The Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County (JWF) is a philanthropic community of women, committed to expanding and improving opportunities and choices in all aspects of the lives of Jewish women and children’s lives. Through effective and strategic grant making, the Foundation enables and encourages our members to be advocates, leaders and agents of change.
Embracing both a “Jewish” and “gender” lens in our grant making, JWF Trustees direct funds to programs that promote economic security, legal reform, education, leadership development, health, and abuse prevention. Our model fosters strategic grant making for cutting-edge projects in the South Palm Beach County area, Israel and throughout the world.
Our members join JWF with varied backgrounds and experience, yet all share a strong desire for women to grow, learn and experience equality. Launched in 2003 with a few women around a dining room table, JWF has grown from this small group of visionary women into a strong group of over sixty dynamic trustees improving the lives of Jewish women and children throughout the world.
JWF is an incubator for informed Jewish philanthropists and leaders. Trustees have the unique opportunity to become empowered as funders, studying pressing issues that impact women and children, taking a hands-on approach to grant making, and learning how to use philanthropy to effect social change.
- Giving levels begin at $10,000 minimum commitment (payable over five years)
- Number of trustees: Over 60 and growing
- Trustees’ backgrounds include working and retired; professional women across all industry verticals, including attorneys, in private, public and government sectors; entrepreneurs; CPAs; and CEOs
- Several trustees have sold their companies and have chosen to be active philanthropists in our community and abroad
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Melissa Engelberg, Director, Grants & Program
561.852.3188 | MelissaE@bocafed.org