2013 Women's Endowment Fund Grant Recipients

The Women's Endowment Fund supports programs that empower and improve the lives of women and girls locally and in Israel. In fiscal year 2013, Women's Endowment Fund grants totaling $16,100 were awarded to eight projects, including:

Latet Atid
Latet Atid is a microfinance and business development program assisting low-income women in Israel's periphery to become financially independent by developing business skills and starting small businesses.

Orr Shalom for Children and Youth at Risk
The program provides educational intervention for girls ages 12-18 living in Orr Shalom's family group homes.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, for Eshet Chayil
Eshet Chayil (A Woman of Valor) is a national program helping underprivileged Israeli women working in low-paying jobs to advance in the workplace through training, support groups and mentoring.

Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center
The grant funded recording the testimony of a local female Holocaust survivor and to archive artifacts, maps, photographs and other resources.

Check Your Boobies
In partnership with Hillel, Jewish sororities and other University of Washington groups, Check Your Boobies sponsored events encouraging women to learn self-examination for breast cancer and understand the necessity of early detection.

Jewish Family Service
The grant funded art workshops offered by Project DVORA in order to help women develop personal resources, strength and community bonds for healing and growing after experiencing domestic violence.

ELI
The program helps children in foster care to return home. Single mothers who once were abusive or neglectful undergo intensive therapy, parental guidance and supervision, as well as job and literacy training.

Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle
The grant funded Sukkat Shlomykha, an initiative promoting the value of kindness in school through older students modeling and teaching it to younger students.