Continuing its commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of women and girls in Washington, DC and beyond, the Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington (TOWF) awarded a record $145,000 in grants to 13 organizations in its eighth year.

TOWF’s grant recipients include local Jewish organizations, programs focused on local low-income immigrant women, and Israel-based nonprofits. The grantees affect change by addressing issues such as social justice and political training for emerging leaders, prevention of gender-based violence for African refugees, economic empowerment through small business training, abusive relationship prevention through teen education and advocacy for women’s rights during Jewish divorce.

The grantee organizations can be found here.

The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation is the only Jewish giving vehicle in the Greater Washington area that offers women a voice and a vote in supporting causes that impact the lives of women and girls. They achieve this by pooling their charitable donations and then, together, deciding how to allocate funds.