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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 – 2019 Grants

Hochberg Lower School-Posnack School: Giborah Girls
$1,700

A one-hour a week club for 9 weeks to empower students to function as strong, independent, healthy, intelligent heroines giving the tools to make wise decisions.

JAFCO: Creating Successful Transitions-Jewish Females in Foster Care
$8,700

Offers life skills training, educational coordination, support and advocacy for the women residing at JAFCO to ensure they graduate from high school and have a plan for transition into adulthood.

Jewish Education Center of South Florida: Ohr Fellowships High School Program
$2,500

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

Jewish Women’s Theater of South Florida: Jewish Women’s Theater of South Florida
$5,500

To provide the opportunity for artistically gifted Jewish women to develop and express their creative talents through theatrical performance, with sensitivity to observant women

Michael-Ann Russell JCC: Sababa 360
$2,500

Enable women to enhance their physical and emotional well-being through monthly health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness activities and programs through a Jewish lens.

National Council of Jewish Women, Miami: Listen and Engage Campaign
$4,200

Leadership development initiative to build a cadre of the next generation of women leaders, aged 22-40, by giving them tools and inspiring them.

NCSY:Women’s Mentorship Initiative
$3,500

Prepare the next generation of leaders by creating mentoring relationships between Jewish teen girls and accomplished Jewish women.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, Inc.:What to Expect When You’re Expecting with Jewish Genes
$8,000

Four awareness and screening events for Jewish genetic diseases. Targeted at local Jewish-based organizations.

Scheck Hillel Community School: Girls Building STEAM
$7,000

Create sustainable model for after-school science instruction to motivate girls for STEAM learning by connecting middle school girls with after-school activities in this area. Consists of 14 two-hour sessions.

University of Miami Hillel: In Conversation With
$6,000

A speaker series consisting of 1 hour sessions highlighting the greater Miami and national community’s top Jewish entrepreneurs, as well as student entrepreneurs at the University of Miami. Includes film screenings.

Yodeah: Did You Know? Initiative
$3,400

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.

View Past Grants

2015-2016
2016-2017
2017-2018

Combatting BDS

Combatting BDS

The Movement to Delegitimize Israel: Current State-of-Play of Boycotts, Divestments & Sanctions Movement will have breakout sessions facilitated by various local Jewish organizations.

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Never Forget

Never Forget

Through films, lectures and discussions, Holocaust Education Week will highlight the stories of survivors and examine the legacy of the Holocaust.

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Supporting Women

Supporting Women

This year, the Women’s Amutot Initiative allocated nearly $300,000 from the 2018 Annual Federation/UJA Campaign to 26 organizations.

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Helping the Hungry

Helping the Hungry

The Bonwitt Family spent a day volunteering at The Jaffa Institute, giving their children a chance to see Federation dollars at work.

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