Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Our New RFP for US Grants

The Hadassah Foundation is now 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. The Foundation anticipates that this will continue to be the focus of its American grant making in 2015, and potentially in 2016 as well. All applications, to be submitted by email only, are due by March 28, 2014. The grant term will be July 1, 2014--June 30, 2015. Complete guidelines, as well as the cover sheet and project budget sheet that all applicants are required to use, can be downloaded here or here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stopping Work to Stop Gender Inequality in Israel

Last month, under the aegis of our grantee, Shutafot, hundreds of women across Israel took a coordinated “break” in the name of gender and economic justice.  During this 15-minute work stoppage, the women educated their fellow workers about the myriad forms of discrimination that Israeli women face in the workforce, and encouraged them to sign a petition calling for the end of this inequality.

You can read a full account of the campaign here.

Shutafot is a coalition comprised of six leading women's organization's in Israel (including several Hadassah Foundation grantees.) It is funded by The Jewish Women’s Collaborative International Fund (JWCIF) which is comprised of seventeen Jewish Women’s Foundations/Funds of North America and Israel, including the Hadassah Foundation.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Happy Ending

Back in April, the Hadassah Foundation board visited Israel, including its grantee Yedid. During that visit, we learned about (and blogged about) a client of theirs--a graphic designer--who was fired by her employer when they found out that she was pregnant.

Yedid has just told us that as of last week, they had won their case.  The fired worker received 30,000 NIS (about $8,600) in compensation. Congratulations!