Jewish Women’s Foundation

The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) is a group of many women who have joined together to improve the lives of Jewish women and girls.

Jewish Women's Foundation

Since 2002, the JWF has granted and leveraged close to $1 million dollars to address critical issues facing Jewish women and girls.

For its current grant initiative, JWF is partnering with Jewish Family Service and the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center to provide a stronger network of care and attention for older Jewish women. Click here to find an article recently published in the San Diego Jewish Journal about the JWF grant initiative.


The Jewish Women’s Foundation of San Diego is dedicated to supporting the Jewish community through innovative and creative funding to benefit and enhance the lives of primarily Jewish women and girls locally, nationally and globally.

Guided by Jewish values, the Jewish Women’s Foundation creates awareness of the issues and needs of Jewish women and girls. Through the work of this Foundation, women are empowered as funders, decision makers, and agents for change in the community.

Strategic Plan

The members of JWF approved a strategic plan outlining a bold new course for the Foundation in November 2008. They saw the needs of Jewish women and girls in the community as too great to not invest in the organization, expand their offerings and increase their membership.

The strategic plan is a living document, a blueprint for operations. Much has been accomplished since the plan was approved. These are the highlights in each of three strategic areas:

 1. Philanthropy

2. Membership

3. Infrastructure

There is much to accomplish, and JWF can only fulfill its mission by working together to improve the lives of women and girls in the community and around the world.

Photo Gallery

Contact Sarah Schatz, Philanthropy Officer, or call 858-279-2740 for more information.