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 seven years, we’ve funded more than 25 organizations, locally and in Israel, making over $500,000 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
Women empowering women has been a proven strategy for achieving sustained economic security and well-being for women and girls, and communities in which they live.