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Click here for our 2022 Request for Proposals. *Please note: we will not be accepting new funding requests from Israel or overseas.*
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta promotes social change and creates positive opportunities for Jewish women and girls. In our first 9 years, we have granted over $1.6 million to organizations and programs that address violence prevention, economic empowerment, education and leadership, and social justice within the Jewish community and through a gender lens.
Organizations We Fund
We accept grant proposals from programs and organizations which create social change for Jewish women and girls, domestically and internationally. Organizations may request specific program support or general operating support. JWFA seeks to fund projects that place an emphasis on sustainability, leveraged funding, and partnerships.
For the 2022 funding year, we will not be accepting funding requests from international projects (including Israel), unless they are current JWFA grantee partners.
Grants are made only to tax-exempt organizations that qualify under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants are not made to individuals. JWFA is unable to support all eligible projects. Please take the time to review the guidelines thoroughly to determine if your organization, program, initiative, or project meets our criteria.
Grant Guidelines and Considerations
- JWFA funds with a “Jewish lens” and a “gender lens.” We are interested in projects which recognize that Jewish women and girls have unique needs because of their gender and their religious and cultural heritage. JWFA is committed to improving the overall status of Jewish women and girls and funds projects that promote social change by addressing at least one of the indicators described below:
- Shifting definitions and reframing issues : An issue is defined differently in the community or larger society as a result of your work.
- Shifting individual and community behavior: People are behaving differently in the community or larger society as a result of your work.
- Shifting critical mass and engagement: People in the community or larger society are more engaged as a result of your work.
- Shifting institutions, systems, and policies: An institutional, organizational, or legislative policy or practice has changed as a result of your work.
- Maintaining earlier progress: As a result of your work, past gains have been maintained, generally in the face of opposition.
- JWFA considers your organization’s overall support of Jewish women and girls, as well as the specific project or program for which you are seeking a Jewish grant. This includes the extent to which Jewish women and girls are included among your leadership and in key staff positions.
- In order to promote sustainability, after three years of consecutive funding from JWFA, projects will be required to take one year off before re-applying for funding. This does not preclude the organization from applying for funding for a different project, provided it meets the JWFA mission, core values, and grant guidelines.
|2022 Grant Cycle Timeline|
|Summer 2021||JWFA will issue Request for Proposals.|
|December 31, 2021||Letters of Inquiry are due.|
|February 2022||Selected organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal.|
|February 28, 2022||All proposals due by noon (Eastern Time).|
|May 2022||Site visits/interviews will be conducted with finalists.|
|Mid-May 2022||Grant awards announced.|
|*Please note: Specific grant guidelines and deadlines will vary from year to year. Please review the most recent Request for Proposals for full details.|