The Jewish Women’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from local agencies and organizations based in the South Palm Beach County area. Grants will be offered to qualified organizations and agencies for specific programs to provide Jewish women and children, both locally and abroad, with improved opportunities and life choices.
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Also referred to as “JWF,” the Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County was created to empower women donors to be leaders, decision-makers, and agents for change. Programs that recognize that Jewish women and children have unique needs because of both their gender and their religious and cultural heritage.
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JWF is committed to improving the overall status of Jewish women and children, and funds the projects that promote social change by addressing at least one of the indicators described below:
Attempting to shift the following areas:
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- Definitions and reframing of issues: An issue is defined differently in the community or larger society as a result of your work.
- Individual and community behavior: People are behaving differently in the community or larger society as a result of your work.
- Critical mass and engagement: People in the community or larger society are more engaged as a result of your work.
- 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.
- Economic Security/Legal Reform for Women and Children
- Health and Abuse Prevention for Women and Children
- Education/Leadership Development for Women and Children
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- Grants programs should seek to elevate the development and empowerment and/or education of Jewish women and children.
- Programs must also address a genuine need and provide measurable results.
- The geographic areas they serve are South Palm Beach County, Florida, Israel, and other underserved populations overseas.
- Organizations must have their own 501(c)3 tax status or with a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)3 public charity.
- JWF will not fund political campaigns, make loans, provide sponsorships, buy tickets/tables for special events or pay for ongoing or existing staff and volunteer costs.
- An organization may apply for funding for only one program per year, requesting a maximum grant amount of $20,000.
- Grant dollars must be used within the period for which they have been required, or they must be returned within that period. JWF appreciates that organizations have an open book policy with us to discuss issues on a case by case basis.
Eligibility and Restrictions
- They fund only organizations with their own status as a 501(c)3 public charity or with a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)3 public charity.
- They do not fund political campaigns or organizations such as PACS.
- They do not make loans, award scholarships/tuition reimbursements, nor do they provide sponsorships or buy tickets/tables for special events.
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To apply for funding, please submit a grant application form including the following items:
- Copy of IRS 501(c)(3) letter or with a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)3 public charity (if you are not a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of SPBC).
- A list of your organization’s Board of Directors and mission statement.
- JWF program budget form and budget notes.
- Most recent audit.
- Organizational brochures, newsletters, and other promotional materials (electronically in separate attachment).
- Links to videos highlighting your organization, specifically the program for which you are applying for funding, if possible.
For more information, visit https://jewishboca.org/departments/foundation/jwf/grant_guidelines/
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