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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 – 2024 Grants

Chai Lifeline
Mom’s Support Groups
$8,000

Provide 15 support groups for mothers in a family where someone has a lifelong illness.

FIU Hillel
Realize. Belong. Grow (RBG)
$6,500

Series of programs linked to social justice, tikkun olam and leadership connecting women students to women in the Miami Jewish community.

JAFCO-Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options
Women’s Wellness Program
$9,600

Support services and wellness activities for mothers of children with developmental disabilities living in Miami-Dade County/Wellness Retreat.

Jewish Education Center of South Florida
Ohr Fellowships High School Program
$5,000

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 Jewish woman mentors in the community.

Michael-Ann Russell JCC
Jewish Women’s Choir
$2,300

Provide 15 women, ages 55+, who have an interest in singing to join together in developing a musical repertoire that includes songs in Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and English, that will be performed at community events and holiday celebrations.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Empowering Young Women in Leadership Positions through Chai
$10,000

An internship program and lecture series for college women to become advocates on campus. Focus on pre-conception health and genetic screening, and screening for cancer and Parkinson’s. Chai ambassador program for two women college students, educational session on ‘What is Jewish About Your Genes.’

Organization for Resolution of Agunot (ORA)
Agunah Prevention Initiative
$9,600

Reframes Gett refusal as a form of domestic abuse and provides women and girls with knowledge of prenuptial agreements. Trainings and workshops in cooperation with synagogues and JCCs, local university and day schools. 3-4 workshops.

UM Hillel
Continuum Mentorship for Female College Students
$9,000

Network and learn from Jewish female professionals. Gathering of 20 Jewish students and 4-6 Jewish professionals. Community wide event.

Yotzer Ohr Academy of Torah and Art for Girls
Film Production Program
$10,000

Allows girls to explore and develop film talents. Film 2 episodes of comedy mockumentary – theme of friendship.

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