WAEF grants now available


The Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund (WAEF) of the Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Rhode Island is pleased to announce a request for proposals for 2023 Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund grants. Established in 1993, the WAEF benefits Jewish women and children by supporting educational, health, cultural, and social services and programs worldwide. More than 130 women have contributed to the fund.

The WAEF encourages proposals for new or existing programs and services that benefit Jewish women and/or children and have the potential for long-term impact. Grants may fund, for example, program-specific supplies/equipment, specialized staff, travel, etc. Grants will not be awarded for administration equipment/supplies or payroll, for multi-year funding, or to organizations that have been operating for less than two years.

All Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and overseas Jewish organizations, agencies and synagogues whose mission aligns with that of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island may submit grant requests. WAEF encourages applicants to find community partners, which need not be Jewish in affiliation. For overseas proposals, preference is given to those providing services in our partner regions of Warsaw, Poland / Afula-Gilboa, Israel / Rosario, Argentina.

Interested organizations are welcome to request applications by emailing endowment@jewishallianceri.org. Proposals are due by March 1, 2023. To discuss a potential proposal, contact Jennifer Zwirn at jzwirn@jewishalliance.org or 401-421-4111, ext. 102.

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