What does the Jewish Women’s Foundation do?

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York is a leading voice in the effort to raise awareness around issues that affect women and girls in the New York Metropolitan area, throughout the United States, in Israel, and globally. JWFNY imagines a world in which we all have equal opportunity for economic, religious, social and political achievement. To reach those goals, JWFNY provides organizations with funds to help create and sustain programs that benefit women and girls. In addition to grant-making, JWFNY advocates for policies that impact women and girls on the local, state and federal level and provides education to the public on these issues. Through JWFNY, members have the opportunity to leverage their funds with other women to make greater impact through philanthropy. In so doing, they are better able to direct their personal philanthropic dollars more effectively.

What kinds of grants does JWFNY award?

Each year, JWFNY offers grants to organizations whose missions are aligned with the goals of the Foundation. JWFNY welcomes organizations which meet our funding priorities to apply for a grant. Typically, funds awarded are for program support only.

Please review eligibility details, funding guidelines and application deadlines in the Grants section of this website.

How do I apply for a grant?

Visit our Grants Page here to apply for a grant.

What does it mean to be a member of JWFNY and what are the financial requirements?

A donation toward membership allows you to become involved and participate in activities of the Foundation. We ask our members to make a minimum annual gift of $2,500 ($1,250 if you are under 40 years of age).

We encourage those who are seeking to support the Foundation to join us and become a member. For more information about becoming a member, please contact the Foundation at 212-836-1106 or email Jamie@JewishWomenNY.org.

Do I have to be a member to support the organization?

We welcome donations from anyone who would like to support the Foundation. From individual donations to endowment gifts, your contribution makes an impact on our grantmaking and strengthens our work. Please contact us for more information.

I’m interested in learning more about the Foundation, with whom can I speak?

For more information about the Foundation, please contact Jamie Allen Black at 212-836-1106. We look forward to speaking with you.