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Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County (JWF) Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to
Enhance the Lives of Jewish Women and Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

LOI Date:

09/03/21

Deadline Date:

12/16/21 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Description:

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Grants of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs that enhance the lives of Jewish women and children. Interested applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Programs should seek to elevate the development and empowerment and/or education of Jewish women and children. Programs must also address a genuine need and provide measurable results. The geographic areas JWF serves are South Palm Beach County, Florida; Israel; and other underserved populations overseas.

JWF seeks to provide Jewish women and children, both locally and abroad, with improved opportunities and life choices. JWF is interested in programs that recognize that Jewish women and children have unique needs because of both their gender and their religious and cultural heritage. JWF is committed to improving the overall status of Jewish women and children, and funds projects that promote social change.

Grant Categories (see https://jewishboca.org/departments/foundation/jwf/grant_types/ for more details)

  • Economic Security/Legal Reform for Women and Children: JWF will review programs addressing the economic status and legal advocacy for Jewish women and children locally, nationally, and internationally. Each focus area targets issues of advocacy in their particular area. Programs for consideration may include, but are not limited to:
    • Economic Empowerment
    • Financial Literacy
    • Legal Advocacy
    • Professional Development
    • Business Development
    • Micro-Enterprise
  • Health and Abuse Prevention for Women and Children: JWF will review programs addressing the health and abuse prevention for Jewish women and children locally, nationally and internationally. Programs related to protecting, promoting and educating about health will all be considered on this agenda. Programs for consideration may include, but are not limited to:
    • Domestic Violence
    • Violence Against Women
    • Health Education
    • Screening and Prevention Programs
  • Education/Leadership Development for Women and Children: JWF will review programs addressing educational opportunities and leadership development for Jewish women and children including such skills such as negotiation and self-advocacy. Programs for consideration may include, but are not limited to:
    • Teen Mentoring
    • Leadership Development
    • Advocacy and Negotiation
    • Community Empowerment
    • Service-Learning

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175248

Estimated Size of Grant:

An organization may request a maximum grant amount of $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must have their own 501(c)3 tax status or with a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)3 public charity.

Organizations based in the U.S. are eligible to apply without an invitation.

Domestic organizations (within the United States) have no limit as to the number of Letters of Intent that may be submitted for distinct different programs. International organizations (outside the United States) may submit one Letter of Intent per year.

Special Eligibility Requirements for Israeli Grantees
- JWF evaluates unique Israeli programs and projects specifically designed to encourage and cultivate social change for Jewish women and children.
- JWF considers your organization’s overall support of women and children, as well as the specific program for which you are seeking a grant. This includes the extent to which Jewish women are included among your leadership and in key staff positions.

JWF will not fund political campaigns, make loans, provide sponsorships, buy tickets/tables for special events or pay for ongoing or existing staff and volunteer costs.

Pre-Application Information:

JWF has a four-step application process. All applications are due in the JWF office no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
- Grant Cycle for 2022-2023 grant process opens Wednesday, July 7, 2021
- Deadline to Submit a Letter of Intent – Friday, September 3, 2021
- Notification to submit full Grant Application to specified Organizations – Thursday, October 28, 2021
- Deadline to Submit full Grant Proposal (only if invited to do so by JWF) – Tuesday, December 16, 2021

JWF will make its final grant determinations and grant recipients will receive notification of grant awards by Thursday, March 17, 2022.

The first installment of the funds will be disbursed in September of 2022.

Israeli organizations may submit a Letter of Intent by INVITATION ONLY. Do not submit a Letter of Intent if you have not been specifically invited to do so by JWF. Inquiries from Israeli organizations must contact Stacey Lipton directly at staceyL@bocafed.org.

- Calendar and Guidelines: https://jewishboca.org/departments/foundation/jwf/grant_guidelines/
- Grant Application Tips: https://jewishboca.org/departments/foundation/jwf/grant_tips/

Contact Information:

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

Stacey Lipton
Director, Foundation Leadership Engagement
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
Telephone: 561-852-6027
Email: staceyL@bocafed.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida: South Palm Beach County area;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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