Women of Vision (WOV), the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, has issued grant allocations to three programs for the 2015-2016 fiscal year to expand opportunities for Jewish women and girls.
Women of Vision (WOV), the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, has issued grant allocations to three programs for the 2015-2016 fiscal year to expand opportunities for Jewish women and girls. The group awarded grants totaling $90,000 to Moving Traditions ($36,000), the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center ($36,000) and ATZUM-Justice Works ($18,000).
The grantees each share a commitment to improving the lives of Jewish women and girls. Moving Traditions focuses on Jewish self-discovery and diversity. The WOV grant will go toward “Healthy Sexuality: Creating and Launching a New Model for Jewish Teen Girls,” to guide teen girls to create healthy, Jewish sexual ethics. The Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) helps low- and moderate-income women in the Greater Philadelphia area achieve greater economic self-sufficiency. The WOV grant will go toward the Retirement Income Solutions (RIS) Program, which focuses on building the financial capabilities of women through supporting self-employment or re-entering the workforce. Finally, ATZUM-Justice Works, which aims to ameliorate social injustices in Israeli society, will use the WOV grant for the Task Force on Human Trafficking (TFHT). TFHT is building grassroots efforts to change legislation in Israel surrounding human trafficking, particularly in regard to sexual trafficking.
WOV invited nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region to submit a grant request for up to $36,000 in the following areas: health and well-being, education and leadership and economic security. Israeli organizations were invited to submit a grant request for up to $18,000 with a focus on economic security.
“Our grants reflect the richness and complexity of our mission, balancing our vision to empower Jewish women and girls with our desire to reach out to disenfranchised women in our broader local community,” said Penni Blaskey, WOV Chair.
From 2001 to 2015, WOV has distributed $600,000 to numerous nonprofit organizations, including Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Hadera Development Fund, Challah for Hunger, Jewish Family and Children’s Service and the Mitzvah Food Project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
WOV is dedicated to improving the lives of Jewish women and girls. The foundation comprises more than 500 Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds who use the power of collective giving to find long-term solutions to problems and issues that impact Jewish women and girls. WOV is a permanent foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
For more information, contact Susan Lundy at [email protected] or 215-832-0849, or visit jewishphilly.org/wov.