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Boston Jewish Community Women’s Fund

Come join a dynamic group of women who pool resources and work together to review and approve grants that help local and Israeli women and girls. Since 2000, we’ve awarded $1.9 million in 123 grants to 57 organizations that address issues impacting women and girls, such as relationship abuse, economic self-sufficiency, leadership development and self esteem, education and empowerment.

What we do

  • Learn about the issues and create new ways to address them
  • Get involved with the organizations we support
  • Collaborate with other groups to create change
  • Connect to each other to create community and celebrate our accomplishments

Request for Proposals - 2012 Grants
We’re now requesting letters of intent for the 2012 grant cycle for programs that benefit women and girls.  Funded projects will address issues including relationship abuse, economic advancement, girls’ healthy development, education, health, advocacy and the arts. Letters of intent are due on Friday, November 4, 2011.
Submission Guidelines

2011 Grant Recipients
This year's 2011 Grants were announced on June 1, 2011.  Grants totaling $272,100 were awarded to eighteen organizations. View list of 2011 grant recipients.
List of grant recipients since 2001

Join us!
The Women’s Fund is an inclusive, diverse group, and we welcome your participation. Members must make a minimum contribution of $10,000 to be paid over five years (women under 35 may join at the $5,000 level). Each member chooses how to participate, but all are encouraged to join in grant making, developing programs, making site visits, attracting new members and building our financial resources.

2011-2012 Leadership
Mady Donoff
Esta Epstein
Carol Targum
Co-chairs, Boston Jewish Community Women’s Fund

For more information about Boston Jewish Community Women’s Fund, please contact Susan at or 617-457-8590.
Julie Jaye and Ellyn Harmon at work on the bench being created for Embracing Waters, a program funded by The Women’s Fund at Mayyim Hayyim in Newton.