Jewish Women's Foundation
Grants Awards and Application Information

Grants Awarded - $119,600

2011
Empower - $12,250
Awarded to Jewish Family Service and the Soref JCC, this grant provided for a  series of workshops to help low-income single mothers learn skills to build personal strengths and overcome challenging circumstances. 

2011
Seasons of Respite - $3,750
Awarded to Chai Lifeline, this grant provided for seminars to help mothers juggle the demands of parenting, working and running a household while caring for a seriously ill child.

2012 & 2013
Bringing Women to the Fore - $10,000

($5,000 plus a $5,000 match from the Jewish Community Foundation)
In partnership with 17 other Jewish Women’s funds, awarded a two-year grant to Itach-Makki, the lead agency of feminist organizations who combat against discrimination of women in Israel.  This grant provided for services that addressed women’s exclusion and discrimination in wages, employment, education and public resources.

2013
Just Us Girls - $3,600
Awarded to Chai Lifeline, this grant provided for a series of workshops to help mothers and daughters who are grappling with a critically ill child or sibling.

2014
Alma Derech Eretz - $15,000
($5,000 plus a $10,000 double match from the Jewish Community Foundation)
Awarded to Alma Derech Eretz, this grant enabled young Jewish women from disadvantaged backgrounds in Israel to experience the personal growth and preparation that will pave the way for meaningful army service and is key to lifetime success in Israeli society.

2014 & 2015
Money Management for Moms - $20,000
Awarded to JAFCO and the Soref JCC, this grant provided for series of workshops to women and girls dealing with basic economic literacy including topics such as budgeting, credit, legal documents, mortgages, and savings. 

2016
Alma Derech Eretz - $30,000
($10,000 plus a $20,000 double match from the Jewish Community Foundation)
Awarded to Alma Derech Eretz, this grant enabled young Jewish women from disadvantaged backgrounds in Israel to experience the personal growth and preparation that will pave the way for meaningful army service and is key to lifetime success in Israeli society. 

2017
Wellness and Retreat for Mom's Raising Children with Special Needs - $15,000
Awarded to JAFCO, the Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Organization, this grant supports and empowers Jewish mothers of children with developmental disabilities through weekly suppport groups, monthly parent education services, social activities, a special wellness retreat, all geared to support women in making positive change for themselves, their children their families and the community as a whole.

2017
Generating Occupational Horizons for Girls at Risk: From Risk to Resilience - $8,000
Awarded to Israel Sci-Tech School in Israel, this grant is geared to girls ages 14-19 who come from high risk situations, including poverty, domestic abuse & violence.  This program will address body image, couples and family communication skills, eating disorders, healthy lifestyle through low cost healthy nutrition, sports, leadership skills, technological and computer training, and much more.

For more information on grants and the grant process, please contact Karen Zemel, Director Jewish Women's Foundation, at 954-252-6978 or kzemel@jewishbroward.org.