Did you know that women contribute more philanthropic dollars in the United States than men do?¹ Despite that fact, less than 7.5 percent of foundation funds are allocated to causes which directly impact women and girls.² The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York recognizes that it’s our responsibility to support the needs in our own community.
We provide women with an opportunity to take an active role in ensuring that their dollars are allocated to causes that affect women. We strongly believe in the power of investing in women’s interests because the impact is multiplied; individuals are more productive, families are healthier and better educated and ultimately, communities are more prosperous and successful. We are proud that JWFNY has joined the larger national movement of women in philanthropy as we work to create lasting returns in our community.
¹ Women Give 2010: New Research About Women and Giving
² Women’s Funding Network