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Jewish Women's Foundation of New Jersey (JWFNJ) Small Grant

Grants to New Jersey Nonprofits for Programs and
Services that Empower Women and Girls

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Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) of Greater MetroWest NJ - Jewish Women's Foundation of New Jersey (JWFNJ)

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Grants of up to $1,000 to New Jersey nonprofit organizations for gender-based initiatives that empower women and girls. Consideration will be given to projects that promote self-esteem, workplace empowerment, financial self-sufficiency, and civic or political engagement. Projects may also address special needs or abuse prevention.

Each fall JWF accepts requests for small grants in support of programs and services in New Jersey that are consistent with the JWF mission.

JWF funds gender-based projects and programs that recognize that women and girls have unique needs and interests and address the following areas:

-Self-esteem: including body image, healthy behaviors, interpersonal relations

-Abuse prevention: including domestic violence, substance and sexual abuse, human trafficking, bullying

-Empowerment in the workplace, educational system and family: including leadership development, improving communications skills, job readiness and search, educational advocacy

-Financial self-sufficiency: including education, workforce development

-Special needs: including those of women veterans

-Civic involvement/political engagement

General Considerations:

-JWF provides grants to local, regional, national, Israeli, and global organizations; they need not be a Jewish organization to receive funds. (Please note that Small Grants are issued under the JWF domestic grants program.)

-JWF funds projects through a gender lens.

-JWF favors projects that address the challenges that women and girls face and promote social change, rather than requests for general support of an overall program budget.

-Projects with an advocacy component are welcome.

-JWF considers an organization’s overall support and inclusion of women and girls, as well as the specific project or program for which they are seeking a grant. This includes the extent to which women and girls are included among your leadership and key staff.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174809

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

Small Grant period runs for one year or as requested by the applicant.

Organizations will be considered for funding on a year-to-year basis. Projects funded in any given year are not guaranteed for renewal, nor are they disqualified from future funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be 501(c)3 organizations or those with a fiscal agent with their own 501(c)3. Legal opinion letters of nonprofit status are not sufficient.

No grants are awarded to individuals.

JWF does not fund political campaigns or organizations such as PACs, capital campaigns, or endowments.

JWF does not make loans or award scholarships/tuition reimbursements, nor does JWF provide sponsorships or buy tickets/tables for special events or international travel.

Pre-Application Information:

JWF values and encourages leveraging other funds, collaborations, or other partnerships.

Applications are due November 15, 2017.

Grant applicants receive notification on or before January 31 of any given year.

More information about grant priorities and eligibility may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Application Access Code: JWFSG

Susan Friedman
(973) 929-3005

Jewish Women's Foundation of New Jersey
901 Route 10
Whippany, NJ 07891

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey