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Jewish Women's Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF) Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Social Change Projects that
Promote Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

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Foundation / Corporation

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Jewish Women's Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF)

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Deadline Date:

10/20/17 4:00 PM EDT


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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 per year to USA nonprofits for social change initiatives that address gender inequality and empower women and girls. LOIs are due July 10, 2017. Priority will be given to projects that bring benefit to Jewish women and girls, but funding is not limited to Jewish organizations. Funding is intended for the focus areas of women's leadership, health and safety, and economic empowerment. Within these focus areas, the Foundation is looking for programs that emphasize innovation, social entrepreneurship, and gender equality.

Programs should address the Foundation's vision to promote economic, religious, social, and political equality for women and girls locally in Israel and around the world.

All proposals will be considered through the prism of a “gender lens.” Using a gender lens means understanding the unique challenges women and girls face pursuing equality and the ways in which systems, institutions, and policies must change to advance women’s equality.

In evaluating requests, the Foundation looks for the following social change indicators:

- Shift in Definition – The issue is defined differently in the community or larger society.
- Shift in Behavior – People are behaving differently in the community or larger society.
- Shift in Engagement – People in the community or larger society are more engaged.
- Shift in Policy – An institutional, organizational, or legislative policy or practice has changed.
- Maintaining Past Gains – Past gains have been maintained, generally in the face of opposition.
- Building Sustainable Institutions – Catalyzing and sustaining social change by strengthening institutions that stand for and work for such changes.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149534

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each grant will be at least $10,000 with a maximum allocation of $25,000 per grant. An exception can be made if the grant is multi-year, in which case the allocation may be up to $25,000 annually.

Term of Contract:

JWF only allocates multi-year grants, with the second or third years contingent upon grantee partners’ attainment of pre-determined benchmarks.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations that have IRS 501(c)3 tax designations or fiscal agents with IRS 501(c)3 tax designations are eligible to apply. JWF’s priority is to benefit Jewish women and girls, but funding is not limited to Jewish organizations.

JWF does not fund direct service.

JWF will not grant scholarships or make allocations to individuals.

JWF will not allocate grants for event sponsorships.

Pre-Application Information:

2017-2018 Grant Cycle Timeline

- Friday, June 9: Request for LOIs
- Monday, July 10: LOIs due by 5:00 PM (EDT)
- Monday, August 21: Notification to applicants inviting/declining full proposal
- Friday, October 20: All proposals due by 4:00 PM (EDT)
- Thursday, March 1: Grant awards announced

Please note: Proposals for grants in Israel will be accepted by invitation only. At this time, the Foundation is not extending any additional invitations to Israeli organizations for the next grant cycle.

Contact Information:

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

Jennifer Kryshka, Director of Grants & Programs
Phone: (561) 275-2194

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming