Women’s Endowment Fund (WEF) Grants provide up to $10,000 for programs and projects that improve the lives of girls and women in the Western Washington Jewish community. Grants are awarded every two years.
All community grants are subject to the Federation’s grant-making, marketing, co-sponsorship, and partnership guidelines. Please click here to review the guidelines.
$10,000 to Friendship Circle of Washington – Mom’s Night Out
Mom’s Night Out is a monthly gathering of Jewish mothers of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We host a two-hour activity or outing out at various locations in the community, facilitated by our Program Director and special guests. Over dinner, a facilitated art activity, a boat ride on Lake Union, or another outing, we keep the following objectives at the forefront: Empower participants with strategies to prioritize their own self-care and mental health; Create a powerful community, enabling Jewish mothers of children with special needs to receive peer support and know they are not alone; Arm mothers with critical resources and information for their children’s future.
$10,000 to Jewish Family Service – Project DVORA Domestic Violence Services
Established in 1999, Project DVORA is Jewish Family Service’s (JFS) trauma-informed recovery program for survivors of domestic violence (DV). This program includes a range of survivor-driven services, including advocacy, legal assistance, case management, counseling, and basic needs assistance. We also lead trainings at local schools and synagogues. Our goal is to create a community that supports healthy relationships and has the capacity to respond to DV incidents. JFS requests $10,000 to add a community engagement and advocacy manager to our Project DVORA team. This position will expand program engagement with Seattle’s Jewish community while also advocating for DV survivors’ rights.
$10,000 to Jewish Mothers of Metropolitan Seattle – Momentum Year Long Journey
Jewish Mothers of Metropolitan Seattle (JMOMS) started in 2010 when the first group of Jewish mothers from Seattle participated in Momentum Unlimited’s Year of Growth Program. Momentum Unlimited is a worldwide organization and their Year of Growth programs fosters unity without uniformity in local communities by sending local Jewish moms to Israel on a mostly subsidized trip. Upon returning, the cohort continues their community building and learning for one year. The cohort forms a tight bond with frequent lifelong friendships being made. Momentum requires the local partner organization, JMOMS, to financially contribute toward the Year of Growth. The goal is to send 13 women in 2023 and 13 women or more in 2024 and continuing forward.