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2024 Grantmaking Update

The Hadassah Foundation awards grants in four categories to Israeli and U.S. organizations: Visionary Partner, Core, Spark and Discretionary. If you represent an organization that meets the guidelines listed here and would like to be notified about funding...

Next Steps for Women in Israel

On December 19, hundreds of people attended "The War's Impact on Women in Israel," featuring Dr. Cochav Elkayam Levy of the Civil Commission on Oct. 7 Crimes By Hamas Against Women and Children ; Tal Hochman of Israel Women's Network; and Shirin Abu Amar Alkrinawi...

The War’s Impact on Women in Israel

More than 1,000 people registered for this December 19 program. Scroll down for biographies of the speakers. Find resources and action items shared by program speakers and cosponsors here. Learn more here about what the Hadassah Foundation and our grantee...

Conversation with HF Grantee Organization Forum Dvorah

At an October 16, 2023 program of the Hadassah Foundation, HF Board Member Negar Treister facilitated a conversation with Shanie Reichman and Alina Shkolnikov of HF grantee organization Forum Dvorah. A 2023 Core grant recipient, Forum Dvorah is a nonpartisan NGO...

Hadassah Foundation Awards Visionary Partner and Spark Grants

Moving Traditions, an organization that uses a gender lens to embolden North American Jewish youth to thrive, has been awarded a $130,000 “Visionary Partner” grant from the Hadassah Foundation. The organization, which combines positive psychology with Jewish...

Teaming Up to Respond to the Crisis in Israel

We are devastated by the massacre in Israel, the ongoing hostage situation, and the Israel-Hamas war. In response to the crisis in Israel, the Hadassah Foundation is making several emergency grants. We have also signed on to a statement with Hadassah, The Women’s...

Responding to the Crisis in Israel: Recommended Resources

We are all reeling from the horrible news coming out of Israel this past week. We know that many of you have been directly affected or have friends and loved ones that have been murdered, taken hostage, or injured – not to mention the hundreds of thousands of...

Responding to the Crisis in Israel: News from HF Grantees

We are all reeling from the horrible news coming out of Israel this past week. We know that many of you have been directly affected or have friends and loved ones that have been murdered, taken hostage, or injured – not to mention the hundreds of thousands of...

Why We Consulted Grantseekers Before Issuing an RFP

Earlier this year, the Hadassah Foundation was in the midst of preparing to launch a new category of grants. These “Spark Grants” would be new territory for us: investing in startup and emerging organizations. Our strategic plan included a commitment to seeking...

HF Grantees in the News

It's been a hot summer, and our grantees have been hard at work in both Israel and the United States. They are fighting to stop rollbacks of women's rights, to protect women from violence -- and much more. Our almost 25 years of grantmaking has helped cultivate and...

Israel Women’s Network Charts Measures Against Women

Women's rights are under attack in Israel right now. Fortunately, a strong community of women's rights NGOs and activists, exists -- developed and nurtured in large part by the Hadassah Foundation's almost 25 years of grantmaking -- and they are fighting back. The...

Meet Our Grantees: A Q&A with the Israel Women’s Network

Top leaders from the Israel Women's Network (IWN) joined us in our New York office recently to update us on their wide-ranging work and on some of the major issues facing Israeli women today. A longtime Hadassah Foundation grantee -- and one of five 2023 recipients...