Women donors volunteer their time to manage the fund and to oversee the grant making process. Since 1995, the Fund has awarded grants of over $235,000 benefitting nearly 60 local agencies. Today, the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund has over 250 members and encourages new members to join and become involved. Memberships start at $1,000, payable in two installments.

View a video of the local impact of the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund.


2018 Grant Recipients

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation
$5,000 for the Milwaukee Start Right program

COA Youth and Family Centers
$5,000 for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program Summer Expansion and the “Read Anywhere” Literacy Program

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
$5,000 for the Indoor Farm for At-Risk Youth

Grand Avenue Club
$5,000 for Increasing Self-Sufficiency of Women via Paid Employment

Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
$5,000 for the Road to Rainbow Program at Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp

Download 2019 JWEF Grant Application.

Contact Amy Blumenthal, Director of Women’s Philanthropy, at 414-390-5713.

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