The San Francisco Jewish Women’s Fund has awarded grants totaling $198,000 to five organizations that focus on health, leadership development and economic security.
The four-year-old SFJWF, part of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation, is dedicated to helping woman and girls in the Jewish community succeed.
The largest of the grants, $75,000, will go to Hebrew Free Loan to establish the San Francisco Jewish Women’s Loan Fund, which will provide interest-free loans and give Bay Area Jewish women additional access to capital.
The winners of the organization’s 2018 grants also include At the Well, which will receive $45,000 to support its Bay Area hub, and the Jerusalem-based Center for Women’s Justice, which will get $40,000 to support work in Israel to ensure women’s rights.
Oakland-based Ignite will get $13,000 to fund a pilot leadership program with San Francisco State’s Hillel chapter and Shalom Bayit will receive $25,000 to update and implement its “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” curriculum to stop dating violence and abusive behavior in teen relationships.