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Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta (JWFA) Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Social Change
Initiatives that Benefit Jewish Women and Girls

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Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta - Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta (JWFA)

Deadline Date:

12/31/17 12:00 PM ET


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for social change initiatives to benefit Jewish women and girls. Funding is intended for programs that address issues in the following impact areas: leadership and education, economic empowerment, and legal advocacy/social justice.

Organizations may request specific program support or general operating support. JWFA seeks to fund projects that place emphasis on sustainability, leveraged funding, and partnerships.

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta is committed to expanding opportunities and promoting social change for Jewish women and girls. This means the focus is on initiatives that address the underlying factors contributing to the challenges faced by Jewish girls and women.

Social change is a systemic approach seeking to alter cultural or social patterns. Social change for Jewish women and girls seeks to address the inequity and disparity within the community that works against women’s empowerment, self-determination, economic empowerment, and gender equity. For example, social change programming approaches an issue such as the elimination of domestic violence in the Jewish community from a place of prevention, rather than funding direct services meeting the needs of victims who have already suffered abuse.

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta seeks grantee partners who achieve social change by:
- Creating long-term changes in the lives of Jewish women and girls and their communities
- Addressing underlying causes of inequity, suffering, and disenfranchisement
- Identifying and testing innovative programming solutions
- Facilitating leadership development as well as the self-empowerment efforts of Jewish women and girls

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176953

Estimated Size of Grant:

JWFA’s average grant award is $9,400.

Term of Contract:

JWFA will consider proposals to incubate Atlanta-based pilot programs for a 2-year grant. All other programs will be considered for 1-year grant terms.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 or for scholarships.

Pre-Application Information:

LOIs are due by December 31, 2017.

Applicants are invited to contact Rachel Wasserman, Executive Director to set up a time to discuss your program or idea.

For Domestic Organizations: Domestic organizations seeking grant funding must submit an LOI by December 31, 2017. Please note: U.S.-based organizations seeking funding for a project that takes place overseas will be considered international organizations.

For International Organizations: International organizations, including Israeli programs, may submit an LOI by invitation only. Invitations will be issued by mid-November. Receipt of this RFP does not constitute an invitation.

For Current JWFA Grantee Partners: JWFA 2017 Grantee Partners do not need to submit an LOI, provided they are requesting funding for the same program in 2018.

Please note: after three years of consecutive funding from JWFA, a program must take a year off before applying again. In such instances, organizations may apply for a different program and should submit an LOI by December 31, 2017.

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta will review all Letters of Inquiry by late January 2018, after which time you will be notified as to whether or not you will be invited to submit a full proposal.

If invited, full applications are due February 28, 2017 at noon Eastern Time.

Interviews and site visits may be conducted in April 2017. Final decisions will be made in May 2018.

Contact Information:

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

LOIs must be submitted to

Rachel Wasserman, Executive Director

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
1440 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

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