2023 Israel Granting Program

For NCJW local sections: Add your support to our Israel Granting Program (IGP), and help Israeli organizations and activists make a meaningful impact to strengthen Israeli society and democracy.

For IGP 2023 applicants: See our guidelines and application form. The deadline for this round of applications is February 28th, 2023.

About the 2023 Israel Granting Program (IGP)

The work of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) to advance equity and justice for women, children, and families reaches deep into the diverse mosaic of communities in Israel through our partners advancing gender justice there.

Established in the late 1990s, the Israel Granting Program (IGP) is a funding pool raised by NCJW’s network of advocates to support Israeli advocacy and service organizations. IGP deepens connections between American and Israeli feminists, is built on NCJW’s long legacy of support for the State and people of Israel, and has granted millions of dollars over the years to grassroots Israeli organizations.

NCJW is proud to launch our Israel Granting Program for 2023 — a significant year in which we mark the 75th anniversary of Israel’s founding.

Against the backdrop of very real threats to the democratic fabric of the State of Israel, our partners in Israel are extremely anxious about the rights and freedoms of women, children, and families and are working tirelessly and with a sense of great urgency to safeguard them.

We know that our collective power to drive change depends on our ability to work together to advance a common cause; cooperation among feminists in Israel will be key to overcoming the obstacles they face. To this end, the Israel Granting Program in 2023 will focus on collaborative initiatives and programs aiming to advance gender justice. This approach reinforces the strategy of our feminist leadership fellowship, Connecting for Impact (CFI), which aims to strengthen the Israeli feminist ecosystem through collaborative capacity building.

Because we know that events on the ground right now are very dynamic, and there are many urgent and extraordinary needs, we are offering two rounds of emergency grants over the next few months. The first round of grants will be allocated in March 2023, the second round in June 2023. Grants will be up to $10,000 each, and the number of grants we are able to offer will be dependent on the real-time fundraising efforts of our network in the US, through to May 2023.

For NCJW local sections

We invite our network of NCJW local sections to please give generously so that we can make a real difference in the lives of women, children, and families in Israel at this very critical moment. Use the form to the right to make your gift!

Save the dates: Kaffe with Kalela!

From February to June 2023, NCJW’s Israel Program Manager Kalela Lancaster will host monthly meet-ups for NCJW advocates to meet guests from the feminist field in Israel, and learn about the evolving situation there and its impact on women, children, and families. At these meetups, Kalela will also field questions and share more information about the areas of focus for IGP in 2023, and the types of initiatives NCJW is keen to support.

Kaffe with Kalela meetups will be held on the following dates:
  • Wednesday 10th May at 12pm ET / 9am PT
  • Wednesday 14th June at 12pm ET / 9am PT

Register here for the upcoming meetup.

For IGP 2023 applicants

We welcome applications from collaborative initiatives and programs aiming to advance gender justice. In particular, we encourage applications from power-building initiatives such as coalitions and organizing efforts.

You can submit this application form at any time, but to be considered for the first round of grants please submit your application by Tuesday February 28th. To be considered for the second round, please submit your application by Wednesday May 31st.

This form should be filled out by or on behalf of the lead organization in a collaborative initiative of at least two partners. The lead organization must be a registered Amutah.

Click here to apply for a grant from NCJW’s Israel Granting Program 2023.