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 Jewish community in the New York Metropolitan area and in Israel. 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.
What kinds of grants does JWFNY award?
Each year, JWFNY offers grants to worthy organizations whose mission is aligned with the goals of the Foundation. JWFNY welcomes organizations which serve women and girls in the Jewish community in New York and in Israel to apply for a grant in one of three categories: domestic, Israel and small grants. With the exception of funds awarded in the small grant category, grants are awarded 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?
We are not accepting grant applications at this time. Information about upcoming grant opportunities will be posted in August 2012. Please check back then.
What does it mean to be a member of JWFNY and what are the financial requirements?
The commitment of membership allows you to become involved and participate in our activities which help address the needs of women and girls in the Jewish community in New York and Israel. Members are invited to sit on working committees of the Foundation and attend special events. Membership commitments vary and start at $5,000. All pledges are payable over four years.
Associate (women under 35) – $5,000+
Supporter – $10,000 +
Sponsor – $25,000 +
Patron – $50,000 +
Benefactor – $100,000 + (Benefactors may include other women in their families as Legacy members. Legacy members are considered full members and can participate in all aspects of the Foundation.)
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 212-836-1478.
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 our staff for more information.
When are membership statements sent out?
Membership statements are sent out twice a year in the months of November and May. If you have questions regarding your pledge or payment, please call 212-836-1495.
I’m interested in learning more about the Foundation, with whom can I speak?
For more information about the Foundation, please contact our office at 212-836-1478. We look forward to the opportunity to speak with you.