WE UNLEASH AND LEVERAGE THE POWER OF OUR MEMBERS TO ACT ON BEHALF OF GENDER JUSTICE IN THE JEWISH AND SECULAR WOMEN’S FUNDING MOVEMENTS.  Our Work as a network involves;

Collaboration,
Grant making,
Advocacy, 
Shared learning and
Expanded visibility.

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Facts that drive our collective work 

19.7%

of children (14.5 million under age 18) fell below the poverty line in 2015. 

33%

of American women and children either live in poverty or are right on the brink of it

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42.2 M

Americans, including 13.1 million children, live in food insecure households.


JWFN is thinking, learning and taking action to change these numbers and the realities of the lives they reflect.  

THINK WITH US

   

Barbara Dobkin and Nancy Schwartz Sternoff share the thinking behind why they started the network over a decade ago.

Learn With Us

A panel of esteemed experts discuss how to integrate being an advocate for the issues into your grantmaking.  


 

Who We Are

The Jewish Women’s Funding network is a collaborative of 25 member organizations engaged in social change fundraising, advocacy and grantmaking to change the world for women and girls.  The network has awarded nearly $33 million in grants and $4 million in the current cycle and holds over $40.5 million in assets and endowed funds, and boasts close to 2000 active member, donors and trustees.  Currently the network has a collaborative of more than 15 member funds that are grantmaking together in Israel.  

Get To Know Us

I would say that one of the greatest values is not only the larger lens about gender, but the opportunity to learn about how, primarily in our own Jewish community, there are big pockets at the margins who’s needs we haven’t thought about, we haven’t addressed, and the power of doing that collectively and bringing these issues to the surface should not be underestimated. It’s a fantastic opportunity.
— Nancy Schwartz Sternoff
If I could make any other contribution to this movement before I leave this earth, it would be that the women who are participating in the funds begin to internalize and then actualize the values of trying to move the dials for women and girls.
— Barbara Dobkin

We Live Our Values Through Our Grant Making:

1) Tikkun Olam- Justice
2) Acts of Kindness
3) Repairing the World
4) Compassion

 

JWFN is A Force For Change
And YOU are too. So, Join Us!

Why Join?

  1. Be part of a national movement to amplify the change we all want to see in the world.
  2. Be better informed on how and where to make a positive difference for women and girls.
  3. Share rituals of giving, advocating and promoting of our values.

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