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Description

The Women of Vision Foundation impacts the lives of Jewish women and girls across generations and geographic boundaries through strategic grant making, advocacy, and educational programs leading to social justice and social change. The foundation is now accepting letters of intent (LOI) for 2018-2019.

Two-year grants in Greater Philadelphia, and one-year grants in Israel will be awarded to programs that bring about social change and/or social justice primarily for Jewish women and/or girls living in the Greater Philadelphia area, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, and in Israel.

The foundation is interested in programs that define or reframe an issue, change people’s behaviors, increase engagement, change policies or status or maintain past gains. Organizations that can clearly define and illustrate how their program influences and brings about social change and social justice are strongly encouraged.

Strategic Funding Areas

Health and Safety

Recognizing the physical and mental health of women and girls as a human right and requirement to obtain full economic, religious, social and political achievement. Examples include but are not limited to:

domestic violence/victimization

gun violence

sex trafficking

health & wellness

Empowerment

Encouraging new and existing leaders among women and girls in ways that help them use their power and skills to affect social change, strengthen the Jewish community, gain personal empowerment and support aspiring female leaders. Examples include but are not limited to:

self-image

education or life skills

leadership development

Economic Security

Increasing economic justice, financial stability and self-sufficiency for women and creating more fair and equal workplaces. Examples include but are not limited to:

economic empowerment

professional development

self-sufficiency

legal reform

Eligibility

New and existing programs are eligible for consideration.

Programs must be focused primarily on Jewish women and/or girls.

The grant term for Greater Philadelphia grants is September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020. The grant term for Israel grants is September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.

Greater Philadelphia Area

Organization must have its own IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation.

Applicants are eligible for grants between $5,000 and $35,000 per year, but consideration will be given to larger requests.

Programs must focus on one of the following target areas: health & safety, empowerment, or economic security among women and/or girls primarily in the Jewish community.

Israel

Letters of intent will only be accepted from organizations who are invited to apply for funding.

Organizations must be a registered Amuta with Rasham Ha’amutot and maintain its Malkar status.

Applicants are eligible for grants between $5,000 and $18,000.

Programs will only be considered if the program focuses on health and safety.

Process

All letters of intent are due October 27, 2017 to grants@jewishphilly.org.

All applicants will be contacted no later than January 8, 2018 regarding the status of their letter of intent. If asked to submit a full proposal, additional information will be provided.

Grant seekers must contact Iris Leon, Manager of Women of Vision at ileon@jewishphilly.org for information and to receive required forms.