Women's Endowment Fund Tribute Cards.

To send a Tribute Card, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about the Women's Endowment Fund, please contact Stephanie Casar, Development Associate, Women's Endowment Fund, by telephone at 204.477.7528 or toll-free from the US/Canada at 1.855.284.1918 or by email at scasar@jewishfoundation.org.