Supporting Emerging Women Writers

The Rona Jaffe Foundation’s programs of support for emerging women writers identify and encourage women writers of exceptional promise in recognition of the important contributions they make to our culture.

Our work acknowledges the difficulties some of the most talented among them have in overcoming obstacles in finding time to write and gaining attention. For over 26 years, through our Writers’ Awards program (1995-2020), sponsored fellowships held at distinguished cultural and educational nonprofit institutions throughout the country, and our support of vital literary nonprofits, we have helped many women build successful writing lives by offering opportunities, encouragement, and financial support at a critical time.