Our Impact


JWF

The Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (JWF)

seeks to expand and improve opportunities and choices in all aspects of Jewish women's and girls' lives through strategic and effective grantmaking. JWF empowers Jewish women as leaders, funders, and decision-makers.


We invest.

With a grantmaking endowment of $9 million, JWF invests in the security, well-being, and overall potential of Jewish women and girls.

JWF

JWF

We impact.

JWF mobilizes its collective power for social change to promote justice, equality, and empowerment for women and girls in our community and across the globe. We've awarded over $3.5 million in grants since 1997.


We collaborate.

JWF forms strategic partnerships and builds momentum on key issues impacting Jewish women and girls, partnering with 153 different programs to date.

JWF

JWF

We empower.

Over 350 Trustees sit at JWF's philanthropic table, a forum for Jewish women to be heard, to learn, to act, and to lead.


We unite.

JWF connects the passion, wisdom, and experience of over 40 multigenerational families serving as catalysts for change.

JWF

JWF

We transform.

With the vision of a just world in which every Jewish woman and girl can reach her full potential, JWF changes the landscape for Jewish women and girls—now and in the future.