How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York. 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

New York Metropolitan Grants

Deadline Passed
JWFNY funds social change programs that promote economic security, leadership advancement and health & well-being among women and girls in the Jewish community. The Foundation funds new or existing programs. We look for programs that utilize a gender lens and help organizations leverage their resources to expand. Grants are paid over two years and are traditionally between $40,000 – $80,000.

Israel Grants

By Invitation Only
JWFNY funds one or two year projects that enable women to achieve long term economic security in Israel. JWFNY is particularly interested in social change projects that increase economic justice, financial stability and self-sufficiency for women or create more fair and equal workplaces and governmental policies. Grants are for 1-2 years and are offered for up to $30,000. Please contact Rachel Siegel for more information at

Start-Up Grants

Deadline Passed
Start-Up Grants fund new organizations that bring innovative ideas and approaches to women’s and girls’ issues in the Jewish community. Grants are for organizations in the New York metropolitan area that have been in existence for 1 – 7 years and have operating budgets of $500,000 of less. The one-year grants are between $5,000 and $15,000 and may be used for general operating, capacity building or program support.

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. While 1-2 signature grants of up to $25,000 may be awarded, most grants range in size from $5,000 – $10,000. Applications are accepted by invitation only on an ongoing basis. Isha Koach does not fund in Israel.