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Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation (TOWF) of Greater Washington Grant

Grants to Washington, D.C. Metro Area Nonprofits
to Create Social Change for Women and Girls

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Foundation / Corporation

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Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation (TOWF) of Greater Washington

Deadline Date:

11/28/18 3:00 PM EST


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Grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $30,000 to Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, nonprofit organizations that are working to create social change for women and girls in the
Greater Washington, D.C. area. The Foundation will accept grant proposals from organizations that fall into one of the following categories:

1. Washington, D.C. metropolitan area organizations creating social change for local Jewish women and girls.
2. Washington, D.C. metropolitan area organizations focused on social change for local low-income immigrant women and girls.
3. Women and girls in Israel (by invitation only).

This year, TOWF will consider funding programs in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area involving Jewish and/or low-income immigrant women and girls that address, but are not limited to, the following issues:

- Building advocacy on the front lines of current issues affecting women and girls
- Protecting the rights of low-income immigrant women and girls
- Mobilizing the next generation of girls and young women for political leadership and action
- Improving civil discourse in a polarized society
- Pre-selected organizations in Israel addressing social change for women and girls.

Preference in Israel will be given to programs that are operating on a national or regional level and/or can serve as a model to be replicated in other parts of the country.

TOWF’s focuses on social change philanthropy that addresses the root causes of social and economic injustices and supports organizations that are getting to the root causes of problems instead of only addressing the symptoms.

When reviewing applications from potential grantees, the Foundation uses the “Four Shifts of Social Change” to help evaluate a potential grantee’s social impact. See Pre-Application Information for more details.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137637

Estimated Size of Grant:

The typical grant size is $10,000-$15,000.

Term of Contract:

A one-year grant will run from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made only to tax-exempt organizations that qualify under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants are not made to individuals.

The Foundation does not:

- Support university faculty chairs, endowments, capital campaigns, or building funds.
- Make loans, fund political campaigns or activities, award scholarships/tuition reimbursements, provide sponsorships, or buy tickets/tables for special events as part of its grant-making program.

Pre-Application Information:

Submissions of your Letter of Intent to Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation must be completed by November 28th, 2018 for consideration for moving forward into the grant proposal stage and funding for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The submission deadline for RFPs is Wednesday November 28, 2018 by 5:00 pm EST.

October 17 - RFP released
November 28 - Letters of inquiry due
January - Selected organizations will be invited to submit a proposal

February – full proposals due
March/April - Local DC site visits and Israel virtual site visits
June - Announcement of grant awards
July - Grants begin

Information about the “Four Shifts of Social Change”:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an LOI online:

For more information, please contact the Foundation at 301- 348-7376 or Shera Sacks, Grant Coordinator at

Grant Coverage Areas:

Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland;   Virginia;   Washington, DC