Seeking a Grant?

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWF) accepts applications for grants during two specific grant cycles:

  • JWF’S Spring Core Grant Cycle,
  • JWF’s Fall Small Grants Cycle.

All applications must be submitted through the Foundation’s Grantmaking Software, Foundant. See below for links to Foundant Applicant tutorials.

Spring Core Grant Cycle

JWF accepts Letters of Intent (LOI’s) to support programs and services, based in NJ and consistent with the JWF mission. The JWF Grants Committee selects those LOI’s which are subsequently invited to submit a full proposal.

Please review the grant guidelines and deadlines. Maximum request: $25,000.

  • Grant Period: July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017
  • Letter of Intent disseminated: January 5, 2017
  • Foundant Link (Use access code JWF2017.)
  • Deadline for Letters of Intent: February 3, 2017
  • Final Grant Applications (By Invitation Only):
         ♦ Deadline for Submission: March 3, 2017
         ♦ Site Visits for Final Applicants: April/May 2017
  • Grant Awards Announced: June 30, 2017
  • Interim Reports Due: January 20, 2018
  • Final Reports Due: July 15, 2018

Fall Small Grant Cycle

Each fall JWF accepts requests for small grants in support of programs and services in NJ that are consistent with the JWF mission.

Please review the grant guidelines and deadlines. Maximum request: $1,000.

  • Grant Period: One year or as requested by the applicant
  • Small Grant RFP disseminated: October 19, 2017
  • Deadline for Next Small Grant Cycle: November 21, 2017
  • Notification: on or before January 25, 2018

Foundant and Tutorials

Special Grants

  • Israel Grant. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, JWF has instituted a separate grant cycle for programs in Israel. Beginning this year and for the following year the JWF will fund programs in Israel through the National JWF’s Israel Funding Collaborative, a consortium of 16 JWF’s throughout the country. An collective RFP will be issued early in 2017 with the focus upon employment equity and economic security of women and girls in Israel.
  • Special Initiative Grant (2016/2017). In the spring of 2016, JWF completed a two year process of study, research, and convening around the challenges of women veterans to determine the best focus for its first Special Initiative Grant. In June of 2016 the JWF provided a yearlong grant to the National Council on Jewish Women through which that organization will seek to improve the lives of New Jersey’s women veterans through facilitating information and resource sharing, community education and advocacy. The Special Initiatives Committee has convened to explore a new area of focus for JWF’s next Special Initiative Grant
Contact Information
Susan R. Friedman,
Director, JWF

(973) 929-3005