The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWF) transforms the lives of individual women and girls through hands-on philanthropy and collective grant making. Through our giving, we invite women to be agents for change and to positively impact the lives of women and girls in New Jersey and beyond.
Since 2012, JWF grants and special initiatives have raised awareness of pressing issues and made a sustainable difference in women’s and girl’s lives at all levels:
Local: Shelter for Sarah & Friends, Grieving the Loss of a Child Support Group, Tween/Teen Suicide Prevention, Project Rainbow, EmpowHERment - a Brighter Future is Within Reach, Special Needs Mom's Support Group, Women's Connections Counseling Groups
Israel: Victim or Victimizer: Helping Battered Women, LOTEM: Mother Nature, Women's Economic Empowerment Project, Women's Israel Mission/Jewish Women's Renaissance Project (JWRP), Teen Girls Empowerment Program, At-Risk to At-Chance Program, Safe House Economic Empowerment for Mothers
Our vision is for Jewish women philanthropists in South Jersey to pool their resources and raise awareness on issues often unmet in the Jewish community.
awarded by JWFNJ members
Presented this past year through 109 grants to 55 organizations
The Jewish Women's Foundation (JWF) funds organizations that address issues through a gender and Jewish lens. We are interested in projects that recognize Jewish women and girls as having unique needs due to both their gender and their religious and cultural heritage.
JWF strives to bring positive change to the lives of Jewish women and girls in South Jersey and around the world with funding for programs in education, self-esteem and empowerment, health, leadership, and Jewish identity.
Leadership training for women
Shabbat boxes for families in need
Personal safety and well-being classes for women with special needs
Assistance and support services for victims of domestic violence
Women's counseling services on college campuses
Sexual abuse awareness videos
Economic empowerment tools for young women at risk
Respite care for female caregivers
STEM programs for girls at Jewish day schools
Assistance and support services for single mothers
JWF is a committee of the Funds Development Board of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and is partnering in this effort with the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. (JCF).
JWF seeks to engage in strategic grant making to fund programs that will aim to bring positive change to the lives of Jewish women and girls in Southern New Jersey and around the world.
JWF members include women of all ages and with varied backgrounds and experience who all share a strong desire to expand and improve the lives of women and girls through strategic grant making. Membership dues create a funding pool from which innovative and evidence-based grants are made to qualified non-profit organizations each year.
Make a minimum annual commitment of $5,000 or more to the Jewish Federation's JFund (this can be an individual gift at the Lion of Judah level* or a household gift at the Major Gifts level or a corporate gift)
Make an additional commitment of $500 or more to JWF (paid in full by December 31)
Are current in their financial obligations to the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey
To become a member, contact Martha Karasick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856.751.9500 x1291.
Joyce Lynn Branfman
Janine M. Sobel, M.D.
JWF is a committee of the Funds Development Board of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, in partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. (JCF).
For more information or to become a member, contact Martha Karasick, Director of Philanthropy, at email@example.com or 856.751.9500 x1291.