Mission and Vision

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York imagines a world in which all women and girls are ensured a healthy and supportive environment…a world in which we all have equal opportunity for economic, religious, social, and political achievement.

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York works to make this world a reality by providing education on vital issues, funding innovative programs, engaging in advocacy efforts, and encouraging our members to view all philanthropic giving through a Jewish and gender lens.

What We Do

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York’s leading voice and presence raises the consciousness of a broad-based community to the issues affecting women and girls. To achieve change, we provide organizations that are founded and/or run by exemplary women with a platform of support and guidance to help create and sustain social change programs with missions aligned with the goals of the Foundation. To supplement our grantmaking, JWFNY educates the community and advocates for policies that positively impact women and girls at the local, federal, and international level. JWFNY is uniquely positioned to create long lasting, systemic and impactful change. Members of JWFNY have the opportunity to hone and share their philanthropic voice to affect change in New York, Israel, and around the globe.