What We Do
The Foundation is governed by our members. We design and implement the grantmaking program and manage the Foundation’s budget. The Foundation makes grants once a year. Nonprofit organizations submit a grant request in the fall. Members review these letters and invite those nonprofits whose project closely aligns to our mission to submit a full proposal. The members review the proposals, visit the nonprofits, and together vote for the organizations the Foundation will fund.
What We Fund
We began awarding grants in 2006. Over the last nine years, we’ve funded more than 42 organizations, locally and in Israel, making over $1 million in grants. Our areas of funding are:
- Jewish women and girls in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
- Women and girls in Israel
- Low-income, immigrant women in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
TOWF’s Catalyst Committee aims to further the Foundation’s role as a convener in the community around important issues affecting women and girls. Currently we are focusing communal attention on advancing Jewish professional women by identifying, quantifying, and responding to the absence in Jewish institutions of consistent policies that enable employees to balance work and life responsibilities. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the Catalyst Committee.