How to Apply


Please contact us if you would like to be included on a mailing list to stay informed of our application deadlines and updates.

Before applying, please consult our Grant Guidelines & Focus Areas for important information regarding eligibility and restrictions.

We encourage you to contact JWF Program Officer, Amy Saltzman at or 312-444-2846, to discuss your proposed project before applying. 

2020 Deadlines

  1. Letter of Intent (LOI) Opens: 9AM CST on Monday, March 30, 2020
  2. Letter of Intent (LOI) Submission Date: 4PM CST on Monday, May 4, 2020
  3. Status Notification: by early-July 2020
  4. Proposal Submission Date (by invitation only): 4PM CST on Monday, August 3, 2020
  5. Final Notification: by December 31, 2020         

Application Process

The Jewish Women’s Foundation has an online application process through FluidReview. The Letter of Intent will be made available on Monday, March 30, 2020. Instructions will follow.

Office Hours Conference Call

JWF will hold “Office Hours” conference calls for domestic and international applicants. Applicants can call in during that time with questions regarding the grant guidelines and focus areas, eligibility, and the application process. Details can be found below.


Monday, April 20th, 2020 from 9:00am - 11:00am CST via Zoom. The link to join will be made available shortly.


Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 from 11:30am - 1:00pm CST via Zoom. The link to join will be made available shortly.