The General Community Grants application period is now closed and will open June 1, 2020.

General Community Grants


General Community Grants are awarded once per year. The deadline for applications is June 30. Applications are accepted starting May 15.

These types of grants are only available to registered charities in Manitoba. They must fund projects within Manitoba. 



General Community Grant Guidelines

  • Only qualified donees* in Manitoba are eligible for grants from the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba;
  • Projects must benefit the general community in Manitoba;
  • Pilot projects must provide a plan for future funding beyond the pilot stage;
  • Organizations that qualify for a General Community Grant must complete their current grant before being able to apply for their next grant;
  • JFM reserves the right to refer appropriate applications to the Women's Endowment Fund should it be a better fit. 

Preference is given to projects that:

  • Address community priorities and issues;
  • Encourage more efficient use of community resources;
  • Strengthen internal management capabilities of the applicant;
  • Promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement;
  • Demonstrate innovative approaches and techniques to resolve community problems.   

Grants are not made for:

  • Costs occurring prior to notification of grant approval;
  • Fundraising appeals such as memberships and sponsorships;
  • Ongoing operations of an organization;
  • Existing programs.
* For a full description of a qualified donee, please click here.

Click here to download a copy of the JFM General Community Grant guidelines.



Performing Arts Opportunities – In respect to arts organizations only:


Performing arts organization projects (plays, opera, art exhibitions, symphonies, and ballets) are considered operating projects as it is the mandate of these organizations to produce art. Grant applications will be accepted for these operating projects providing the project has Judaic content and/or special significance to the community at large.


For more information, please review our
Frequently Asked Questions.