JWF's 20th Anniversary Frame the Future Grant

Frame the Future is a one-time special grant of up to $50,000 that will be awarded to a local organization for a program, project, or initiative that meets the needs of Jewish women and girls in the Chicago area. The grant will be awarded from a unique giving circle made up of Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds from throughout Chicagoland. This one-time giving circle was established in honor of JWF’s 20th anniversary.

With a commitment of a minimum of $500, JWF trustees and women from throughout the community are invited to invest in this unique grant designed to meet the needs of local Jewish women and girls.

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