The New Israel Fund’s initial strategy was grantmaking to what were then a small number of fledgling social change and civil rights organizations.
Now, more than $250 million has been granted to more than 850 organizations in 35 years. Ranging from large grants to organizations like the Association of Civil Rights in Israel, our flagship grantee, to small grants to community organizations working on social change at the local level, our grantmaking procedure is rigorous, transparent and based on collaborative partnerships with our grantees.
NIF’s funds today what other, more “mainstream” organizations will support tomorrow. Many of our original initiatives are now funded by Jewish Federations, the JNF, the Jewish Agency, and other institutions and philanthropies.
All grantees, whether they receive core grants from NIF or donor-assisted funding, are legally recognized and registered nonprofits in Israel. Additionally, every grantee must meet NIF’s Funding Guidelines and undergo regular evaluations for effectiveness and consistency with NIF’s overall strategic priorities.