About the Hadassah Foundation
The Hadassah Foundation is an investor in social change to empower girls and women in the United States and Israel. It works to improve the status, health and well-being of women and girls; bring their contributions, issues and needs from the margins to the center of Jewish concern; and encourage and facilitate their active participation in decision-making and leadership in all spheres of life.
The Hadassah Foundation was established in 1998 after an extensive strategic planning process that examined the Israel projects of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA). A report by the late political scientist Professor Daniel Elazar recommended the creation of a foundation. In 1998, the National Board of HWZOA formally established The Hadassah Foundation with a $10 million endowment. The Foundation enables Hadassah to address unmet societal needs in Israel and the United States and to engage in cutting-edge initiatives outside the framework of Hadassah's existing projects.
Our Areas of Giving
Beginning in 2019, the HF will focus its grantmaking on improving the gender balance in the power domain in the United States and in Israel. This includes:
Leadership advancement – initiatives that increase the number and capacity of women in positions of leadership
Breaking glass ceilings – initiatives that increase women or girls’ ability to succeed in all fields. This can include empowering women by decreasing economic barriers or initiatives that advance women’s achievements.
Political and civic representation – initiatives that increase female representation through policy and public service.
(In Israel) Eliminating religious barriers that create unequal and/or separate playing fields for women: ensuring pluralistic interpretations of religion that do no not infringe on women’s rights or create barriers suppressing women.
The HF will support programs that impact women and girls of all ages and backgrounds in Israel and will work within the Jewish community in the United States.
Our current and former grants, awarded according to prior criteria, focus on the economic empowerment of women in Israel, and leadership development for Jewish girls and young women in the United States.
The Tannenbaum Prize
The Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize recognizes innovative contributions to advance the status of women and girls in Israel and the United States. It honors the late Bernice S. Tannenbaum for her lifetime of service to the Jewish People; the State of Israel; and Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.
The Prize rewards emerging professionals who have demonstrated a high degree of talent, commitment, and accomplishment in their work to enhance the status of women and girls, and who anticipate continuing their careers in this field. The intent of the Prize is to make the field more effective by supporting the development of future leaders.
For general inquiries:
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The Hadassah Foundation
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Donate to the Hadassah Foundation
Issues that affect women and girls are often relegated to the margins of Jewish concern. We invite you to change lives in Israel and the United States by investing in the Hadassah Foundation. Your contribution will help women and girls achieve their full potential.
Can we count on your support to help us strengthen and empower girls and women in the United States and Israel? All donations go directly to our grant making!