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The Hadassah Foundation

The Hadassah Foundation invests in social change to empower girls and women in Israel and the United States. Our grants and programs:

ABOUT US

We promote gender equality in positions of power in Israel and the United States.
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OUR GRANTS

Learn about the organizations we support and their innovative programming.
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HOW TO APPLY

We offer grants to organizations that utilize a gender lens and create social change.
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WHO WE ARE

The Foundation’s professional and volunteer leadership drive its strategy and vision.
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ABOUT US

The Hadassah Foundation’s grants and programs:

  • Support the leadership advancement of women and girls.
  • Break glass ceilings to allow all people opportunities to succeed in all spheres of life.
  • Increase female political representation.
  • Eliminate religious barriers that create unequal or separate playing fields for women.

HOW WE DO IT

We accomplish our goals through grantmaking with a gender lens, supporting organizations that build upon the unique strengths, perspectives, and experiences of women and girls. In turn, we create lasting social change, transforming individual lives, institutions, public policies, and entire communities.

OUR STORY

The Hadassah Foundation was established by the Hadassah National Board in 1998 as a supporting organization to refocus the priorities of the Jewish community through innovative and creative funding to improve gender equality in the United States and Israel.

Today, the Hadassah Foundation is one of the largest Jewish women’s funds in the country. We have awarded $9 million in grants to nearly 110 non-profit organizations that work with women and girls of all backgrounds in Israel and in the Jewish community in the United States.

WHO WE ARE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sue Beller, Chair
Meg Offit Gold, Vice Chair
Phyllis Silverstein, Treasurer
Roz Garber Toledano, Secretary
Livia Asher
Dina Bakst
Jacquie Bayley
Renee Evans
Aimee Falchuk
Stephanie Garry
Joanna Golden
Beverly Goldsmith
Helaine Ohayon
Linda Saker
Diane Sigel
Ellen Soffar Steinberg
Anna Solomon
Tracey Spiegelman
Audrey Weiner

DIRECTOR
Stephanie Blumenkranz

Stephanie works in close partnership with the Board to implement the goals of the Foundation and deepens the impact of the Foundation’s grantmaking. She previously served as Associate Director at the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York, where she oversaw $3.2 million in grants to 137 programs in 21 countries. She played an instrumental role in strengthening their grant making practices, growing and engaging their donor base, and creating impactful education campaigns.

Stephanie has experience as the External Affairs Associate at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, and as the Special Assistant to the Commissioner at New York City Children’s Services.

Originally from Northern New Jersey, Stephanie lives with her husband Gregory and son Zachary on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

FORMER BOARD CHAIRS
Barbara Dobkin, Founding Chair
Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson
Donna Gerson
Carol M. Joseph
Julie Morris, Immediate Past Chair
Rabbi Suzanne Offit
 
FOUNDING DIRECTOR
Linda Altshuler
 

OUR GRANTS

We support programs that promote gender equality in positions of power in Israel and the United States. Our goals are to advance the leadership of women and girls, break glass ceilings so all people can succeed, increase the representation of women in politics, and eliminate religious barriers that create unequal or separate playing fields for women.

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HOW TO APPLY

Grants to Organizations in Israel
Each summer, we issue an closed invitation to submit a grant proposal to Israeli organizations. If you are an Israeli organization that meets the guidelines listed below, and would like to be included in the next invitation to apply for a grant, please send an email to hadassahfoundation@hadassah.org with a brief description of your organization and your contact information.

Grants to Organizations in the United States
The Hadassah Foundation is Currently Requesting Grant Applications from US-Based Organizations.  Completed grant proposals are due by noon on Thursday, February 11h.  The Hadassah Foundation will be awarding grants of $40,000 - $70,000, paid out over two years. This request for proposal is an open invitation, so please forward to anyone you think may be interested.  Funding is available for new or existing programs or for general operating support. Program support is available for programs that utilize a gender lens and are designed to create sustainable social change for women and girls. General Operating Support will only be offered to feminist organizations that utilize a gender lens throughout their organization and all programming.  For more information please review the complete Request for Proposals

If you are interested in learning more and completing a grant proposal, please take the following steps:

  1. Review all information in The Hadassah Foundation 2021 Request for Proposals for US Organizations.
  2. The Hadassah Foundation is using the Common Grants Applicationas its system to receive and review grant applications. To learn how to complete a grant application on the Common Grants Application System watch a short video.
  3.  Register your organization as an applicant on the Common Grants Application.
  4. Log-in to the system to complete the grant proposal. 

 Completed grant proposals are due by the end of the day on Thursday, February 11th.  Please direct your questions to hadassahfoundation@hadassah.org or 212-303-4501.

OUR BLOG

www.blog.hadassahfoundation.org

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Donate to the Hadassah Foundation

Issues that affect women and girls are often relegated to the margins of Jewish concern. We invite you to change lives in Israel and the United States by investing in the Hadassah Foundation. Your contribution will help women and girls achieve their full potential.

Can we count on your support to help us strengthen and empower girls and women in the United States and Israel? All donations go directly to our grant making!

Yes, I want to support the work of the Hadassah Foundation!

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Israel Travel

israeltravel@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

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