How to Apply

JWFNY offers unrestricted support (including capacity building and general operating support) to organizations that are inspired by Jewish values, utilize a gender lens in all aspects of their work, and aim to create social change. Grants are also awarded for new or existing programs that meet these criteria. Organizations or programs must work toward women’s leadership advancement.

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

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

New York Grants

Click here for application – due December 11, 2017 by 4:00 pm EST
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

Applications past due
Grants are awarded to organizations in Israel. Grants are for two years, and are, on average, $30,000.

Start-Up Grants

The invitation to submit a grant application will become available early 2018
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

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.

Isha Koach US
By Invitation Only
This year Isha Koach will focus on Jewish women social entrepreneurs who help the most vulnerable women and children in the United States. Applications are accepted by invitation only on an ongoing basis.

Isha Koach Global
Deadline Passed
Isha Koach does not fund in Israel. Grants are for one year and are traditionally between $10,000 and $20,000.