In honor of 2018 Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Genesis Prize Foundation gave grants to organizations promoting women's empowerment. This image shows NGO leaders representing the 37 Israeli organizations that received grants who were recognized at an event in Tel Aviv.

2018 Philanthropic Theme
Honoree: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Inspired by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy of advancing gender equality and rights for all, The Genesis Prize Foundation awarded $1 million in her honor, plus an additional $1 million from philanthropist Morris Kahn, to 50 organizations supporting Jewish, Arab Israeli, Druze, and Bedouin women in Israel and Jewish women in the United States.

The grant recipients work to create socioeconomic opportunities for women, empower women to resist violence, encourage female students to study STEM subjects, and educate women from minority groups about their rights. The Israeli recipients were selected through a grant competition facilitated by Matan-United Way and the American grant recipients through a grant competition facilitated by the Jewish Funders Network.

The grant recipients included:

Click here for more detail on the women's empowerment grant initiative.