JWGF Awards $100K


Baltimore City was the big winner of grant money awarded from the Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation of Baltimore, a program of Associated Women within The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. A total of $108,600 was granted to seven organizations that improve the lives of women and girls, six of which are located in Baltimore and one in Israel.

“We were compelled by the recent unrest in Baltimore City to focus our funding this year here at home. And we were very fortunate to have very strong proposals from organizations that will put our resources to immediate and good use improving the lives of women and girls in Baltimore City,” said Julie Sakin, chair of the foundation.

The grants were awarded to Adelante Latina, which received $10,000 to support an after-school college preparatory program for underprivileged Latina girls grades 10-12 in the Baltimore City Public School System; Caroline Center, which received $11,200 to support its mission of providing tuition-free career and life-skills training to unemployed and underemployed women in Baltimore; CHANA, which received $20,000 to finance the production of a video that CHANA will use to educate youth, spread awareness and inspire financial support; Enterprise Community Partners, which received $20,000 to support the Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY) program in the Sandtown-Winchester and Park Heights neighborhoods; Healthcare for the Homeless, which received $20,000 to support preventive and restorative dental care for women and girls experiencing homelessness; The Jewish Agency for Israel: Alma Pre-Army Academy (in Israel), which received $8,000 to support a six-month educational and leadership program for underprivileged, high-potential young Israeli women; and the Edward A. Myerberg Center, which received $19,400 to support the Happiest Home Program to
enable low-income, elderly Jewish women to age in place at Weinberg Woods, a rent-subsidized independent living facility adjacent to the Myerberg Center.

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