Women’s Amutot Initiative
The Women’s Amutot Initiative allocates funds from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s annual campaign to organizations in Israel that empower women to improve Israeli society through social, economic, religious, and political equality. Click here to read more about the Women’s Amutot Initiative.
Click here to view the 2023 Grants.
The Women’s Amutot Initiative was established in 2003 to focus exclusively on the needs and welfare of women and girls in Israel, utilizing strategic grant making and applying a gender lens in its grant making. The committee will consider funding projects that are consistent with its mission and promote social change in Israel by addressing one of the priority areas below:
• Economic Empowerment
• Social Empowerment
• Protection Against and Prevention of Violence
• Leadership Development
The committee is responsible for reviewing the applications and allocating grants to registered Israeli not-for-profit organizations that correspond to the Women’s Amutot Initiative’s priorities and guidelines. Organizations must have strong professional staff, focus on women or girls, be fiscally responsible providing programmatic and budgetary reports, have evaluation and assessment procedures in place, have other means of financial support, and compliment the Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
Women’s Amutot Initiative – 2023 Grants
Izun: Train women business owners to serve in senior management positions in public and government companies as well as to serve on boards and in key decision-making positions.
General Support: Training for Haredi women towards driving social change, mentoring for developing and implementation of innovative community projects, and alumni network.
MA’ASE CENTER ASSOCIATION: NE’URIM PROGRAM VOLUNTEER YEAR
Personal empowerment volunteer-year program for 70 young Druze women, ages 18-21, volunteering in 14 Druze communities. Through their participation in the program, these young women will serve as mentors and tutors of 3,500 Druze children and teens that participate in youth activities provided by Ne’urim Centers.
NIVCHAROT: ULTRA-ORTHODOX WOMEN FOR REPRESENTATION, EQUALITY AND A VOICE
General Support: Empowering ultra-orthodox women through awareness of their rights and placing Haredi women in key political positions.
General Support: Supports women’s leadership and gender parity in the public and political sectors in Israel. Trains local women activists with leadership skills, and those with leadership potential. Creates local regional networks and promotes public awareness on gender related issues.
Protecting Women Against Violence
ASSOCIATION OF RAPE CRISIS CENTERS: CHANGING LAWS, CHANGING LIVES
General Support: Aims to improve services offered to victims of sexual assault and promote social change on a national level.
ITACH MAAKI: CENTER FOR BEDOUIN WOMEN’S RIGHTS
Provides individual legal and social assistance and to advocate for the rights of Bedouin women through litigation and policy/advocacy work.
MASLAN: EMERGENCY SUPPORT LINE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUALLY ABUSED INDIVIDUALS
Support for victims of sexual and physical violence. The support line is staffed by professionally trained volunteers that offer emotional support and guidance in eight languages to accommodate the diverse needs of the Negev’s population.
TAHEL (CRISIS CENTER FOR RELIGIOUS WOMEN): RESILIENCY TRAINING FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Development and implementation of a resiliency training course for victims of abuse.
WOMEN’S SPIRIT: BREAKING THE BIND – FINANCIAL SECURITY ADVOCACY FOR SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE
Advocates change in policies and laws that undermine financial security and safety of violence survivors.
ADVA: CORE GENDER PROGRAM
Research, monitor and advocacy of policy on issues that are critical for women in Israel.
BAT KOL: QUEER JEWISH WOMEN - FOR YOU ONLINE SUPPORT
Online support center for lesbian religious and ultra-orthodox trans women.
CENTER FOR WOMEN’S JUSTICE / MAVOI SATUM: MAINSTREAMING LEGAL TOOLS THAT PREVENT MARITAL CAPTIVITY
A joint collaboration utilizing halakhic and civil legal tools to thwart marital captivity including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and awareness of conditional marriage.
YAD L’ISHA LEGAL AID CENTER/OHR TORAH STONE: PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT ADVOCACY PROGRAM
Building public awareness about the importance of signing halakhic prenuptial agreements to help reduce the number of agunot.
BE’ER SHEVA FOUNDATION: SIKET – SUPPORT FOR ETHIOPIAN-ISRAELI WOMEN
Support services for 50 Ethiopian-Israeli women to pursuing a first degree at an academic institution in the Negev. Includes workshops and mentoring.
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN: A BUSINESS OF ONE'S OWN
Assist 40 low-income/marginalized women reach economic independence through self-employment. Meetings with empowerment and business facilitators, technical assistance and mentoring for women, as well as personal consulting.
ITWORKS: SINGLE MOTHERS ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM
Vocational technological training and job placement assistance for 140 single mothers in the hi-tech industry.
KIEDF (KORET): SAWA-TOGETHER MICROFINANCE SERVICES
Business consultations, financial and marketing workshops and access to credit for development and expansion of small businesses owned by Arab-Israeli women.
LA’OFEK: ACHOTENU/NACHSHONIM ACADEMIC NURSES TRAINING PROGRAM
Training program for Ethiopian-Israeli women studying to become nurses or paramedical professionals and for those studying Occupational Therapy to help them complete their academic studies and find employment. Works in partnership with Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital.
THE JERUSALEM COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY LEVTECH PRE-NOVATION PROGRAM
To provide 400 female Orthodox and Haredi students with training in creative thinking and the tactical skills necessary to enter the world of entrepreneurship as innovators and industry leaders through participation in the College’s Entry to Entrepreneurship course.
YOZMOT ATID: ATID MICRO-ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM FOR HAREDI WOMEN
Micro Entrepreneurship program for 50 Haredi women to develop, launch and run viable businesses. Includes business training, mentoring, networking and micro-loans.