We envision a world in which women are working within and across communities to inspire and drive economic, social, and political equality for all people.

What We Do

Hadassah Foundation programs and grants elevate and empower women and girls in leadership roles, confront gender-based violence, increase female political representation – and much more. In 25+ years of grantmaking, we have awarded more than $10 million to over 100 organizations in Israel and the United States.

Who We Are

We believe advancing gender equity in Israel and the United States through collective giving, relationship building, and education will foster lasting change and positive impact for individuals, their families and communities, and entire countries.

Featured Grant Recipients

The Hadassah Foundation awards grants in four categories to Israeli and U.S. organizations: Visionary Partner, Core, Spark and Discretionary

Moving Traditions

Hadassah Foundation’s 2023 Visionary Partner, Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth to thrive through the pursuit of personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of equity and justice (tzedek).


With the aim of increasing female representation in Israel's high-tech sector, QueenB offers after-school programming classes for teenage girls and creates a community of female students in the fields of computer science and engineering. 

Forum Dvorah members at the Knesset.

Forum Dvorah

The only organization in Israel focusing on gender equality in key decision-making positions in the fields of national security and foreign policy, Forum Dvorah manages a network of over 200 leading Israeli women in these fields and supports the next generation of leadership.

Sara Shapiro-Plevan leading a workshop.

Gender Equity in Hiring Project

The Gender Equity in Hiring Project challenges gender bias in hiring and employment processes in Jewish organizational life, to help women rise into positions of leadership. 

The meetings with [Hadassah Foundation grant recipient] WePower were life-changing for me. The encouragement, learning, and support, made me feel safe, brought back to me the desire to put myself in the front, and increased my self-confidence.”

Yasmin Fridman, Knesset Member

Our People

We build upon our feminist and Jewish values in everything that we do. We strive to embody the feminist leadership values of inclusion, innovation, transparency, and trust-based philanthropy — acting as consistent, reliable support to our grantees and turning to them for insight into their greatest needs.


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Meet Our Grantees

Our grant recipients in Israel and the United States address a variety of issues affecting those who identify as women and girls. Learn about our current and past grant recipients. Read More

For Grantseekers

The Hadassah Foundation awards grants in four categories to Israeli and U.S. organizations. Learn about our grants and how to apply. Read More