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2024 Women’s Impact Initiative Request for Proposals

Women’s Impact Initiative Committee Chair Nancy Luria Cohen

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.

Only one application per organization will be accepted.

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.

Deadline: 4:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is pleased to announce the opening of the ninth grant cycle of the Women’s Impact Initiative. The Women’s Impact Initiative provides grants to local nonprofits from the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign to organizations in Miami that inspire and empower Jewish self-identifying women and girls, and improve our local community through programs that achieve social, economic, religious and political equality.

Federation allocates $70,000 in Women’s Impact Initiative grants. The aim is to ensure that our local Jewish community is “gender aware” and responsive to the needs and issues of this critical demographic, whose health and wellbeing is vital to the success of our community. The programs we support help transform the lives of Miami’s diverse population of Jewish women and girls.

Eligibility

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 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.

Only one application per organization will be accepted.

Grant Amounts & Use

Grants can range from $5,000 to $15,000 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 serve primarily a 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 of our grants is to promote programs that 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. Funding priorities include mental health and entrepreneurship. While we will accept proposals covering other areas, priority will be given to programs in these two areas

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 50 percent of the total project cost.



Due Date: Friday, September 22, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Dahlia Bendavid at 786.866.8445 or [email protected]. For technical questions, please contact the Submittable Support team at submittable.com/contact

To apply, please click here. You will be asked to create an account on the Submittable.com platform where you will be guided through the application form.

Please find a guide to gender lens grant making here.

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