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 $125 million has been donated to various charitable causes through the 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

Community Leaders David & Ruth Asper Receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals

Community Leaders David & Ruth Asper Receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals

March 2014

David and Ruth Asper were the recent recipients of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals. For more information, please click here.

The Asper Foundation Launches New Website

The Asper Foundation Launches New Website

February 2014

To mark the Foundation’s 30th anniversary, we have launched our new website which provides visitors with up to date news and information on the Foundation’s projects and initiatives that touch lives around the globe.

David Asper, Chair of The Asper Foundation, Visits Israel

David Asper, Chair of The Asper Foundation, Visits Israel

January 2014

See above for a photograph of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and David Asper.

Babs Asper Lilac Garden Officially Opened

Babs Asper Lilac Garden Officially Opened

October 2013

The University of Winnipeg officially opened the Babs Asper Lilac Garden at the University of Winnipeg’s Asper Centre for Theatre and Film. For more information, please click here.

Read more about our history of giving by downloading The Asper Foundation’s 2005 philanthropic report.

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