The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington has disbursed grants for the 2011-2012 grantmaking cycle, marking its sixth grantmaking year with $100,000 in allocations to nine different organizations, both locally and in Israel, to programs focused on effecting social change for women and girls.
Jewish Women & Girls in the Greater Washington DC Region
“It’s Not Love,” Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) $30,000 – Multi-Year Grant to fund the growth and expansion of JCADA’s teen dating awareness and violence prevention educational program. This is the foundation’s first multi-year grant.
Career Gateway! Employment Training for Older Women, Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) $7,000 – programming, training, mentoring and support for women ages 55 + who are facing the “double whammy” of age and gender discrimination when searching for a job, often for the first time in their adult lives.
Jeremiah Fellowship, Jews United For Justice (JUFJ) $2,000 – Research grant to explore the application of a gender lens component to the Jeremiah Fellowship leadership training program in Washington, D.C.
Israel Based Programs
Economic Development Opportunities for Women in Bat Yam and Holon, Economic Empowerment for Women (EEW) $15,000 – Building assets through small business savings and entrepreneurship training.
Print Journal on Human Trafficking and Prostitution in Israel, Eretz Acheret $5,000 – Production of journal, conferences and advocacy to create change in policy, legislation, and societal outlook towards victims of prostitution and trafficking in Israel.
Women, Age and Employment: Partnership for a Multi-Aged Workforce, Mahut Center $12,000 – Advocacy for enforcement of the Equal Opportunity Laws in Israel, working in coalition with employers, unions and government.
Prenuptial Agreement Education Center, Mavoi Satum $12,000 – Campaign to raise awareness in the Israeli public to the widespread signing of prenups and the option of egalitarian orthodox divorces through private rabbinic courts.
Local Programs — Low-Income Immigrant Women
Domestic Workers’ Diplomatic Immunity Campaign, CASA de Maryland $10,000 – Outreach to and education of domestic workers employed by diplomats as well as embassy employees, media, and other stakeholders to reduce domestic worker abuse.
Entrepreneur Training for Success, Empowered Women International $7,000 – Mentoring to benefit immigrant, refugee, and low-income women in the DC metro area; business, product development, and marketing training to launch and sustain careers and micro-businesses in the arts and cultural industry.