Welcome to JWF

Giving Together/Granting for Change

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWF) transforms the lives of individual women and girls through hands-on philanthropy and collective grant making. Through our giving, we invite women to be agents for change and to positively impact the lives of women and girls in New Jersey and beyond.

Since 2007, JWF grants and special initiatives have raised awareness of pressing issues and made a sustainable difference in women’s and girl’s lives at all levels:

  • Local: Make the Road New Jersey, Elizabeth, New Jersey – Immigrant Women Leadership and Media Training
  • State: Volunteer Lawyers for Justice – New Jersey Trafficking Victims Legal Assistance Program
  • National: National JWF Funding Collaborative – Fostering Employment Equity for Women in Israel
  • International: Rauch Nashit – Financial Management for Women Victims of Violence
  • Special Initiatives: National Council of Jewish Women – Women Veterans’ Initiative

SAVE THE DATE! November 2, 2017
JWF’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Join us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary with an event highlighting the difference that JWF’s support has made through the work of the agencies we fund and the women and girls whose lives they have transformed. Details to follow. read more

News & Events

JWF Sponsors the Opening Film of the 2017 NJ Jewish Film Festival The Zookeeper’s Wife (March 19, 2017 – NJ film premiere)
As part of its 10th anniversary year of events, which both celebrates JWF’s accomplishments over the past decade as well as highlights… more

In Her Combat Boots/Stories & Challenges of Women Veterans
On March 30 NCJW, a JWF grantee partner, hosted In Her Combat Boots, a Lunch and Learn event funded by JWF’s Special Initiative Grant. The Women Veterans Initiative – JWF’s first special initiative — comprised two years of research, community education… more

JWF Takes a Leadership Role in the National JWF Funding Collaborative in Israel
JWF and 15 other JWFs from across the country are pooling their funding to create a two-year grant that will address the conditions of women who work as contract laborers... more

New Focus for JWF’s 2017-2018 Special Initiative is Announced
The Special Initiatives Committee of JWF has identified a new focus area for its next special initiative – the acculturation and integration of women and girls who are new immigrants to the United States and are now living in our communities... more


“Thanks to the generous support of Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey, Partners for Women and Justice is able to help hundreds of low-income women, many with incredible strength, courage and determination, secure protections for themselves and their children as they deal with domestic violence and other family law issues.”

Jane M. Hanson, Esq.,
Executive Director, Partners for Women and Justice