A Wider Bridge Impact

AWB Impact is A Wider Bridge’s philanthropic initiative advancing LGBTQ equality in Israel, funded by the generous support of AWB members around the world. AWB Impact awards annual grants to LGBTQ organizations and projects. Beyond financial support, we also provide our grantees with opportunities to travel to North America to demonstrate their work to North American LGBTQ and Jewish leaders and communities.

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Our 2018-19 AWB Impact Grantees

The Agudah
The Israeli National LGBT Task Force

The LGBTQ Refugee Program
of the Agudah

Haifa Communities’ House


The Aguda: LGBTQ in the Periphery 

A Wider Bridge is proud of our continued support of The Aguda, Israel’s national LGBTQ organization. The Aguda is a national grassroots, volunteer-based, nonprofit human-rights organization representing the LGBT community. Learn More

The LGBTQ Refugee Program of the Agudah

The LGBTQ Refugee Program provides legal assistance, psychological and social services, financial assistance, medical aid, and employment placement to LGBTQ refugees fleeing other Middle Eastern countries, as well as to LGBTQ minorities in East Jerusalem and all of Israel. Funds will support this important initiative.

Beshela: LGBTQ Aging Conference and Emergency Assistance

Through this grant, A Wider Bridge is supporting Israel’s social and advocacy organization for older lesbian and bisexual women. Funds allowed Beshela to put on the first LGBTQ conference for seniors, and will also go towards an emergency fund for senior lesbians in need. Learn More

Haifa LGBTQ Center: Center Programming  

The Haifa Communities’ House is a brand-new center located in the heart of an integrated Muslim and Jewish neighborhood.  The center’s social, health, and cultural programs enrich the lives of the community members living in Haifa and the peripheral North. The A Wider Bridge Impact Grant will support the center, including a program for trans women working in the sex trade industry. Learn More

Previous Impact Projects

Stand up for TLVFest

The Meeting Place

Orthodox Meeting Project

Stand up for TLVFest

This program raised funds to counter the BDS boycott of the Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival. Boycott efforts are nothing other than counterproductive. Organizers: TLV Fest. Info

The Meeting Place

The Meeting Place brings people together from all sectors of civil society – in the heart of Jerusalem. Organizers: Yerushalmit Movement. Info

Orthodox Media Project

This program created the “Our Faces, Together!” campaign. Organizers: Bat Kol, Havruta, Shoval – Israel’s LGBTQ Orthodox community organizations. Info


The Beshela Delegation on the 2018 AWB Impact Tour

About AWB Impact and Delegations

A Wider Bridge strengthens Israel’s LGBTQ community by providing financial resources, public platforms, and leadership networking for LGBTQ NGOs and community projects.

Each year, we sponsor AWB Impact delegations – visits of Israeli LGBTQ organization and community leaders to cities across North America- to feature their work and stories at community events, leadership gatherings, and networking opportunities.

Through these visits, LGBTQ and allied North Americans are exposed to the work of LGBTQ Israelis and develop a personal stake in the work of Israeli NGOs and community leaders. And through online crowd funding and fundraising events, Israel’s LGBTQ community will become better equipped to advance their goals.

Our AWB Impact tours are expanding mutual understanding, engagement, and philanthropic support; strengthening the LGBTQ communities of both North America and Israel.

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