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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We stand up for what is right.

We stand up for what is right.

The disturbing events in Charlottesville and the elevated problems in our country and around the world need our attention and our philanthropic leadership. JWF gives us the opportunity to stand up for what is right - for tolerance, civility, and kindness - and against...

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Ending Child Marriage in Florida

Ending Child Marriage in Florida

Grantee partner Unchained at Last's movement to end child marriage in America has spread to another state: Florida! State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto and Majority Leader Wilton Simpson last week introduced SB 140 to end all marriage before 18, and Rep. Daisy Baez has...

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JWF  Monthly Update – July 28, 2017

JWF Monthly Update – July 28, 2017

We hope you are enjoying the summer months. As you can see in the update below, Lisa and I were recently in Israel. We met with several of the inspiring women, who lead organizations in Israel that JWF supports through our grants process. Our grants in Israel empower...

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Monthly Update – June 23, 2017

Monthly Update – June 23, 2017

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...

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Teen Philanthropy Featured

Teen Philanthropy Featured

Teen Philanthropy in the News! No Small Change was featured in the Palm Beach Post and in the Palm Beach Daily News (the Shiny Sheet). Our No Small Change teen philanthropy & leadership program is innovative & unique - teaching grant making through a gender...

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JWF on TV!

JWF on TV!

The future of philanthropy is bright! The 2016-17 inaugural cohort of No Small Change awarded $12,800 to Dress for Success Palm Beaches and Gender Justice. Check out recent news coverage celebrating the success of No Small Change in its pilot year! NSC on local news -...

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