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Women of Vision Grants

Grants to Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania and Israel
Nonprofits to Empower Jewish Women and Girls

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Women of Vision Foundation at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

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Deadline Date:

03/20/16 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 to Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania and Israel nonprofit organizations for programs that bring social change or social justice primarily for Jewish women and girls. LOIs are due by December 5, and applicants are strongly encouraged to contact program staff prior to beginning the application process.

Eligible areas in Pennsylvania include Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.

Proposals are considered from throughout Israel. Israeli grants will only be considered if the program is focused on economic security.

The foundation is open to funding new or existing programs in the areas of economic security, empowerment, and health and safety:

1) Health and Safety - Recognizing the physical and mental health of women and girls as a human right and requirement to obtain full economic, religious, social and political achievement. Examples include but are not limited to: domestic violence and victimization, gun violence, sex trafficking, health, and wellness.

2) Empowerment - Encouraging new and existing leaders among women and girls in ways that help them use their power and skills to effect social change, strengthen the Jewish community, gain personal empowerment and support aspiring female leaders. Examples include but are not limited to: self-image education and life skills leadership development.

3) Economic Security - Increasing economic justice, financial stability and self-sufficiency for women and creating more fair and equal workplaces. Examples include but are not limited to: economic empowerment professional development self sufficiency legal reform.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164278

Estimated Size of Grant:

Philadelphia Area: Generally $5,000 - $35,000 (requests may be outside of this range).

Israel: $5,000 - $18,000.

Term of Contract:

Funded projects are expected to operate from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017.

Projects will be considered for single-year funding on a year-to-year basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Philadelphia regional organizations must have its own IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation.

Israeli organizations must be classified as“MALKAR”, not-for-profit in Israel.

The project must be directed towards primarily Jewish women and girls in the community, but will not exclude programs that include women of other faiths or men and boys.

Grants will not be awarded for scholarships, equipment, capital campaigns or political activities. The Foundation generally does not make grants for general agency operating support.

Pre-Application Information:

-Deadline for Letters of Intent: 5:00 PM on December 5, 2015
-Notification to all Applicants: by February 13, 2016
-Deadline for Full Grant Applications: 5:00 PM on March 20, 2016
-Interviews with finalists: April thru May, 2016
-Grant Awards Announced: by mid-June, 2016

Grant seekers are encouraged to contact Susan Lundy, Senior Endowment Officer at or 215-832-0849 to discuss requests prior to submitting Letters of Intent.

Philadelphia region organizations may submit an LOI here:

Israel organizations may submit an LOI here:

Contact Information:

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

Susan Lundy, Senior Endowment Officer

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Geographic Focus:

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