Women's Impact Initiative
2019-2020 Women’s Impact Initiative Request for Proposals
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is pleased to announce the opening of the fifth grant cycle of the Women’s Impact Initiative The Women’s Impact Initiative provides grants from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Annual Campaign to non-profit organizations that inspire and empower Jewish women and girls in Miami, as well as improve our local community through programs that achieve social, economic, religious and political equality.
Eligible applicants include nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status (or fiscal sponsorship) that serve the Jewish community in Miami-Dade County. While we will give preference to strengthening Jewish nonprofits and programs based in Greater Miami, we also encourage partnerships with those outside the Jewish community to bring high-quality programs to our community. Nonprofits that have current Federation grants must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered.
Grant Amounts & Use
Grants will range from $5,000 to $20,000 and will be competitively awarded to support new programs or the expansion of existing programs advancing the mission of Federation’s Women’s Impact Initiative. Projects that will be considered for grants must be gender-specific and serve a majority Jewish population. The gender lens used must consist of a deep examination of how culturally entrenched gender norms affect women and girls and must take these distinctions into account when identifying both problems and solutions. The aim is to ensure that our local Jewish community is “gender aware” and that outcomes achieve social, economic, religious and political equality by being inclusive of and responsive to the needs and issues of Jewish women and girls.
Awards may be used to cover expenses directly related to implementing the cost of new programs or the expansion of existing programs, such as salaries of program staff, outreach, marketing, supplies, materials, events or local travel. Grants cannot be used for non-local travel, scholarships, or capital projects. Grants will not cover more than 75 percent of the total project cost.
Due Date: Applications are due by email to Wiigrants@gmjf.org by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2019. Late applications will not be considered.
Grant notifications will be made by December 31, 2019.
Checklist—Please include the following documents in your submission:
□ Completed Grant Application
□ Organization’s current annual operating budget
□ Copy of IRS determination letter indicating 501(c)(3) status or proof of fiscal sponsorship
□ Most recent 990 form (or audit report if no 990 is available)
□ List of current Board of Directors
□ List of senior staff members
□ OPTIONAL: Please provide a link to a promotional video, highlighting your organization, if you have one.
Below, please find the 2019-20 GMJF Women’s Impact Initiative Grant Application, as well a guide to gender lens grant making.
Click here for a list of current grantees.