Thank you for your interest in applying for a Women's Circle Grant from the The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. The Women's Giving Circle’s mission is to enhance the lives of Jewish women and children who need help and live in Israel. 


About Us


The Jewish Federation of Sarasota Manatee Women's Giving Circle, or Ma'agal Nashim, is a giving circle that empowers women as philanthropists, decision makers and agents of change.


The giving circle model multiplies individual actions, creating a tremendous collective impact with 100% of the funds directed towards the cause. Since its start in 2014, we have distributed more than $88,000 in grants to nonprofits in Israel that help women and children of all backgrounds live safer, healthier and more meaningful lives.  


It's through the power of collective philanthropy that we accomplish our mission.


There is one (1) Granting Cycle per year for agencies/organizations in Israel.  Grant applications are accepted prior to each cycle period with a funding response back to you within ninety (90) days of the close of the Granting Cycle.  The grants are for one year and support up to $6,000 in funding per grantee. Application Deadline is Dec. 31, 2016. 

*We will make our best effort to respond to your application within 90 days from the above referenced application dates. Also, please note that grant funds must be used within 12 months from the date of funding.



AUGUST 31: Grant Applications Open

DECEMBER 31: Grant Applications Close

MARCH 30, 2017: Grant Finalists Notified