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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 2024 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.

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Women’s Amutot Initiative – 2024 Grants

Leadership Development

JASMINE
$12,300

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.

MA’ASE CENTER ASSOCIATION: NE’URIM PROGRAM VOLUNTEER YEAR
$13,500

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.

WEPOWER
$25,000

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.

WOMEN’S SPIRIT: BREAKING THE BIND – FINANCIAL SECURITY ADVOCACY FOR SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE
$23,000

Advocates change in policies and laws that undermine financial security and safety of violence survivors.

Protecting Women Against Violence

ASLI: WHITE RIBBON
$11,900

General Support: Aims to engage men and boys in efforts to eliminate violence toward women in all its forms in public and private spheres.

ASSOCIATION OF RAPE CRISIS CENTERS: CHANGING LAWS, CHANGING LIVES
$25,000

General Support: Aims to improve services offered to victims of sexual assault and promote social change on a national level.

MASLAN: EMERGENCY SUPPORT LINE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUALLY ABUSED INDIVIDUALS
$30,000

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.

MICHAL SELA FOUNDATION
$14,500

General Support: To combat domestic violence through innovation and technological solutions focusing on education, campaigns and policy making.

Social Empowerment

ADVA: CORE GENDER PROGRAM
$10,689

Research, monitor and advocacy of policy on issues that are critical for women in Israel.

ATID BAMIDBAR: ACTUALIZING CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ECONOMIC & SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT OF NEGEV BEDOUIN WOMEN
$13,000

Help Negev Bedouin women learn about & exercise their civil rights, and, in some cases, achieve full Israeli citizenship, with all the benefits that entails .

CENTER FOR WOMEN’S JUSTICE / MAVOI SATUM: MAINSTREAMING LEGAL TOOLS THAT PREVENT MARITAL CAPTIVITY
$25,000

A joint collaboration utilizing halakhic and civil legal tools to thwart marital captivity including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and awareness of conditional marriage.

RACKMAN CENTER: PROTECTING WOMEN'S EQUALITY IN ISRAEL
$14,400

Policy and legal advocacy, education and outreach, and increased capacity to assist individual women with difficult family law cases

Economic Empowerment

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN: A BUSINESS OF ONE'S OWN
$11,500

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
$15,000

Vocational technological training and job placement assistance for 140 single mothers in the hi-tech industry.

KIEDF (KORET): SAWA-TOGETHER MICROFINANCE SERVICES
$12,300
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
$14,000
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
$19,300

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
$11,000

Micro Entrepreneurship program for 50 Haredi women to develop, launch and run viable businesses. Includes business training, mentoring, networking and micro-loans.

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