Apply for a Grant

The Miriam Fund (TMF) looks for innovative projects that deliver measurable and sustainable outcomes for the advancement of women and/or girls in Massachusetts’ secular or Jewish communities as well as in Israel (with a focus on the greater Haifa community), and address one or more of the following areas:

  • Education
  • Economic empowerment
  • Health
  • Legal rights
  • Personal safety


TMF welcomes applications for new and ongoing results-oriented projects that can demonstrate a measurable and sustainable impact. TMF makes one-year grants up to a maximum of $25,000. Following a first-year grant, an organization may be considered for renewal for up to two additional consecutive years. Projects are funded for the fiscal year from July 1 to June 30. TMF does not support capital projects, scholarships, or make grants to individuals.

How to Apply

Our letters of intent (LOIs) stage for the 2022-23 grant cycle is now closed. Organizations will be notified whether they will be asked to submit a full proposal by November 23, 2021.

If you are interested in submitting an LOI for the 2023-24 grant cycle, please sign up here to be notified when the process opens in the fall of 2022.

View our comprehensive grants timeline.
 

Grantee and Applicant FAQs


What are TMF’s general grant guidelines?

  • Organizations/programs must support interests of women and girls
  • Grants can be provided up to $25,000
  • Organizations may continue to apply and be awarded funding for up to three consecutive years for the same program
  • Organizations typically apply for project-specific grants. However, organizations that both exclusively serve women and/or girls AND have an annual budget under $1.5 million may apply for general operating grants.
  • Grantees must complete mid-year and end-of-year evaluations


Are TMF grants limited to organizations providing services for women and girls only?
TMF was founded with the goal of advancing the lives and opportunities of self-identifying women and girls, and we use a gender lens in our grant-making decisions.

Does TMF fund any special initiatives?
Yes. The Gitta and Saul Kurlat Fund for STEM Education was established in honor of one of our earliest members, Gitta Kurlat. Gitta was the first woman partner at Rubin and Rudman where she specialized in business law and mentored many women in and out of the legal profession. Gitta and her husband Saul recognized that young women needed encouragement to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. With these dollars, we have been able to fund at least one STEM proposal each year.

If my organization has received a grant from TMF in the past, may we apply again?
Current grantees are eligible to submit an application for a second or third consecutive year of funding. Current third-year grantees must take one year off before applying again. All other past grantees are eligible to apply at the LOI stage.

How may a grant from TMF be used?
Most grants from TMF support specific projects. However, organizations with budgets under $1.5 million may apply for a general operating grant in lieu of a project-specific grant.

If my organization receives a grant, will we be required to communicate periodic status updates to TMF?
Yes, grantees are expected to stay in touch with TMF staff throughout the grant year and submit mid-year and end-of-year evaluation reports.

How does TMF support its grantee community?
In addition to the grants, TMF provides non-financial supports to its grantees including:

  • Monthly newsletters including CJP partner resources and events
  • Quarterly grantee convenings
  • Grant-writing workshop
  • Various webinars and additional resources


If you have questions about The Miriam Fund’s grant-making process, please contact Beth Tauro at betht@cjp.org or Alex Gaston at alexg@cjp.org.

2021–2022 Grant Recipients

The 2021–2022 grants have been announced. TMF made grants totaling $375,000 to 18 organizations empowering women and girls.

View our current grantees.
View all grantees since 2001.

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