We Are Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta promotes social change and creates positive opportunities for Jewish women and girls. Through our work, we support, elevate, and advance women. We are a force for change, addressing gender inequality in the Jewish community. We harness the power of philanthropy, collective wisdom, and women’s voices to fight against economic injustice, violence against women, and gender-based harassment and assault in workplaces. By working with grantee partners, we are able to move the needle and take steps toward greater equality.
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta utilizes strategic grant-making to promote social change in the lives of Jewish women and girls living in Atlanta, Israel, and around the world. Each year, JWFA accepts proposals from potential Grantee Partners and makes allocations according to a group decision-making process.
JWFA allocates grants through a giving circle model, where women have the unique opportunity to become empowered and informed Jewish philanthropists and leaders by taking an active hands-on approach to grant-making. Collaboration is facilitated by a “one woman, one vote” framework where Trustees work together to fund the strongest opportunities for meaningful and sustainable social change for women and girls.
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta education and advocacy efforts broaden the scope of our work and complement our grant-making by bringing current and relevant programming to the larger Atlanta Jewish community. By using a Jewish and gender lens to delve into topics such as addiction, poverty, and financial literacy, JWFA elevates Jewish women’s and girls’ issues to the forefront of the larger community’s conversation.