JWF was established in 2002 within the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County as a social change grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the status of women and girls. Thanks to a groundbreaking $1 million donation, JWF became an independent nonprofit in 2014. The anonymous donation set the stage for continued growth, and our work has expanded to include funding projects outside the Jewish community, advocating for legislative policies that empower women and girls, and the development of two leadership training programs – one for teens, and one for young women.

JWF often collaborates with other organizations who share our passion for feminist social change, and is a founding member of the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, a group of women’s funds from across the state of Florida. FWFA funded critical research, The Status of Women in Florida : County by County, and The Status of Girls in Florida reports. We are also members of the Jewish Women’s Funding Network.

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The Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF) envisions a world where gender is not a barrier to safety or success and women and girls have equal social, political, economic, and religious opportunities.

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Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF) works to advance the status of women and girls in the US and Israel through strategic grantmaking, advocacy and education, and leadership development programs to create long lasting social change.

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JWF Grantee Unchained at Last “Chains In in Boston”

JWF Grantee Unchained at Last “Chains In in Boston”

JWF grantee Unchained at Last, which works to make child marriage illegal throughout the United States, visited the Boston legislative offices for a "chain in". Fraidy Reiss, the founder of ...Unchained At Last, said pregnancy is the top reason teenagers are forced...

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Feminism is good for men too!

Feminism is good for men too!

JWF's kickoff program for Men as Allies was a great success! More than 50 men and women came together for cocktails, conversation, and a thought provoking discussion about the important role men play in achieving gender equity, preventing violence, and creating a more...

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JWF Monthly Update October/November 2017

JWF Monthly Update October/November 2017

Season has begun, and the activities of Jewish Women's Foundation are on - full speed ahead. Please enjoy this update and take careful note of all of the exciting events, programs, educational opportunities, and meetings happening in the next few months. Our work is...

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L’Shana Tova – Rosh Hashanah 5778

L’Shana Tova – Rosh Hashanah 5778

Rosh Hashanah, which marks the Jewish New Year, is a time to reflect on the past and think about the future. We aspire to improve ourselves and the world around us. We face challenges in our own lives, across the nation, and around the world. We can do our part to...

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