Women’s Giving Circle

About WGC

Past Grant Recipients

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About Women’s Giving Circle

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 $450,000 in grants to 95 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. 

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Individual Giving Officer

Past Grant Recipients

Each year, WGC distributes grants to nonprofit organizations in Israel who help fulfill our mission.  


 

2024

 $66,000 total in grants awarded 

  • American Friends of Rabin Medical Center: Emergency trauma care and support for Israeli nurses, doctors, wartime casualties, trauma patients & released hostages  $10,000
  • Beit Ruth Educational & Therapeutic Village: Keeping Beit Ruth’s Girls and Staff Safe During Wartime  $10,000
  • Crossroads – Teen Crisis Hotline  $10,000
  • Galil Golan Rape Crisis Center: Support and education for evacuees during the 2023 war with Hamas  $10,000
  • Hut HaMeshulash: Feeding Vulnerable Street Children  $10,000
  • Neve Michael Childrens Village: Neve Michael’s Emergency Response Program  $10,000
  • Connections 20/80: Support of underprivileged older female adults during wartime in Israel  $6,045
2023

 $39,000 total in grants awarded 

  • DVI – Dental Volunteers for Israel: Free Dental Care for At-Risk Youth and Abused Women $6,000.00
  • The First Beit Micha Founded by Dr. Ezra Korine (1954): Hearing Aids for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants of Beit Micha  $6,000.00
  • American Friends of Leket: Rescued Meals for “Ofek Nashim” – Women’s Horizon Empowerment Program  $6,000.00
  • Orr Shalom for Children and Youth at Risk: Safe Haven Overnight Camp  $5,000.00
  • No2 Violence Against Women: Starting Over  $5,000.00
  • La’Ofek – Hope for the Future: Achotenu-Nachshonim – Academic Medical/Para-Medical Training Program for Ethiopian-Israeli Women $5,000.00
  • One of Us: Achat mishelanu (One of Us girls) $3,000.00
  • ELI: Israel Association for Child Protection: Protection and Prevention and Awareness of Abuse of Girls and Women in the ultra-Orthodox community  $3,000.00
2022

$39,146 total in grants awarded 

  • Beit Ruth for Young Women & Girls At-Risk: Oral Health as a Path to Physical and Emotional Well-Being $4,128.00
  • Crossroads: “COLORING THE STREETS” OUTREACH PROGRAM (CTS)  $4,000.00
  • DVI- Dental Volunteers for Israel: Free Dental Care for At-Risk Youth and Abused Women  $4,878.00
  • itworks-Empowering: People Single Mothers from Poverty to Careers  $4,878.00
  • Kaima Nahalal Project Step Up:  An initiative to provide wrap-around services for highly troubled girls and young women in Israel’s peripheries $4,378.00
  • Malki Foundation: Paramedical Therapies for Children with Disabilities $4,378.00
  • No2 Violence Against Women: Starting Over  $4,128.00
  • Orr Shalom for Children and Youth at Risk: Safe Haven Overnight Camp $4,378.00
  • Ruach Dromit (Southern Wind): The Center for Complementary Treatment for Negev Citizens Fighting Cancer: Cancer Care for Children in Southern Israel  $4,000.00
2021

$34,000 total in grants awarded 

  • DVI – Dental Volunteers for Israel: Free Dental Care  for At-Risk Youth and Abused Women $6,000.00 
  • Mavoi Satum: ”From Strength to Strength” empowerment program for Jewish women trapped in unwanted marriages $  6,000.00 
  • Beit Ruth for Young Women and Girls At Risk: Computers for 21st Century Learning $5,000.00 
  • ELEM – Youth in Distress: Young Women Activists Group $4,000.00 
  • Beit Micha: Parent Assistance Program, for Families of Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Infants $5,000.00 
  • AMERICAN FRIENDS OF RABIN MEDICAL CENTER (AFRMC): Rabin Medical Center’s Breast Cancer Unit – BRCA Multidisciplinary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Clinic $4,000.00 
  • The Dr. Israel Goldstein Youth Village: Residence for Lone Soldiers $4,000.00 
    2020

    $41,374 total in grants awarded 

    • American Friends of Leket Israel:  Feeding Israel’s Children At Risk $6,000.00
    • Dental Volunteers for Israel – DVI: Free Dental Care for At-Risk Youth and Abused Women $5,687.00
    • The Dr. Israel Goldstein Youth Village:  Residence for Lone Soldiers $5,687.00
    • IDF Widows and Orphans Organization: Otzma “Strength” Camps $4,000.00
    • Friends for the Comunity in Israel: “Project Petel” in the city of Sderot near the Gaza Strip $4,000.00
    • Machshava Tova: Let’s Tech! for Teenage Girls at Risk $4,000.00
    • Crossroads: Teen Crisis Hotline $4,000.00
    • Beit Micha, Tel-Aviv:  Replenishment of Beit Micha’s Loaner Bank of Hearing Aids $4,000.00
    • RESPECS Frames for the Needy: Prescription eyeglasses for women in need $4,000.00
    2019

    $57,844 total in grants awarded 

    • Mavoi Satum: Building a New Future—Emotional Support for mesoravot get (Jewish women denied a divorce) $5,922.00
    • DVI – Dental Volunteers for Israel: Free Dental Care for At-Risk Youth and Abused Women $5,000.00 
    • YEDID -The Association for Community Empowerment in Israel: Women’s Voices $4,500.00 
    • Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center in memory of founding member Linda Feldman: Sexual Violence Prevention Education Afterschool Program for At-Risk Youth $4,500.00
    • ELI: Israel Association for Child Protection: School-based Cyberbullying Prevention and Awareness $5,500.00
    • JobKatif Achotenu: academic nurses training program for Ethiopian-Israelis $5,922.00
    • ZAKA – Search and Rescue: K-9 Leadership Training and Empowerment Program for Youth at Risk $5,500.00
    • Orr Shalom for Children and Youth at Risk:  Orr Shalom Safe Haven Camps for Orphans $4,500.00 
    • Kaima Nahalal: Project Lavender $4,500.00  
    • RES-SPECS Frames for the Needy: Prescription eyeglasses for women in need $6,000.00
    • Yozmot Atid:  Taking the Leap—A small business incubator program for Israeli women earners from the lowest income brackets $6,000.00 
        2018

        $40,788 total in grants awarded 

        • Orr Shalom for Children and Youth at Risk:Essential Clothing and Equipment Packs for Children at Risk $6,000.00 
        • Ethiopian National Project: ENP SPACE (School Performance and Community Empowerment) Scholastic Assistance Program for Ethiopian-Israeli Girls $6,000.00 
        • Crossroads: Online Help Line and Crisis Intervention $5,000.00 
        • Economic Empowerment for Women:Business of One’s Own  $5,000.00 
        • Mavoi Satum:Building a New Future—Emotional Support for mesoravot get (Jewish women denied a divorce)  $4,697.00 
        • TIKVOT:Abba’s friends   $4,697.00 
        • ELI: Israel Association for Child Protection:ELI/ IDF partnership—working with female sexually abused soldiers  $4,697.00 
        • American Friends of Leket Israel:Feeding Israel’s Youth At Risk $4,697.00 
            2017

            $50,000 total in grants awarded 

            • Israel Phliharmonic Orchestra: The Orchestra of the Little Hearts $6,000.00 
            • Artist 4 Israel: Healing Arts Kits for Emergency First Aid for the Mind and Spirit $5,000.00 
            • Ethiopian National Project (ENP): ENP SPACE   $5,000.00 
            • Shabatai Levi Home: Sexual Abuse Survivor Therapy at the Mother/child Unit $6,000.00 
            • Mavoi Satum: Building a New Future  $6,000.00 
            • Orr Shalom: Essential Clothing & Equipment Packs for Orphans at Risk   $6,000.00 
            • Krembo Wings: Support of Krembo Wings Young Community Leaders Counselor training Program – Tsfat Branch $6,000.00 
            • Bat Melech:  Animal Therapy for Battered Orthodox Women and their children $2,000.00 
            • Economic Empowerment for Women: A Business of One’s Own  $5,000.00 
            • Crossroads: Teen Crisis Hotline $3,000.00 
                2016

                $40,000 total in grants awarded 

                • Friends for the Community in Israel : “Strengthening Sderot” $5,000.00
                • Am. Friends of the Jordan River Village Family: Family Weekends & Support Networks for Israeli Families of Sick Children   $2,500.00 
                • NATAL: Girls Under Fire – Social Empowerment and Resiliency for Girls at Risk  $2,500.00 
                • First Hug Assn.  : Caring for Abandoned Babies in Israeli Hospitals  $2,500.00 
                • Orr Shalom : Essential Clothing & Equipment Packs for Children At-Risk $5,000.00 
                • Yad Ezra V’Shulamit: Weekly Food Baskets Food Security for Single Mothers and Families $5,000.00 
                • Ethiopian National Project : ENP SPACE Scholastic Assistance Program for Ethiopian-Israeli Girls  $2,500.00 
                • Tenufa Bakehila (Building Hope) : Transforming the Lives of Israel’s Needy Single Parent Mothers  $5,000.00 
                • The Jewish Agency for Israel : Fund for Victims of Terror – Supporting Women  $2,500.00          
                • Health and Community Service: Ethiopian Teen Dental Care Program  $5,000.00 
                • Crossroads Jerusalem : Empowerment through Self-Defense  $2,500.00 
                    2015

                    $25,000 total in grants awarded 

                    • Family Nest: Parenting Group and Musical Therapy – Connecting with Children $1,100.00 
                    • Latet:  Israeli Humanitarian Aid – Latet Atid – ‘to give a future’ $1,000.00 
                    • Health and Community Service Center: Ethiopian Teen Dental Care Program $5,000.00 
                    • Yad Ezra V Shulamit: Weekly food baskets to 300 poor single parent families and holiday food baskets to 11,000 single parent families. $5,000
                    • The Jerusalem Hills Therapeutic Centers: The Teen Girls’ Empowerment Program with a Focus on Self –Image, Body-Image and Life Skills  $2,000.00 
                    • Neve Hadassa Youth Village: “I am worth It” – The Bat Mitvza Year $1,000.00 
                    • American Friends of NATAL: Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War – Girls under Fire – Social Empowerment of Girls at-Risk  $2,000.00 
                    • American Friends of Leket Israel: Nutrition for Life: Empowering Mothers $4,400.00
                    • ZAKA: Emergency and Disaster Response in Kiryat Malachi-Hof Ashkelon $2,500.00
                    • Eden Association: Outdoor Adventure Therapy for At-Risk Teenage Girls $1,000.00 
                        2014

                        $18,000 total in grants awarded 

                        • NebgaNetwork of Houses of Hope for Children At-Risk in Israel: Empowerment Seminars for Girls and Their Mothers from At-Risk Families in Israel. $2,500.00 
                        • Family Nest Ashkelon: Parenting Group Workshop $3,000.00 
                        • Orr Shalom for Children and Youth at Risk:  Overcoming the trauma of rape and sexual abuse for girls in out-of-home care: rehabilitating the victims and rebuilding their relationships with their biological mothers.   $5,000.00 
                        • YEDID The Association for Community Empowerment: Megemeria $2,500.00
                        • Livnot U’Lehibanot: Lifting Single Parent Mothers out of Poverty and Stagnation $5,000.00 
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