Fund for Women and Girls

Fund for Women and Girls

About the Fund for Women and Girls

In June 2023, the Jewish Community Foundation launched the Fund for Women and Girls leveraging the incredible assets and work of the Tikkun Olam Women’s Fund. The Fund is designed to promote social change for women and girls, and to help shape an equitable world in which all women and girls can thrive. The Fund supports efforts to address immediate obstacles and systemic challenges holding women and girls back from reaching their full potential, and is dedicated to supporting women and girls domestically and in Israel. The Fund engages community members in collective learning and giving to deepen our understanding and connection to the most vulnerable in our community and amplify the impact of our Jewish community.

Inaugural Grantmaking Supports Women and Girls Impacted by the War

The Fund’s inaugural grantmaking efforts directed $100,000 in emergency funds to organizations helping women and girls in Israel impacted by the Israel-Hamas war in the areas of trauma and therapeutic services, relocation support, and aid for single mothers.

Learn with Us

The Fund continues to raise awareness about brutal, systematic sexual violence inflicted on Israeli women and girls during the October 7th terror attack and shedding a light on the ongoing support needs. To learn about what women and girls are experiencing in Israel today during wartime, you can hear from the esteemed speakers who spoke out at our special briefing on March 4th.

Use your Philanthropy

Take a stand against sexual assault and make your voice heard

Support for the Women and Girls Fund made by March 22nd will go to organizations that are helping women and girls process and recover from trauma and sexual violence, combating increased levels of domestic violence, and/or ensuring women can access positions of power to help lead Israel’s path forward. We are currently undertaking our second round of grantmaking of at least $50,000. Help us double our grantmaking impact.

Three ways to support the Fund for Women and Girls:

  • Visit our contribution page to make a donation via credit card.
  • Make an allocation through a Donor Advised Fund to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington indicating “Fund for Women in Girls” in the note section. (Learn more about DAFs and open a DAF with the Jewish Community Foundation)
  • Send a check to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, 6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD 20852, with the name “Fund for Women and Girls” in the memo line.