Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund

How can a gift of just $1,000 have a meaningful and long-term impact on Jewish communities in Rhode Island and Israel?

This powerful effect comes from collective investment with Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund (WAEF) of the Jewish Federation Foundation. The fund has grown significantly since its 1993 inception with more than 130 membership contributions of $1,000 each. Every WAEF member has a voice in the annual grant program that supports educational, health, cultural, and social services and programs. To inquire about becoming a member, contact Sara Masri, Chief Development Officer: smasri@jewishallianceri.org or call 401.421.4111, ext. 223.

Since 1997, the WAEF has distributed more $125,000 in grants to a variety of organizations in Rhode Island and overseas. In 2021, allocations totaling $8,600 were awarded to the following programs:


  • Camp JORI’s Professional Development/Staff Training to support campers’ mental health needs: $1,000
  • Jewish Collaborative Services’ Women’s Video Diaries: Connecting Generations program: $4,100


  • ALYN Hospital’s enrichment program for respirator-dependent children: $1,000
  • Beit Ruth Educational and Therapeutic Village’s academic tutoring for at-risk children: $1,000
  • Eshcolot B’Emek U’Behar’s personal care salon for women and girls with special needs: $1,000
  • NITZA: The Israel Center for Maternal Health’s therapeutic intervention for women affected by COVID-19: $500


Request for Proposals

The WAEF welcomes grant proposals every spring from Jewish organizations and synagogues in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and Israel whose missions fall within the purview of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. Download the RFP package here.

To be added to the RFP distribution list, email Claire Uziel.

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