We are women of all ages and backgrounds, united by our Jewish values and our passion for creating a world in which all women and girls grow up in healthy, supportive environments, with equal opportunity for economic, religious, social, and political achievement. We are female philanthropists, intent upon overcoming the barriers and resolving the issues that prevent women and girls from taking their just place in society and realizing their true potential. more>>
The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWF) educates women about the power of philanthropy by pooling funds and collaboratively and strategically awarding grants to address areas of need and importance to all women and girls. By highlighting what have been considered “women’s issues” — such as workplace concerns, work/life balance, self-esteem, education, and domestic violence —and moving them to the main stage, JWF members empower women and girls while improving the quality of life for all. more>>
Membership can be funded with cash or appreciated securities, or by recommendation of grants from philanthropic (donor advised) funds or family foundations. All membership fees are payable over five years. Membership is effective immediately upon receipt of first payment and will last for a period of five years, unless the member chooses a life or legacy membership. more>>
Grants from JWFNJ promote issues of self-esteem and empowerment, including workplace, family and financial independence; child care; parenting; and encouragement of civic/political engagement. Read what some of our grantees are saying about us.
Susan R. Friedman
Director, Jewish Women's Foundation of NJ