Monthly Update – June 23, 2017

Tami Baldinger & Lisa Schreier in Israel

We hope you are enjoying your summer!

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of JWF. We are truly grateful to you and know that JWF could not be such a vital voice for women and girls without the support and involvement of our donors. You are the change agents in our community.

JWF empowers donors to have a voice in their philanthropy and we want to hear from you! Please click here to complete a survey to help us focus on the issues you care about and continue to improve and elevate our work.



JWF on WPTV ‐ NBC news in Palm Beach County.

JWF Marks end of 1st teen philanthropy class – Shiny Sheet

Jewish teens make big moves in No Small Change program ‐ Palm Beach Post

No Small Change Graduation – Sun Sentinel

JWF Celebrates New Program – Jupiter Magazine



NSC: Teen Leadership Opportunity ‐ Apply Now

No Small Change‐ Teen Philanthropic Leadership (NSC) is the first co‐ed philanthropic leadership program doing strategic grant making through a gender lens.

Who Should Apply?
Jewish young men and women in 9th ‐ 12th grade who want to work together with other teens and learn about the power of thoughtful giving.

Space is limited: applications are due by July 14 For more information and to apply click here.


JWF Funded Study Yields Important Findings

Florida Women’s Funding Alliance has released new resources to complement The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity report and support conversations about local and state policy initiatives.

Key Findings: Poverty & the Gender Wage Gap
Key Findings: Health Insurance
Key Findings: Higher Education
Key Findings: Business Ownership


The 2018 grant cycle for JWF is now open!

We fund programs that create social change for women and girls. These are initiatives that address the underlying factors contributing to the challenges faced by girls and women.

New grant applications and grant guidelines for the 2018 grant cycle are available here. We are now accepting Letters of Intent from qualifying local and national organizations in the areas of:

  • Health and safety
  • Women’s leadership
  • Economic security

We are focused on specific impact areas:

  • Violence prevention
  • Women in politics
  • Employment issues (paid family leave, gender pay gap)


Israeli grantee partner Itach‐Ma’aki (Women Lawyers for Social Justice) launched a Public Council made up of a supportive group of women, well‐known in their fields, who have committed to helping Itach‐Ma’aki increase its visibility in various arenas country‐wide. To learn more about this and other initiatives, visit our partner here.


The article below is just one example of why it is so important that we support our grantee partner The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center. This is in our backyards!

St. Lucie man accused of trying to lure girls into prostitution – Palm Beach Post



Move to roll back contraception access – HuffPost
The Complex Gender Politics of the ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie ‐ Hollywood Reporter
How street harassment of women in Paris boiled over The Guardian
The Universal Phenomenon of Men Interrupting Women ‐ New York Times



Tuesday, July 18Summer Social, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Palm Beach Gardens, 5:30PM ‐ 7PM.

Save the Date ‐‐ March 1‐8, 2018Force For Change Conference, experience Israel through a gender lens with JWF.

For a complete list of meetings and events, please visit our events page.

For more information about JWF programs and events, please contact Miriam Laing, External Relations Manager, at 561‐275‐2200 or by emailing miriam@jwfpalmbeach.org.