Women's Endowment Fund Now Accepting Grant Proposals

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Women’s Endowment Fund (WEF), a designated fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation, is seeking grant proposals, to fund new and/or innovative projects, programs or services that enhance the lives of Twin Cities women and/or children in the Jewish community and beyond.

Grants are considered to fund experimental, innovative and/or new projects, program or services not included in the operating budget of the applicant. Grants are not available to fund normal operating costs or programs or services that are currently being offered by the applicant. Grants are not available to fund basic needs (e.g. food and shelter). Grant decisions will favor projects, programs and services that seek to create long-term benefits for women and/or children. A portion of the funding available will be disbursed to fund programs that largely serve Jewish women and/or children.

Grants will be made only to organizations that are public charities and meet the requirements of Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Programs for which funds are requested must relate to the goals and purposes of the grant applicant.

The availability funds from other sources will be taken into consideration in making grant awards. All proposals must indicate how the funded project will impact Twin Cities women and/or children in the Jewish community and beyond.

Grant will be awarded in amounts up to of $10,000. Grants are normally made on a one-time basis. Organizations may receive up to two consecutive years of grant funding per program.

For more information about the Women’s Endowment Fund, past grants, and a grant application, please go to www.jewishminneapolis.org, Community Resources, Grants, Women’s Endowment Fund.

Grant proposals should be submitted electronically to communityimpact@mplsfed.org or send in hard copy to:

Community Impact Department

Minneapolis Jewish Federation

13100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 200

Minnetonka, MN 55305


Grant proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, October 30, 2015 to be considered. We will confirm receipt of your application within two business days after receipt.

Questions may be directed to the Minneapolis Jewish Federation Community Impact Department at communityimpact@mplsfed.org or (952) 417-2314.

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