We are very excited to announce this year’s expanded “economic security” domestic grant theme. Taking cue from recent new reports, pertinent literature, and professionals in the field, it became clear that economic security meant more than helping women obtain jobs. While stable wages are very important, women need opportunities to advance in their careers, benefit from paid parental leave policies, receive financial education and advocate for equal pay legislation. It is the combination of these initiatives over the long term that we hope will lead to women’s economic stability. We encourage applying organizations to consider how they may be able to promote advocacy, foster social change, help build resources within the Jewish community and fill in the gaps between services that already exist.
Our invitation to submit concept letter can be found on our website at: http://www.jwfny.org/grants/how-to-apply/domestic-grants-new-york-metropolitan-area/.
Concept letters are due at the beginning of October. We look forward to reviewing submissions!
– Rebecca Garrison, JWFNY Associate Director