Welcome to JWF

Giving Together/Granting for Change

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWF) transforms the lives of individual women and girls through hands-on philanthropy and collective grant making. Through our giving, we invite women to be agents for change and to positively impact the lives of women and girls in New Jersey and beyond.

Since 2007, JWF grants and special initiatives have raised awareness of pressing issues and made a sustainable difference in women’s and girl’s lives at all levels:

  • Local: Make the Road New Jersey, Elizabeth, New Jersey – Immigrant Women Leadership and Media Training
  • State: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice – New Jersey Trafficking Victims Legal Assistance Program
  • National: National JWF Funding Collaborative – Fostering Employment Equity for Women in Israel
  • International: Rauch Nashit – Financial Management for Women Victims of Violence
  • Special Initiatives: National Council of Jewish Women – Women Veterans’ Initiative

JWFNJ: 90 women made 98 grants to 55 organizations totaling $617,000
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News & Events

JWF Sponsors the Opening Film of the 2018 NJ Jewish Film Festival—Israeli Spy Thriller, Shelter
March 15, 2018, JCC MetroWest, West Orange... more

Now Available: JWF’s Invitation to Submit a Letter of Intent for Its Major Spring Grants Program... more

JWF Announces its 2018/19 Small Grants:
The JWF Grants Committee selected 5 new grant recipients for its small grants program... more

JWF Takes a Leadership Role in the National JWF Funding Collaborative in Israel
JWF and 15 other JWFs from across the country are pooling their funding to create a two-year grant that will address the conditions of women who work as contract laborers... more

JWF Marks Its 10th Anniversary:
The Jewish Women’s Foundation of NJ (JWF) celebrated its 10th anniversary on November 2, 2017, honoring past and current chairs, and bringing together 65 of its committed members and friends for a reception in Short Hills... more

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“Thanks to the generous support of Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey, Partners for Women and Justice is able to help hundreds of low-income women, many with incredible strength, courage and determination, secure protections for themselves and their children as they deal with domestic violence and other family law issues.”

Jane M. Hanson, Esq.,
Executive Director, Partners for Women and Justice