Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for social change initiatives that benefit Jewish women and girls. Funding is intended to support general operations as well as specific projects. Eligible focus areas include, but are not limited to economic empowerment, leadership development, gender-based violence prevention, reproductive justice, social justice and legal advocacy, mental health and the superwoman complex, and mentoring. Projects/organizations should either be taking place in the Metro Atlanta area or be national in scope.
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta Core Values:
The Fund values repairing the world by supporting organizations and programs which promote social change for women and girls in the Jewish community.
The Fund strives to achieve Maimonides’ highest level of tzedakah: helping someone help herself.
The Fund places a priority on grants that hold the promise of long-term, transformational community impact.
The Fund aims to be an educational vehicle for Jewish women in philanthropy and to advocate for the overall needs of Jewish women and girls.
The Fund values inclusion and active participation on the part of its Trustees and will strive for respect and consensus.
The Fund values collaboration with those who share its goals and will seek partnerships and encourage coalitions.
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta seeks grantee partners who achieve social change through a gender lens by:
Creating long-term changes in the lives of self-identifying 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 self-identifying Jewish women and girls
Specifically focusing on the unique experiences of self-identifying women and girls during the program design phase
Grants are made only to tax-exempt organizations that qualify under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
After five 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 or general operating support, provided it meets JWFA’s mission, core values, and grant guidelines.
Grants are not made to individuals.
Step 1 – Letters of Inquiry
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta accepts Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from tax-exempt organizations that qualify under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants are not made to individuals. For the 2024 grant cycle, there are three different categories of grants available. Please read carefully, as this is different from guidelines from past years.
1. Domestic Proposals:
Projects taking place within the United States seeking grant funding must submit an LOI by January 5, 2024 at 3 pm EST. Please note: U.S.-based organizations seeking funding for a project that takes place overseas will be considered international organizations. JWFA accepts funding requests for general operating support or for funding restricted to a particular project. Projects/organizations should either be taking place in the Metro Atlanta area or be national in scope. JWFA does not fund projects that specifically serve other cities.
2. Women’s Leadership Grants:
New this year, JWFA is offering a limited number of Women’s Leadership grants to self-identifying Jewish women in Atlanta who work in senior level positions in Atlanta-based nonprofit organizations within the Jewish community. (Local or regional offices of national organizations do not qualify.) These grants must be used for professional development purposes, such as coaching, workshops, or courses, and will be granted to the organization on behalf of the leader herself. Funds must be used within the 2023 grant year (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024). Recipients of 2023 Women’s Leadership Grants may not apply again in 2024. Applications for this grant opportunity will be available in early 2024 and will be posted on the website in a separate RFP.
3. Renewals for Current (2023) JWFA Grantee Partners: JWFA 2023 Grantee Partners do not need to submit an LOI, provided they are requesting funding for the same program in 2023. Those Grantee Partners who have already been contacted regarding FY24 Sustaining Grants do not need to submit a renewal proposal and are not eligible for funding for a new project.
LOIs are due by January 5, 2024. Please note that all communication about the grant process will occur via email; please notify JWFA about any email changes that may occur so they can properly contact you.
Step 2 – Full Grant Proposals
Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta will review all Letters of Inquiry by late January 2024, after which time you will be notified as to whether or not you will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Step 3 – Interviews and Final Decisions
JWFA may request a site visit or interview prior to making final determinations regarding grant allocations. Interviews will be conducted in mid-to-late spring. Final decisions will be made in May 2024. Grantees will then be required to adhere to reporting and oversight guidelines; details to follow.