Welcome to The Asper Foundation

Israel Asper, O.C., O.M., Q.C., L.L.D. (1932 – 2003) and Babs Asper (1933 – 2011) believed that philanthropy is a driving force behind positive change in people’s quality of life. For this reason, they formed The Asper Foundation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1983 to build upon their and the Asper family’s philanthropic objectives.

The Asper Foundation undertakes, develops and supports major initiatives in the areas of Jewish charity as well as culture, education, community development and human rights locally, nationally and internationally. 

In the recent past, over $150 million has been donated to various charitable causes through The Asper Foundation. This website not only reflects, but celebrates the inspired vision of Israel and Babs Asper and outlines the activities and future plans of The Asper Foundation.

Latest News

The Asper Foundation Seeks New Executive Director

The Asper Foundation Seeks New Executive Director

October 12, 2020

The Asper Foundation is seeking an Executive Director to take a leadership role in the day-to-day operations. Please click here for more information.

Doing Better, Reaching Higher

Doing Better, Reaching Higher

March 4, 2020

Please click here to see the profile of David Asper in the Alumni News from California Western, School of Law, San Diego.

David Asper:  A Giving Life - One of Canada’s Most Spirited & Influential Donors

David Asper: A Giving Life - One of Canada’s Most Spirited & Influential Donors

March 3, 2020

The January/February 2020 issue of Foundation, The Business & Spirit of Philanthropy in Canada magazine published a feature profile on David Asper. To read the article, please click here.

The Asper Foundation Supports Economic Empowerment of Palestinian Women in East Jerusalem

The Asper Foundation Supports Economic Empowerment of Palestinian Women in East Jerusalem

February 3, 2020

The Asper Foundation in partnership with MATI -The Jerusalem Business Development Center is pleased to announce support of Turning Point, an economic empowerment and business development program for Palestinian women in East Jerusalem. For more information, please click here and watch the video here.

The Asper Foundation Awards Annual Funding to University of Manitoba International Law Program Centre

The Asper Foundation Awards Annual Funding to University of Manitoba International Law Program Centre

January 27, 2020

The University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall Faculty of Law announced that The Asper Foundation will be annually supporting The Asper International Program on Israeli Law and Society (Mishpatim). For more information, please click here.

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