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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 – 2020 Grants

BBYO
$2,500

Activities in one of the four Miami BBG chapters and at Miami’s two regional conventions or regional events.

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus
$2,500

Provide Jewish women with opportunities to grow personally while simultaneously building community through monthly activities over nine months.

Jewish Community Watch
$5,500

Three seminars relating to sexual abuse: community leaders, teen girls, victims of sexual abuse.

Jewish Education Center of South Florida: Ohr Fellowships High School Program
$4,400

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 International
$12,150

12 in-depth sessions for three cohorts of male staff and lay leaders engaged in the Jewish organizational world. Each group will gather for four two-hour facilitated conversations focusing on leadership, the Jewish organizational workplace, and roles as Jewish men with the goal of becoming active allies and advocates in assuring gender equity in our Jewish workplaces.

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

Kavanah
$2,600

Offer three semesters, consisting of two courses each, to empower women to lead more informed, mindful and inspired lives.

National Council of Jewish Women, Miami: Listen and Engage Campaign
$4,000

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

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.

Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA)
$7,500

Trainings and workshops to give women knowledge and tools to prevent abuse in the form of get-refusal. Workshops for students and congregations, training for rabbis and lay leaders.

Scheck Hillel Community School: Girls Building STEAM
$2,500

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.

Sharsheret
$4,000

Publication of a Spanish-language educational resource for women for the Sharsheret Pink Shabbat programs, as well as facilitation of programs.

Southern NCSY
$2,500

Monthly meetings where teens hear from a lay leader or a professional from the community.

UM Hillel/Base Miami
$2,500

Create an intentional monthly space around Rosh Chodesh via different programs.

WIZO
$3,300

Teach high school girls WIZO’s history and how women organized and assisted in the creation of the State of Israel. Will look at the lives of specific women through lectures and roundtables

Yodeah: Did You Know? Initiative
$4,700

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
2018-2019

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