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: 3PM 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's Letter of Intent is now available at

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 to join the call are below.

For security purposes, a password is required and will be emailed prior to the call. For questions, or if you do not receive the password, contact Amy Saltzman.


Monday, April 20th, 2020 from 9:00am - 11:00am CST via Zoom.
Join by Video:
Dial-in Number: (312) 626 - 6799 
Find Your Local Number:
Access Code: 425 951 397


Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 from 11:30am - 1:30pm CST via Zoom. 

Join by Video:
Dial-in Number: (312) 626 - 6799
Access Code: 437 782 261