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Hadassah Foundation Grant

Grants to Israel Nonprofits for the Economic
Empowerment of Low-Income Women

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Foundation / Corporation

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Hadassah Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/27/17 11:59 PM (NY EDT) Receipt


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Israel nonprofit organizations for programs to promote the economic self-sufficiency of local women. The Foundation seeks to foster social change and support gender-sensitive activities that assist low-income Israeli women in achieving economic independence.

The Foundation is particularly interested in programs that provide cutting-edge approaches to solve problems that have not been addressed previously.

Areas of interest include:
-Savings, Asset Development, and Pension Planning
-Grassroots Programs that provide resources and training
-Legal and Policy Advocacy Initiatives
-Workplace Discrimination
-Business Development Services that help women who own businesses improve their outreach and marketing
-Leadership development initiatives that increase the number of, and capacity of, women in positions of leadership.

Social Change:

Social change philanthropy focuses on the root causes of problems, working to improve the conditions that lead to inequality. This approach is unlike traditional charity, which often seeks to ameliorate only the symptoms of societal problems—for example, by providing medicine and treatment for the sick, funds for the poor, or shelters for the homeless and battered.

The Hadassah Foundation seeks to promote change by addressing the underlying obstacles that impede the full participation of women and girls in society and by helping women and girls gain the tools they need to help themselves. As part of this mission, the Foundation encourages the active participation of women and girls in the governance of organizations that it supports.

Gender-Sensitive Programs:

Gender-sensitive programs build on the needs, strengths, perspectives, and experiences of women and girls. They recognize that the needs of females may differ from those of males, and pay deliberate attention to gender as an important component of diversity when creating, implementing, and evaluating programs. Gender-sensitive programs demonstrate an understanding of—and ability to meet—girls’ and women’s needs. Gender-sensitive programs can occur in both gender-specific (girls/women only) and coeducational environments.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173514

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation will provide a limited number of grants up to $25,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is January 1 through December 31, 2018.

Multi-year grants are not available. The Foundation does not normally fund an organization for more than three consecutive years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants, or their fiscal sponsors, must have amutah or mossad tziburi status.

Organizations may apply independently or in collaboration.

The Foundation rarely funds entrepreneurship or financial planning programs that take place only in one location, and rarely invests directly in a cooperative or other business. The Foundation does not fund scholarship programs and programs targeting adolescents.

The Hadassah Foundation will NOT fund:
-Capital campaigns
-Partisan political activities
-Direct service (e.g., treatment programs)

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by email no later than 11:59 PM (NY EDT) Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Applicants will be notified by late December 2017.

Contact Information:

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

Hadassah Foundation
40 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

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