About Us

The Hadassah Foundation’s grants and programs:

  • Support the leadership advancement of women and girls.
  • Break glass ceilings to allow women and girls opportunities to succeed in all spheres of life.
  • Increase female political representation.
  • Eliminate religious barriers that create unequal or separate playing fields for women.

HOW WE DO IT

We accomplish our goals through grantmaking with a gender lens, supporting organizations that build upon the unique strengths, perspectives, and experiences of women and girls. In turn, we create lasting social change, transforming individual lives, institutions, public policies, and entire communities.

OUR STORY

The Hadassah Foundation was established by the Hadassah National Board in 1998 as a supporting organization to refocus the priorities of the Jewish community through innovative and creative funding to improve gender equality in the United States and Israel.

Today, the Hadassah Foundation is one of the largest Jewish women’s funds in the country. We have awarded $10 million in grants to nearly 110 non-profit organizations that work with women and girls of all backgrounds in Israel and in the Jewish community in the United States.  Our grants and programs:

  • Support the leadership advancement of women and girls.
  • Break glass ceilings to allow women and girls opportunities to succeed in all spheres of life.
  • Increase female political representation.
  • Eliminate religious barriers that create unequal or separate playing fields for women.