The Hadassah Foundation is an investor in social change for women and girls in the United States and Israel. To that end, it strives to improve the status, health, and well-being of women and girls; bring their contributions, issues, and needs from the margins to the center of Jewish concern; and encourage and facilitate their active participation in decision-making and leadership in all spheres of life.
To advance this mission, the foundation is seeking proposals from Israeli organizations working to empower low-income Israeli women. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to support gender-sensitive projects that help low-income Israeli women of all backgrounds in Israel achieve economic independence. Priority will be given to programs that provide cutting-edge solutions to problems that have not been addressed previously.
Areas of interest include savings, asset development, and pension planning; grassroots programs that provide resources and training; legal and policy advocacy initiatives; business development services that help women who own businesses improve their outreach and marketing; workplace discrimination programs; and leadership development initiatives that increase the number, and capacity, of women in positions of leadership.
To be eligible, applicants — or their fiscal sponsors — must have amutah or mossad tziburi status.
For complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions, see the Hadassah Foundation website.