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The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) is a network of women who have joined together to improve the lives of Jewish women and girls.
We are 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.
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Manager, Philanthropy and Social Impact
JWF funds organizations/programs that support Jewish women and girls in three-year grant cycles.
We create awareness of issues facing Jewish women and girls through programs and events throughout the year.
JWF members interact with our grantee partners through hands-on and virtual activities.
Set your sights high and reach for your dreams. Be passionate, courageous and adventuresome!
Jan Tuttleman z”lFormer community leader, activist and Founder of JWF
I love the feeling of sisterhood I get as a member of JWF: sisters nurturing and standing in support of each other!
Janet AcheatelJWF Council Member and Chair, Board of Directors
Being a member of the Jewish Women’s Foundation and the Leadership Council has allowed me to act on my passion for supporting women and girls in our community in a more meaningful way through collective philanthropy.
Marcia HazanFounding JWF Member and Council Member
We value justice in its highest degree, preserving human dignity by helping people help themselves.
We seek to repair the world by supporting programs and organizations that we believe will be effective in making lasting and systemic change.
We acknowledge and celebrate our diverse Jewish community, seek partnerships with our grantees and encourage collaborations to leverage strengths among granting organizations.
We view every individual in God’s image, demanding respect for, compassion towards and inclusion of different perspectives, generations, denominations, and cultures.
We support equal rights, representation and opportunities for those who identify as women and girls.
We give women and girls the power to grow and take control over their own lives through education, access, mentoring, and advocacy.
We encourage taking informed risks, trying new ideas, and getting out of our comfort zone.
The JWF Leadership Council consists of strong women with varied backgrounds and experience that support the educational and volunteer programs.
Each JWF Member has a vote and each vote makes a difference.
*Of blessed memory
The Jewish Woman’s Foundation, a fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, was established 15 years ago by the Jan Tuttleman, of blessed memory, and 12 founding members here in San Diego. Jan had a passion to support the needs of women and girls as well as their personal and professional development.
Jan provided for an endowment fund as part of her legacy plan to support the important work of the Jewish Woman’s Foundation.