2018 Grant Awards

Statewide Organizations – serving women and children in Florida

General operating support
$10,000 a year for 2 years (2018 – 2020)

CodeArt is a new organization based in Florida that focuses on encouraging girls to explore computer science through art. The mission is to increase the number of girls studying Computer Science by inspiring them with the creative possibilities of computer programming. CodeArt holds workshops to teach students in grades 4 – 12 how to write computer programs to generate art, and they hold an annual event, CodeArt/Miami, where student computer-generated art is displayed, and awards are given for the top coded art submissions.

KidSafe Foundation
Keeping KidSafe
$10,000 a year for 2 years (2018 – 2020)

KidSafe’s mission is to provide preventive education to children and adults, empowering them with skills that create a safe society free from sexual abuse, bullying, and internet exploitation. KidSafe’s program includes a children’s curriculum and Safe and Smart, a children’s book series. JWF supports KidSafe for Kids, KidSafe Parent Seminars, and KidSafe Teacher Workshops. Their multi-tiered approach to prevention helps families, schools, and communities open a dialogue, set standards for the safety of children, and empower children and adults with practical prevention techniques.

The Lord’s Place, Inc.
The Gender Responsive Opportunities for Women (GROW) Initiative
$15,500 a year for 2 years (2017 – 2019)

The Lord’s Place is a non-sectarian organization addressing homelessness in Palm Beach County.  The GROW Initiative will increase the integration of gender responsive tools, strategies, and techniques into their service delivery model on an agency-wide level.  The goal of this project is to enhance the provision of gender responsive services to women across all of their programs.

Women’s Foundation of Florida
Women on the Run
$10,000 a year for 2 years (2018 – 2020)

The Women’s Foundation of Florida focuses on investing in women and girls to encourage leadership and positively affect their economic, political, and social status. Women on the Run is a non-partisan program that trains women to run for office with the goal of increasing women’s visibility, value, and voices in Palm Beach Count and beyond. This yearlong interactive training and mentoring program is specifically designed for women interested in running for office, assisting other women to run for office, or serving in a leadership role of a community organization.

Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program
Violence Prevention in Palm Beach
$12,000 a year for 2 years (2018 – 2020)

The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program mission is to inspire, motivate and empower at-risk young women to live up to their full potential through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities. JWF is funding a violence prevention initiative in Palm Beach County, focusing in violent crime “hot spots” such as Belle Glade, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, and West Palm Beach. Topics addressed include: dating violence/sexual assault awareness, access to aid for victims of abuse and/or trauma, trauma-informed training, and cyber/Internet safety.

­­­National Organizations – organizations based outside of Florida with a national impact

Futures Without Violence
Coaching Boys into Men
$12,000 a year for 2 years (2018 – 2020)

Futures Without Violence is a health and social justice nonprofit whose mission is to heal those who are traumatized by violence today – and to create healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow. Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is the only evidence-based prevention program that trains and motivates high school athletic coaches to teach their young male athletes healthy relationship skills by providing them with the resources they need to promote respectful behavior among their players and help prevent relationship abuse, harassment, and sexual assault.

Gender Justice
General operating support
$10,000 per year for 2 years (2018 – 2020)

Gender Justice is a nonprofit legal and policy advocacy organization devoted to addressing the causes and consequences of gender inequality, both locally and nationally, through impact and strategic litigation, policy advocacy, and public education and training. They provide legal representation to enforce the laws and change the legal system from the bottom up. JWF’s grant supports Gender Justice’s litigation and policy advocacy programs to ensure equal pay and economic justice for all women in the workplace.

The Human Trafficking Legal Center
Sex Trafficking Justice Initiative
$12,000 per year for 2 years (2018 – 2020)

HT Legal is a not-for-profit, national legal clearinghouse for survivors of human trafficking. They create a bridge between trafficking survivors and highly-skilled pro bono legal representation. Pro bono litigators trained by HT Legal win compensation for survivors. With these recoveries, trafficking survivors can reclaim their lives. The Sex Trafficking Justice Initiative is a national program that helps trafficking victims by increasing access to pro bono counsel, increasing the number of civil trafficking cases filed by victims, and increasing the number of vacatur/expungement filings to clear victims’ criminal records.

Moving Traditions
Healthy Sexuality: Creating and Launching a New Model for Jewish Teens
$12,500 per year for 2 years (2017 – 2019)

The Healthy Sexuality: Creating and Launching a New Model for Jewish Teens initiative is designed to help teens participating in Moving Traditions’ signature programs, Rosh Hodesh and Shevet, and in other Jewish programming to identify and resist sexualization, and to create a healthy Jewish sexual ethic as a guide for their daily lives.  JWF supports their national training conference that prepares Jewish educators in facilitating honest and healthy conversations with teens about sex and sexuality and helps teens navigate these complicated issues.

She Should Run
Incubator Workshop
$12,000 per year for 2 years (2018 – 2020)

She Should Run’s Incubator program is an online resource to help more women envision themselves in public leadership. The program includes trainings, a supportive community, access to role models and mentors, and thoughtful guidance and advice for women interested in running for public office. 25- 30 women who are “high-level engagers” in the Incubator community will be invited to participate in a special Florida based Community Cohort workshop where they will meet in a dynamic group setting to take part in such activities as generating a vision statement, discussing such topics as “imposter syndrome,” attend networking functions, and receive mentoring advice from guest speakers, among other opportunities. The in-person Community Cohort workshop will take place at a local venue in Florida.

Unchained at Last
General Support
$17,000 per year for 2 years (2017 – 2019)

Unchained at Last is the only organization in the US dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives. Unchained provides free legal and social services and emotional support, while also raising awareness and advocating for relevant legislation. Currently, they are working on legislation to raise the minimum age requirement for marriage to be 18 years old in all 50 states.

Yeshivat Maharat
General operating support
$12,000 a year for 2 years (2018 – 2020)

Yeshivat Maharat was founded in 2009 as the first (and still only in North America) school to train and ordain Orthodox women to serve as rabbinic leaders for the entire Jewish community. Yeshivat Maharat prepares students for the rabbinate through an innovative curriculum focused on depth of scholarship in Jewish law, pastoral skills, and leadership training. They have ordained 19 women and currently have 28 students. All of the graduates are serving in leadership roles in the Jewish community — some as pulpit rabbis and others in communal positions.

Israeli Organizations – Advancing the status of women in Israeli society
These projects are funded through 2019

Adva Center
General operating support
$15,000 per year for 2 years

The Adva Center (founded in 1991) is a non-partisan policy analysis institute whose mandate is to examine Israeli society from the perspective of equality and social justice, through social policy and budget analysis, advocacy work, popular education, and projects designed to empower disadvantaged groups with a special emphasis on women.

ATZUM – Justice Works
Task Force on Human Trafficking and Prostitution (TFHT).
$10,000 per year for 2 years

The Task Force on Human Trafficking and Prostitution aims to alter the misconceptions of Israeli law makers and citizens who tolerate the exploitation of girls and women, promote the passage of legislation that criminalizes the purchase of sexual services and protects the prostituted person. TFHT also includes advocating for a governmental budget to provide the social, psychological, and vocational support required by those exiting prostitution.

Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere (WIPS)
The Gender Index
$15,500 per year for 2 years

The Gender Index is an innovative tool based on a range of domains and indicators that mirror women’s lives in Israeli society, which were selected in a joint deliberation process in which many women’s organizations participated. It is critical to designing effective policies to promote equality between men and women in Israel in all areas of life. Every year they strive to add new domains and indicators to better depict women’s experiences and interests.

Itach Maaki – Women Lawyers for Social Justice
Raising the Voices of Marginalized Israeli Women for Economic Justice
$15,000 per year for 2 years

Itach-Maaki is advancing the rights of women from marginalized groups nationwide, including Arab women, Bedouin women, single mothers, low-income working women, women dependent on public assistance, and immigrants via legal aid, policy change, leadership training for women and public advocacy.

Jewish Agency for Israel
Alma Pre-Military Training Academy
$15,000 per year for 2 years

Alma is an all-female intensive residential learning and physical training pre-army program designed to expand opportunities for young Israeli women who have grown up in challenging backgrounds, and enable them to develop their leadership capabilities and have a more successful future.

TELEM Educational Program for Gender Equality
$15,000 a year for 2 years

The TELEM program is a series of interactive-experiential workshops for teenage girls and boys, designed to boost the confidence and self-image of the participants, helping them to explore and understand the issues of gender roles and sexuality. They learn the warning signals of potentially dangerous partners, and ways to prevent or deal with harassment and sexual and physical abuse.

New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT)
NFCT’s Greenhouse Program for Women Filmmakers
$14,000 per year for 2 years

NFCT’s Greenhouse Program for Women Filmmakers brings together 12-16 talented female filmmakers from diverse religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and supports them in the development of compelling documentaries that amplify women’s voices about their own communities and realities, while documenting important contemporary and social issues.

Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women
Lawyers of Tomorrow
$15,500 a year for 2 year

Lawyers of Tomorrow is a training course for promising law students to familiarize them with the needs and rights of women under Jewish and Israeli law and encourage them to do pro bono work to assist low-income women as part of their professional creed in the future.

Shatil – New Israel Fund
Promoting Women within Religious Councils
$15,500 a year for 2 years

Israel’s religious councils are the implementing arm of the ultra-Orthodox establishment who make decisions on issues related to marriage, synagogue funding, mikvaot (ritual baths), burial arrangements, and kosher licensing. Because religious councils are so powerful, and male dominated, Shatil supports a network of women currently serving on local religious councils and encourages and trains women to run.

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