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Small Grants Program

Grants to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Nonprofits to Benefit Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Jewish Women's Foundation (JWF) of Greater Pittsburgh

Deadline Date:

09/07/18 Midnight


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that positively impact the lives of women and girls in the Jewish and general communities. Funding is intended to support both innovative approaches and existing programs that facilitate or sustain social change.

For its Small Grants program, JWF is interested in funding initiatives that address the unique needs of women and girls through a “social change” lens. Proposals will be evaluated on their significance, innovation and methodology.

The JWF is seeking to:

- Create innovative ways to support women and girls by funding programs that address their unique needs;
- Identify, implement and evaluate new strategies that address issues relevant to women and girls; and,
- Fund proposals that work to create or help sustain social change.

The JWF supports organizations that improve the lives of women and girls, with a focus on social change, and funds projects that are catalysts for creating innovative initiatives that support their unique needs. At least 50% of JWF funds each year are invested into the Jewish community.

JWF encourages new and innovative initiatives, but will consider funding existing projects that address the Foundation's mission and focus.

Evaluation Criteria:

JWF is seeking proposals that make significant impact and “move the needle” on important issues that impact women and girls. Evaluation criteria for the proposals will include, but are not be limited to, the following: (Note: JWF expects that not all applications will fulfill all criteria.)

- Significance – When the project is completed, how will it contribute to positive social change for women and girls?
- Innovation – To what extent does the project address new and/or innovative approaches to improving the lives of women and girls?
- Methodology – Are the plans to implement the project and evaluate outcomes clear and appropriate?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175187

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests for 2018 should not exceed $10,000. Grants average $7,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

JWF funds only organizations with their own 501(c)(3) tax status or with a fiscal agent who is a 501(c)(3). Projects to be considered are for Allegheny County, PA only.

JWF does not fund scholarships, political campaigns, capital campaigns or endowments.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for all proposal submissions: Friday, September 7, 2018, midnight.

Organizations are encouraged to contact Judy Greenwald Cohen to discuss proposal ideas.

Proposal submission must be made by email. The Foundation will send an acknowledgement upon receipt of the proposal.

Each organization submitting a grant application will be notified in writing of the JWF’s decision no later than November 30, 2018.

Organizations will be considered for funding on a year-to-year basis. Previous funding will not guarantee continued funding or preclude future funding.

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Contact Information:

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

For questions and application submission:

Judy Greenwald Cohen
Executive Director

Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh
1620 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-727-1108 (phone)
412-421-1121 (fax)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Allegheny County