current-ny-grantees

A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center

www.abetterbalance.org
This grant provides A Better Balance the opportunity to partner with synagogues and Jewish organizations across NYC to raise Jewish women’s awareness of policies that support working families and to help Jewish women identify policy gaps and improve workplace practices.

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps

www.avodah.net
This grant will support the second and third cohorts of AVODAH’s new fellowship, a nine-month educational and community building program that builds and strengthens a broad network of young Jewish adults working in antipoverty fields.

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

www.bendthearc.us
Bend the Arc mobilizes American Jews and allies to build a more equitable and just America. Funds support an advanced technology platform that will engage over 10,000 individuals, the majority of which will be women, in the New York area. The platform will connect disengaged members of the Jewish community by linking their social justice beliefs with Jewish values.

Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University

www.scps.nyu.edu/academics/departments/heyman-center.html
This grant sponsors a day-long summit featuring prominent leaders in a broad array of professions, who are working locally, nationally, and globally to improve the status of women and to change the face of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

Challah for Hunger

www.challahforhunger.org/
Challah for Hunger brings college students together to bake and sell challah in an effort to raise money and awareness for social justice causes. Funds will help grow and strengthen the Challah for Hunger chapters in New York and support the development of an alumni network.

Footsteps

www.footstepsorg.org
Footsteps is an organization dedicated to helping individuals seeking to transition out of the ultra-orthodox community in which they were raised. This gender sensitive program will help female Footsteps members obtain and retain jobs in mainstream society.

Hebrew Free Loan Society

www.hfls.org
This gender sensitive micro-enterprise training course aims to maximize the number of low income Charedi women who successfully launch home based businesses.

Hidden Sparks

www.hiddensparks.org
Hidden Sparks runs professional development programs for Jewish day schools to help increase understanding and support for teaching children with learning differences. This grant is for the Parent Connection Webinar Series, which enhances parents’ understanding and skills for teaching children in Pre-K through 12th grade.

ImmerseNYC

www.immersenyc.org
ImmerseNYC introduces New York Jews to the myriad ways that powerful and transformational mikveh rituals can add meaning to their Jewish lives, both through educational programming and immersions. Funding will build the core infrastructure of ImmerseNYC so it can meet the city’s growing mikveh need.

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice

www.jfrej.org
In partnership with the National Domestic Worker Alliance and Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, JFREJ will improve the senior care industry by linking seniors and domestic workers together to create a new consumer directed training program.

Mosaic of Westchester

www.mosaicofwestchester.org
Mosaic of Westchester works as a catalyst, resource and facilitator to create full integration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Jews into Westchester Jewish life. Funds support ongoing operating expenses.

Moving Traditions

www.movingtraditions.org
Moving Traditions inspires people to live fuller lives and to work for a better world for all by advocating for a more expansive view of gender in Jewish learning and practice. This grant will fund the curriculum development, coaching and pilot implementation in New York of a new model of sexuality education for Moving Traditions programs.

Sharsheret

www.sharsheret.org
Funds support a webinar that addresses questions and concerns of women and families in the wake of the new laws of the Affordable Care Act. JWFNY Previously funded Sharsheret’s Financial Wellness Toolkit and this webinar content will be included in the toolkit as a new resource.

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

www.sosspeace.org
Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom provides American Muslim and Jewish women with the resources and effective programs needed to engage in communication, develop alliances that transcend the boundaries of formal religious institutions, and to limit acts of anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment. Funds will grow their online resources and support training for new volunteer program leaders.

Slingshot

www.slingshotfund.org
This grant will support the creation of the second Slingshot supplement on Women and Girls which highlights the most innovative Jewish organizations in North America that support the needs of women and girls.

Yeshivat Maharat

www.yeahivatmaharat.org
Yeshivat Maharat is the first yeshiva to ordain Orthodox women as clergy. This grant supports community internships and classroom leadership training seminars that prepare students for practical elements of the rabbinate.

Zeek

www.zeek.forward.com
Zeek is an online magazine that covers the domestic Jewish social justice movement and showcases the people, ideas and conversations driving an inclusive and diverse Jewish community. Funds will support the magazine’s female writers and articles that cover issues pertaining to women and girls.

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Ashalim

www.ashalim.org.il
This program targets 50 Ethiopian-Israeli young women in their second year of army service and helps them integrate into the workforce after their military service is completed.

Itach-Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice

www.itach.org.il
Itach-Maaki increases legal rights and advocacy skills of marginalized women in Israel. This grant supports an advocacy program for teenage girls and young women that creates change on issues faced by their peers throughout Israel.

Kashouvot

www.kashouvot.org
Kashouvot provides previously unavailable professional pastoral care to hospital patients, staff and families in Israel. This grant supports outreach and education that raises awareness of the benefits of pastoral care in order to professionalize and gain recognition for the field of chaplaincy.

Mavoi Satum

www.mavoisatum.org
This grant will support the passage of legislation promoting gender equality in marriage and divorce in Israel. Mavoi Satum will engage in an intense lobbying campaign within the Knesset as well as a public awareness and media campaign.

New Israel Fund – Shatil

www.shatil.org.il
This program defends the rights of subcontracted caregivers – a disadvantaged, heavily female population, known for being underpaid, undervalued and unaware of their rights – by utilizing advocacy and outreach to policy makers, educating caregivers on how to advocate for themselves and engaging the media and the general public.

Shutafot

JWFNY is part of the Jewish Women's Collaborative International Fund, which consists of 17 Jewish women's foundations that joined together to make a collaborative grant in support of women's issues in Israel. The partnership of seven leading Israeli feminist organizations called Shutafot, is uniting to develop a strong feminist voice whose aim is to promote gender equality and women's rights, to fight to eradicate exclusion and discrimination of women in Israel, and to minimize gender gaps on a variety of issues.

Women in International Security Israel

www.wiisisrael.com
This grant provides entry and mid-level women in the fields of peace and security with female mentors who are senior professionals in the same line of work. This program aims to increase the number of women in Israel who hold peace and security positions in order to achieve equal gender representation at all levels in these fields.