How to Apply

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York funds organizations and programs that promote economic security, leadership advancement, and health & well-being among women and girls. Funding is available for new or existing programs, or for unrestricted funding (including capacity building and general operating support) for organizations that are inspired by Jewish values, utilize a gender lens in all aspects of their work, and aim to create social change.

This year we are offering New York Metropolitan, Israel, Start-Up, and Isha Koach grant opportunities. See below for information on each of the grant opportunities.

If you have any questions, you may send an email to jwfny@jewishwomenny.org.

New York Metropolitan Grants

Deadline Passed
Grants are awarded to organizations with programs in New York. Organizations with a national focus may also apply, as long as a portion of the programming is focused in New York. Grants are for two years and are traditionally between $40,000 and $80,000.

Renewal Grants
Organizations that are in their second consecutive year of funding are eligible for a renewal grant for a third year of funding.

Israel Grants

Deadline Passed
Grants are awarded to organizations in Israel. Grants are for two years, and are, on average, $30,000.

Start-Up Grants

Deadline Passed
Grants are awarded to organizations that have been in existence for 1–7 years, have operating budgets of $500,000 or less, and have programs in New York. Organizations with a national focus may also apply, as long as a portion of the programming is focused in New York. Grants are for one year and are between $5,000 and $15,000.

Isha Koach Grants

By Invitation Only
Isha Koach is the global women’s fund at JWFNY that makes grants to Jewish women social entrepreneurs who founded and lead organizations that help the world’s most vulnerable women and children. Applications are accepted by invitation only on an ongoing basis. Isha Koach does not fund in Israel. Grants are for one year and are traditionally between $10,000 and $20,000.