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 and Small 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 looks favorably upon programs that help build resources within the Jewish community and fill in the gaps between services that already exist. We are open to funding new or existing projects that 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

Small Grants

Deadline Passed
JWFNY supports small, start-up and established innovative organizations by offering grants between $5,000 and $15,000 to those organizations with operating budgets of $750,000 or less. These small grants may be used for program support, general operating or capacity building services.

Isha Koach Grants

By Invitation Only
Isha Koach is a 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.