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Women’s Impact Initiative Grants

Each year, Federation awards grants to local organizations that inspire and empower Jewish women and girls through programs that focus on social, economic, religious and political equality. Our past recipients include initiatives that promote breast cancer awareness, address sexual assaults on local college campuses, encourage civic engagement and foster positive self-images among elementary-aged girls.


Women’s Impact Initiative – 2021 Grants

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus
$2,800

Programs using Pirkei Avot as a guiding lens that will bring an intergenerational group of diverse Jewish women together

Hillel at FIU
$4,300

Create Jewish female change-makers through a series of programs linked to social justice and leadership.

Jewish Community Services
$5,000

Provide assistance for up to 77 children having trouble because of sheltering in place in abusive homes.

Jewish Education Center of South Florida
$3,000

Engage high school juniors and seniors in an after-school Jewish study program and events to delve deeper into their Jewish heritage and strengthen their Jewish identity while connecting with a mentor in the community.

Michael-Ann Russell JCC
$4,000

To establish a Mamanet league January 2021 to run for 14 weeks.

National Council of Jewish Women
$4,800

Leadership development initiative to build a cadre of the next generation of women leaders, aged 22-45, by giving them tools and inspiring them.

Nishei Ora-Women of Light
$4,500

Offer free or subsidized writing workshops, tutoring, and art classes for women and girls.

Scheck Hillel Community School/Jewish Museum of Florida FIU
$5,000

Mentor program for students in Grades 6-12. Students will research successful Jewish women in the field of Design/STEM and conduct oral history video interviews, which will result in an exhibit.

Sharsheret
$8,000

Community-wide online panel discussion to educate the over age 55 population about the importance of breast cancer screening for women over 55.

Temple Beth Am
$4,300

Program in conjunction with St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church on race relations.

UM Hillel
$6,000

Giving female students the opportunity to create a product to address the negative impact of COVID-19 on women in the workforce. 20 students to participate in the competition.

Yodeah
$7,500

Educate the Jewish community about their increased risk of carrying the BRCA gene and other hereditary cancer mutations, as well as facilitate low cost genetic testing.

Yotzer Ohr-Academy of Torah and Art for Girls
$5,800

Allow girls to explore and develop talents using film to combat bullying. Plan and produce two films.

Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade
$5,000

A study of the landscape of programs currently in Miami-Dade for women and girls.

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