history

History

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York was established in 1995 to address the needs of women and girls in the Jewish community in New York and Israel. Through grantmaking, education and advocacy efforts, the Foundation seeks to create an environment of equality for women and girls in the areas of economic, religious, social and political achievement. By increasing opportunities for women and girls and challenging institutional barriers to achieve gender equality, the Foundation is making a significant impact on our community.

To help achieve our vision, we have awarded nearly $3 million to 120 projects that address issues related to body image, teen dating violence, bullying, the “stained glass ceiling,” Jewish education, mental and physical health, leadership development, financial literacy and business skill training.