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Jewish Women’s Foundation Awards $75,000 to Essex County Agencies Supporting Women, Girls 

By rlsmetro on
Essex County

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWFNJ), a giving circle of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, has awarded $75,000 in competitive grants to three local nonprofit organizations working to impact women and girls.

Since its formation in 2007, JWFNJ has awarded grants to more than 70 organizations in New Jersey and Israel, totaling more than $1.3 million.

Pam Greenwood, the foundation’s director, said, “JWF partners with agencies in our community whose mission is to transform the lives of women and girls.

We are confident that our grantees have the drive and experience to accomplish their goals.”    

Grants awarded include:   

Health: Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, $25,000 for Teen LINKS and School Sexual Health Education, which will provide intensive training to high school girls in sexual education, peer advocacy, and digital impact.  Click HERE for their website.   

Domestic Abuse: The Safe House is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, $25,000 for The Safe House Kitchen Renovation, which will allow for necessary upgrades at a shelter that provides temporary housing for women and children.  Click HERE for their website.   

Girls’ Empowerment: SHE Wins Inc., $25,000 for the #SELF Program, which will assist high school girls in the Newark area to develop their social-emotional learning, leadership, and college and career readiness skills. Click HERE for their website.   

JWFNJ will award $5,000 Impact grants to local nonprofits this coming November. 

For more information about JWFNJ and the programs it’s supported, click HERE