The Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation (JWGF) of Baltimore, a program of The Associated, was established more than 19 years ago by a forward-thinking group of women who believed in the transformative power of collective philanthropy.
Each year, JWGF convenes a group of women who actively participate in the grant-making process. During the 2021-22 program year, more than $150,000 was allocated to nine organizations in Baltimore and Israel.
Among the grantees were two Israeli nonprofits that empower women through innovative programming and policy advocacy.
Yozmot Atid believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to own a small business. JWGF funds will support “Taking the leap: A Micro-Business Entrepreneurship program for Low-Income Israeli Women.” This is a 12-month program that helps women from lower economic backgrounds across Israel develop and run their own small businesses. The program provides guidance, support, and follow-up from the organization’s staff and team of professional business mentors and seeks to reduce the social gaps for women in Israel.
The Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women promotes the status of women in matters of family law and seeks to end gender discrimination and inequality in Israel. JWGF funds will promote the protection and welfare of Israeli women exiting abusive marriages by providing direct legal support in divorce cases and advocating for system change aimed at altering the attitudes of decision-makers and the justice system. Watch below to learn more:
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