Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of Metropolitan Detroit Grants

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits to Promote
Social Equity for Jewish Women and Girls

GrantWatch ID#: 177190
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit (JWF)


04/05/17 12:00 PM

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations for programs, projects, and initiatives that benefit Jewish women, girls, and their families. LOIs are due by February 2. Projects should address the challenges facing Jewish women and support social change. Preference is given to projects that have an advocacy component that benefits the community. Collaborative projects are encouraged.

In addition to the Single Year Grants of up to $20,000, applications may be considered for the following:

1) Challenge Grant

Applicants may also submit a Letter of Intent for a single year Challenge Grant for any project. The maximum amount of the Challenge Grant award is $20,000.

The Challenge Grant will match new funds raised by the Grantee during the grant period that are specifically earmarked for the Challenge Grant project. Challenge Grant disbursements will be made semi-annually during the grant period, as the Grantee raises and earmarks dollars. Disbursements are contingent on documentation verifying new dollars raised during the grant period that are earmarked for the Challenge Grant project.

2) The Alfred and Sandra Sherman JWF Women’s Health Grant

In 2017, the Foundation will award up to one grant for a women’s health lecture or women’s health project in an amount up to $10,000. The regular 2017 Letter of Intent and Final Grant Application Instructions and Timeline for grants apply.

The Foundation will award up to 1 Alfred and Sandra Sherman JWF Women’s Health Grant in 2017.

-Single-Year Grant: Up to $20,000
-Challenge Grant: Up to $20,000
-Alfred and Sandra Sherman JWF Women’s Health Grant: Up to $10,000

The grant period for all 2017 Single-Year Grants is July, 2017 through September, 2018.

Multi-Year Grants will not be offered in 2017.

Organization must have their own IRS 501(c)(3) designations or use a fiscal agent with IRS 501(c)(3) designation.

The Foundation will consider the extent to which Jewish women and girls hold leadership, board and advisory committee, policy making and key staff positions in the requesting organization.

Not Funded:
-Individuals, individual loans, individual scholarships, and award tuition reimbursements;
-Political campaigns, political organizations, or PAC’s.
-Tickets/tables for special events
-Capital campaigns


Grant applicants requesting a Continuation Funding Grant with no Challenge component for a specific project that has received at least two previous Continuation Funding Grants from the JWF, may be required by the JWF to apply for a Challenge Grant. Grant applicants will be notified of this requirement following the Letter of Intent phase of the application process.

The Challenge Grant will not exceed a “dollar for dollar” match (100%).

The JWF only accepts Letters of Intent outlining fully planned projects. Please take the time to review the JWF Guidelines thoroughly to determine if your organization, program, project or initiative meets the JWF’s criteria.

Applicants are encouraged to call or email staff to discuss the appropriateness of requests prior to submitting Letters of Intent.

-Deadline for Letters of Intent: 12:00 noon, Wednesday, February 1, 2017
-Notification to all Applicants: By March 15, 2017
-Deadline for Final Grant Applications: 12:00 noon, Wednesday, April 5, 2017
-Site Visits for Final Applicants: Throughout May 2017
-Grant Awards Announced by: June 30, 2017

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

Susan Cassels Kamin, Director
P: (248) 203-1524
F: (248) 645-7843

Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit
6735 Telegraph Road
P.O. Box 2030
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-2030

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