The Hadassah Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for Israeli organizations working to help low-income women in Israel achieve economic independence. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for programs that provide training in savings, asset development, and pension planning for women; grassroots resources and training for women; legal and policy advocacy; business development services that help women who own businesses improve their outreach and marketing; and leadership development initiatives that increase the number and capacity of women in positions of leadership. The foundation rarely funds entrepreneurship or financial planning programs that take place in only one location, and rarely invests directly in a cooperative or other business. To be eligible, organizations must have amutah or mossad tziburi status.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions, visit the Hadassah Foundation website. All applications are due by July 30, 2014.