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Jewish Women’s Foundation is making an impact

The Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh completed its 2017 grant making. A total of $75,000 was distributed for 11 grants to potentially impact 2,600 women and girls.

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The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh has completed its 2017 grant making, using its new approach to engage more trustees in all phases of its process.

The new evaluation worksheet helped it focus on the social change aspects of each proposal.

Lauren Goldblum and Joan Gurrentz led this year’s grant-making process. They were instrumental in implementing many of this year’s process improvements.

A total of $75,000 was distributed for 11 grants that are expected to potentially impact 2,600 women and girls.

The 2017 grant making funded proposals are:

Start-Up Grants: The Global Minds Initiative, $5,000, “Music: The Universal Language”; G.O Girls, $4,000, “Girl Talk”; Holocaust Center, $4,000, “Girls Empowerment Program”; and Tzohar Seminary, $5,000, “Tzohar Arts Integration.”

Small Grants: 3E Now, $7,000, “Prevention Education and Empowerment (PEET) Program”; Angel’s Place, $10,000, “Early Childhood Education and Family Support Program”; Jewish Healthcare Foundation, $10,000, “Women’s Health Activist Movement (WHAMglobal): Building a Refugee and Immigrant Community Health Worker Model”; Planned Parenthood, $10,000, “Peer Helpers Program”; SHIM, $5,000, “Ruling our eXperiences (ROX) Program for Girls”; Women’s Law Project, $5,000, “Breaking the Chains: Protecting the Rights of Incarcerated Women”; and Yeshiva Girls School, $10,000, “Healthy Women: Financial, Physical, Emotional and Mental Well-Being.” PJC

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