Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
The Hadassah Foundation is seeking proposals for projects, curricula, and training programs that will enhance the leadership capacity of Jewish girls and young women ages 12-30 in the United States. All applications, to be submitted by email only, are due by February 10, 2017. The grant term will be July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018. The Foundation will provide a limited number of one-year grants of up to $40,000, and one three-year grant of up to $25,000 a year for three years.
Complete guidelines, as well as the cover sheet and project budget sheet that all applicants are required to use, can be downloaded at www.hadassahfoundation.org.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Staffers at two current Foundation grantees in Israel--Orit Sulitzeanu, Executive Director of the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel, and Maki Hacham Neeman, founder, and Tamar Schwarz, CEO, of Women's Spirit--as well as Efrat Pudem, who works for a former grantee, the Tmura Center—were lauded for their work on behalf of women victims of violence at a special ceremony at the Israel President's residence late last month.
The women all received the Minister of Social Equality 2016 Award for Organizations Fighting Violence against Women to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The Award – given for the first time in Israel – was granted to five organizations that significantly contributed to combating violence against women in Israel.
The Minister for Social Equality, Gila Gamliel, said in her speech that: "The violence against women crosses sectors. It is a problem for all of us and is reflected at all levels, and therefore should be fought against using new legislation initiatives, stronger enforcement measures, more educational means and rapid developing of legal tools. A healthy society should encourage and acknowledge the importance of organizations operating to eradicate violence against women and humankind. I pledge to introduce soon a national plan to combat violence against women, with the aim of having zero incidents of violence against them. This is not just a wishful thinking; it rather is a strategic objective essential to securing the social strength of Israel."
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
This past year, 5776, has been a strong year for The Hadassah Foundation!
- We awarded $550,000 to outstanding groups in the United States and in Israel that are bringing the issues of women and girls from the margins to the center of Jewish concern—up from $450,000 last year;
- We awarded the eighth annual Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize to Lilach Tzur Ben-Moshe, who founded and directs a Foundation grantee, Turning the Tables, which offers vocational training in the fashion industry to Israeli women looking to exit prostitution;
- We released a new video about the Foundation and our Tannenbaum Prize winner, which is now posted on YouTube; and
- 10 current and former Foundation grantees have been cited by the Slingshot Fund as being among the most innovative organizations in the Jewish community.
In the coming year, we anticipate a range of activities in honor of our "chai" year of grant making, and hope you will help us mark this achievement!
As we count our blessings as we begin the new year, we also redouble our commitment to tikkun olam. Your support of The Hadassah Foundation helps improve the lives women and girls in both the U.S. and Israel. Please consider making a donation at www.tinyurl.com/hfgift. Your contribution will enable us to find solutions to gender inequality in our lifetimes.
We wish you and your loved ones a Shana Tova!