Champion the Issues that Matter Most to You

How can one woman – you, perhaps – change the lives of other women and girls? How is it that your one gift can help fight domestic violence, improve women’s health and nutrition, provide shelter to vulnerable girls and protect at-risk seniors with nowhere else to turn? It’s through the power of collective philanthropy – it’s through the Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation of Baltimore (JWGF).

Our Mission
Guided by Jewish values and through a gender lens, we are a giving circle that promotes lasting social change by supporting organizations that transform the lives of self-identified women and girls. As part of our collaborative grantmaking process, we educate and empower our members to be strategic decision makers and philanthropists. We focus our grantmaking in greater Baltimore, Israel and overseas.

By becoming a JWGF member, you will connect with other remarkable women in engaging, thought-provoking and educational experiences, while deepening your knowledge of issues impacting women and girls. No experience is necessary! By participating, you can develop skills in the areas of grant reading, meeting facilitation and leadership. There is no better opportunity to grow personally and professionally while doing so much good.

JWGF was founded in 2003 by a forward-thinking group of women who believed in the transformative power of collective philanthropy. Since our inception, we have given through both a Jewish and gender lens and our work has honored the tradition of tzedakah (philanthropic giving) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Questions? Contact Jennifer Mendelsohn Millman at or 410-369-9205.

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