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2016 Grants

(by primary theme)

Free Women from Violence and Abuse = $109,600

Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (local) – $14,600

The “Voicing the Unspoken: Addressing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the Asian/Pacific Islander Community” program addresses domestic violence and sexual assault in the metropolitan DC area’s Asian/Pacific Islander (A/PI) community by leveraging culturally and linguistically accessible outreach strategies. First year grantee.

Haifa Rape Crisis Center (Israel) – $10,000

You’re Not One of Them – Preventing Sexual Violence Campaign. This public campaign encourages youth to take an active part in addressing, condemning and raising awareness for sexual violence and in eliminating it. The campaign targets teenagers and adolescents in schools as well as other educational and social frameworks in the northern periphery of Israel, and the on-line social networks to explain: “What is consent?” Grantee for two years.

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (local) – $50,000*

The AWARE program teaches young people to recognize and avoid unhealthy relationships. This grant includes two year funding of $30,000 per year to launch AWARE Training Modules for educators and other professionals and a one-time grant of $20,000 to enter into a strategic communications planning effort for AWARE.  AWARE uses interactive models to create an open environment for discussion while teaching young people, parents and educators the signs of unhealthy relationships and the tools to help themselves or friends. Grantee for nine years.

Tahel Crisis Center for Religious Women and Children (Israel) – $15,000

Educating and Empowering Women Religious Community Leaders in Zefat educates and empowers Orthodox women community leaders, who are trained in the areas of domestic violence and sexual abuse of women and children, and encourages them to implement Tahel’s safety policies and prevention workshops and programs in schools and synagogues. This program aims to increase the willingness of abused women to seek help and counters the tendency for secrecy and covering up in the ultra-Orthodox community. First year grantee.

Tahirih Justice Center (local) – $20,000*

This two-year grant supports the Justice for Immigrant Women and Girls Demanding Freedom from Violence program to provide access to justice for low-income female asylum-seekers fleeing gender-based violence. Attorneys represent women and girls in order to win groundbreaking and precedent-setting cases with far reaching long-term impact. They leverage individual legal cases to build a body of law to protect countless women, build community capacity by providing training and technical assistance, and advocate to promote systemic change. Grantee for four years.

Increase Women’s Voice through Leadership and Advocacy = $54,000

Adva Center (Israel) – $15,000*

This two-year grant for the Regional Women Leadership Project is designed to increase Jewish and Arab women’s representation in local government in the northern and central regions of Israel. The project provides dozens of women project participants with the tools, training and support needed to advance structural changes in infrastructure, and accessibility to services, in their localities. Grantee for six years.

Anu – Making Change (Israel) – $12,000

The Women’s Media Center (of Israel) increases women’s voices in media, closes gender gaps, and promotes equality and diversity in the media.  The program targets the media industry due to its power and influence on public opinion and policy through the monitoring of all media outlets (print, digital, and electronic), and builds capacity for women to enter and rise professionally in the media, ultimately influencing decision makers and public policy. Funding also supports collaboration with the National Kids Network in order to build concrete steps towards raising awareness for gender equality starting from a young age.Grantee for two years.

Center for Advancement of Women in Public Sphere (Israel) – $12,000

The Gender Index, created in 2012, provides a comprehensive analysis of gender inequality in Israel, with indicators defined by women themselves. The Gender Index challenges existing practices of policymaking, legislation and budgeting based on the gender mainstreaming of data and strengthens advocacy efforts of civil society organizations. It targets policy makers, government officials, planners, and decision makers.  First year grantee.

Jews United for Justice (local) – $15,000

This grant provides general operational support funding for civic engagement by women on issues affecting local/regional women, including paid family leave. By activating women as civic leaders, and specifically training and supporting women’s leadership, JUFJ expands the traditional understanding of “women’s issues”, while winning concrete changes that benefit everyone. Grantee for four years (not consecutive).

Improve Economic Status For Women and Their Families = $27,000

Crittenton Services (local) – $15,000*

This two-year grant provides funding for SNEAKERS Montgomery County, a school‐based, positive youth development program that promotes changes in the attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors of Montgomery County teen girls from low‐income, largely immigrant families that will ultimately empower and enable these girls to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.  Grantee for three years.

Israel Women’s Network (Israel) – $12,000

This program called Mind the Gap aims to reduce and eventually eliminate Israel’s prevalent gendered pay gap by tackling its root causes and working strategically on three levels: with the government towards policy change, with companies and employers to increase transparency and fair employment standards, and by influencing public opinion and policy shapers to create a wide public base of support for the necessary changes. Grantee for three years. Liaison: Meryl Rosenberg

Strengthen Jewish Identity and Improve Self Image Through Jewish Practice = $5,000

At the Well (local) – $5,000

At The Well is a program to support Jewish women in their 20-30’s in re-inventing the ancient ritual of monthly gatherings on the new moon known as Rosh Chodesh (Well Circles). The purpose of this grant is to organize Washington D.C. as a hub. First year grantee.

Promote Peace by Building Relationships Among Women from Diverse Communities and Backgrounds = $12,000

Together Beyond Words (Israel) – $12,000

Together Beyond Words uses a theatre ensemble to enable Israeli Arab and Jewish women to work as change agents for peace. Funding of the program From Stage to Change supports a collaboration with Haifa University to create a pilot empowerment and leadership program for over 300 primary Israeli Arab and Jewish women beneficiaries. The program has three stages: the course, the practicum and events and the conference. Grantee for two years.

*2-year grant

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