Grantmaking

The New Israel Fund vets and approves for funding hundreds of organizations working to make Israel a better, more equal, and more democratic society.

Out of those hundreds of Israeli organizations, NIF identifies dozens of groups to receive support from NIF’s core budget.

Those funds are marked below as “Core Grants.”

NIF also invites our supporters to supplement these grants with funds they advise we use to support specific organizations. This allows NIF to make larger grants to core-funded groups and to support a wider circle of organizations that meet our criteria and fall within our areas of focus.

These funds are listed below as “Donor Advised Grants.”

NIF has provided over $250 million to more than 850 cutting-edge organizations since our inception, ensuring that hundreds of Israeli groups now work on those issues we care most about: Democracy and Civil & Human Rights, Religious Pluralism and Tolerance, Social & Economic Justice, and Environmental Justice.

For Core Grants, the data below represents the amount authorized for the reporting year. For reasons connected to the schedule of our grant payments, this figure may differ from the amount paid to a grantee in the reporting year. Both amounts are listed in NIF’s financial reports, which you can find here. For Donor Advised Grants, the data below represents the amount paid in the reporting year.

 


 

Core Grants

Democracy and Human and Civil Rights
GRANTEE   AMOUNT
Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel   $57,875.00
African Refugees Development Center (ARDC)   $15,000.00
Almuntada Altakadomi   $15,000.00
Alrafah   $25,000.00
Alsirag   $60,000.00
Arteam   $2,000.00
Assaf   $5,000.00
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)   $436,500.00
Association for the Promotion of the Arab Education System in Haifa   $30,000.00
Baladna   $25,000.00
Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights   $33,000.00
Breaking the Silence   $20,000.00
Council for Peace and Security   $27,000.00
Democracy Defense Fund LTD (Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement)   $32,500.00
Entimaa & Ataa- Assn for Social Promotion   $39,500.00
Givat Haviva Jewish-Arab Center for Peace   $550.00
Hotline for Migrant Workers   $11,865.00
Human Rights Defenders Fund (HRDF)   $12,000.00
I’lam: Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel   $21,000.00
Ir-Amim   $4,000.00
Jerusalem Inter-Cultural Center (JICC) and Emun Hatzibur   $40,000.00
Kayan (“Being”)   $40,000.00
Ken We Power   $4,903.00
Kol Ha’Isha: Jerusalem Women’s Center   $650.00
Ma’an – The Forum for Bedouin Women’s Organizations   $20,000.00
Merchavim: Institute for Multicultural and Democratic Education for Israel   $800.00
Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies   $20,000.00
Mossawa   $152,000.00
Negev Coexistence Forum   $31,900.00
Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Developemnt (NISPD)   $55,000.00
Our Heritage   $72,000.00
Physicians for Human Rights   $17,500.00
Rabbis for Human Rights   $31,700.00
Shvil: Transparency International- Israel   $15,000.00
The Arab Center for Alternative Planning   $18,000.00
The Arab Center for Law and Policy – Dirasat   $30,000.00
The Freedom of Information Association   $30,000.00
The Sky Is The Limit   $15,000.00
The Social Guard   $7,500.00
Tishreen – A Culture Reviving Association – Taybeh   $12,500.00
Women Against Violence (WAV) – Nazareth   $78,000.00
Women’s Fund for Human Rights (Machsom Watch)   $20,000.00

 

Social and Economic Justice
GRANTEE   AMOUNT
Activism Festival   $3,000.00
Adva Center   $71,750.00
Adva Center – Haoketz   $31,250.00
Ahuzat Negev   $22,000.00
Al Amar   $38,250.00
Aljana – Center for Cultural and Social Development   $15,000.00
Arous Elbahr for the Woman in Jaffa   $20,000.00
Association of Women, Rahat   $15,000.00
Awareness for You   $25,000.00
Be’er Sova   $15,000.00
Beit Haam   $2,500.00
Beit Tikvat Em Habanim Smechah   $17,000.00
Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development   $25,000.00
Community Advocacy: Genesis Israel   $46,250.00
Follow-Up Committee for Arab Education   $50,000.00
Follow-Up Committee for Arab Education- Hirak   $10,000.00
Forum for Immigrant Families in the North   $11,500.00
Friends by Nature – Community Empowerment   $15,000.00
Hazit Ha’Kavod (Immigrant Scientists Association)   $15,000.00
Israeli Association for Ethiopian Jews (IAEJ)   $20,285.00
Israeli Human Rights Organization of People with Disabilities   $26,000.00
Kefa For Social Change In The Negev   $20,000.00
Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts   $2,716.00
Kol Zchut (Wikirights)   $20,019.00
Ma’aglei Tzedek   $5,000.00
Mahapach: Education, Housing, and Livelihood   $65,000.00
Mahut Center   $15,000.00
New Discourse (The Democratic Mizrahi Rainbow)   $68,000.00
Noar Kahalcha   $30,000.00
Sister for Women in Israel   $116,000.00
Social Economic Association (SEA)   $67,000.00
Social TV (formerly Syncopa Community)   $28,000.00
The Committee for Educational Guidance for Arab Students   $41,250.00
The Israeli Association for Distributive Justice   $35,000.00
The Women’s Courtyard   $10,000.00
Tzeireim Beyerucham   $20,000.00
Tzofen   $45,000.00
Women Lawyers for Social Justice   $45,000.00
Workers’ Hotline: Kav LaOved   $15,000.00
Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment   $1,500.00
Yesodot Let’zmicha Dror   $3,000.00

 

Religious Pluralism and Tolerance
GRANTEE   AMOUNT
12 Heshvan: Promoting Tolerance in an Orthodox Context   $47,000.00
Be Free Israel   $63,000.00
Bina (at Merchavim Chevra Lechinuch Vetarbut)   $84,000.00
Center for Women’s Justice   $20,000.00
Challenge   $20,000.00
Even Shtia   $15,000.00
Fishka – Young Russian Speakers Coomunity in Israel   $35,000.00
Hiddush For Religious Freedom and Equality   $15,000.00
Hillel Israel LTD   $1,550.00
Kiah (Mimizrach Shemesh)   $65,000.00
Mavoi Satum (“Dead End”)   $30,000.00
Meitarei Ashkelon   $18,000.00
Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah   $45,000.00
Panim   $20,000.00
Religious Women’s Forum   $45,000.00
The Masorti Movement   $54,000.00
The Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ)   $100,000.00
T’mura   $34,000.00
Women and Horizons (Nisa Va’fak)   $25,000.00
Women of the Wall   $2,758.00
Yad L’Isha (the ICAR coalition)   $15,000.00
Yerushalmim Movement   $25,000.00

 

Environment
GRANTEE   AMOUNT
Green Course (Megama Yeruka)   $4,750.00
Mineless   $3,000.00
The Green Environment Fund   $175,000.00

 


 

Donor Advised Grants

 

Democracy and Human and Civil Rights
GRANTEE   AMOUNT
Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel   $5,573.00
African Refugees Development Center (ARDC)   $9,452.83
Agenda – The Israeli Center for Strategic Communication   $290,000.00
AHD: Association of Academics for the Development of Arab Society in the Negev   $70,000.00
All for Peace   $11,597.44
Assaf   $6,181.88
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)   $1,986,386.49
AWC – Arab Women in the Center   $22,405.30
Bat- Kol, Queer Jewish Women   $32,360.00
Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights   $290,000.00
Bizchut: Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities   $192,513.76
Breaking the Silence   $57,823.41
B’Tselem   $171,997.18
Bustan Le’Shalom – Sustainable Community Action for Land and People   $7,000.00
Council for Peace and Security   $21,000.00
Crisis Center for Religious Women   $10,000.00
Democracy Defense Fund LTD (Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement)   $50.00
Ein-Bustan   $21,506.21
El-Sabar Association   $6,000.00
Eritrean Women’s Community Center   $5,602.22
Gisha Center for the Legal Protection of Freedom of Movement   $10,245.85
Givat Haviva Jewish-Arab Center for Peace   $2,324.18
Ha’Amuta Le-Kidom Hasport Hameshutaf Mevaseret-Abu-Gosh   $4,743.00
Hagar-Jewish-Arab Education for Equality   $90,580.00
Haifa Women’s Crisis Shelter   $10,000.00
HaMoked: Center for Defense of the Individual   $114,050.00
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel   $28,071.88
Hebrew University of Jerusalem   $287,500.00
Hoshen- Education and Change   $20,612.00
Hotline for Migrant Workers   $71,063.57
Human Rights Defenders Fund (HRDF)   $43,920.24
Humans Without Borders   $6,818.32
I’lam: Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel   $75,000.00
IKRIT   $10,000.00
Inter-Religious Coordinating Council   $1,196.21
IPCRI – Israel Palestinian Center for Research and Information   $19,711.35
Ir-Amim   $191,380.83
Isha L’Isha: Haifa Feminist Organization   $38,815.54
ISPRA – Israel Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association   $98,200.00
Israel AIDS Task Force   $15,000.00
Israel Womens Network (IWN)   $21,211.45
Israeli Gay Youth Organization   $24,122.00
Jerusalem Cinematheque – Israel Film Archive   $25,000.00
Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance   $108,683.92
Ken We Power   $3,808.08
Loshma’a for the Integration of People with Mental Disabilities   $20,000.00
Ma’an – The Forum for Bedouin Women’s Organizations   $40,000.00
Mabat – Awareness in a Multi-Cultural Society   $128,500.00
Merchavim: Institute for Multicultural and Democratic Education for Israel   $135,619.64
Mishan Lamarpe   $30,819.54
Molad – The Center for the Renewal of Democracy   $701,000.00
Mosaica Center for Inter-religious Cooperation   $10,000.00
Mossawa   $119,477.31
National Council for the Child   $10,620.95
Negev Coexistence Forum   $17,431.16
Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Developemnt (NISPD)   $180,130.00
Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam (NS WAS)   $2,700.00
Nine Seven Two Advancement of Citizen Journalism   $27,378.42
Our Heritage   $13,800.00
Parents’ Circle: Bereaved Parents   $11,724.71
Physicians for Human Rights   $55,580.24
Public Committee Against Torture (PCATI)   $1,670.00
Rabbis for Human Rights   $239,999.19
Rape Crisis Center – Haifa   $8,927.00
Re’ut Sadaka: Jewish-Arab Youth Movement for Peace and Equality   $12,691.45
Shaharit   $475,000.00
Sikkuy: Israel Association for the Advancement of Equal Opportunity   $203,938.68
Society for the Protection of Personal Rights   $24,162.00
South Wing To Zion   $86,030.00
Tebeka – Center for Legal Aid & Advocacy for Ethiopian Jewish In Israel   $52,686.27
Tel Aviv Univesity   $100,000.00
The Arab Center for Alternative Planning   $250.00
The Arab Center for Law and Policy – Dirasat   $50,250.00
The Open Knowledge Workshop   $25,000.00
The Rabbi David J. Forman Memorial Fund   $3,600.00
The Social Guard   $28,000.00
Tishreen- A Culture Reviving Association – Taybeh   $5,000.00
Ukuleles for Peace   $3,500.00
Upper Galilee Rape Crisis Center   $1,500.00
We Refugees   $41,250.00
Woman to Woman: Jerusalem Battered Women’s Shelter   $7,103.74
Women in the Pictures   $50,000.00
Women Against Violence (WAV) – Nazareth   $108,658.78
Women for Women: Haifa Battered Women’s Shelter   $2,875.00
Women Lawyers for Social Justice – Shutafut   $30,426.53
Women’s Crisis Center of the Negev (MASLAN)   $6,812.54
Women’s Fund for Human Rights (Machsom Watch)   $97,937.94
Yesh Din   $45,313.41

 

Social and Economic Justice
GRANTEE   AMOUNT
Adva Center   $248,311.22
Adva Center – Haoketz   $1,100.00
Al Amar   $5,000.00
Arous Elbahr for the Woman in Jaffa   $5,179.71
Association of Bedouin Women to Promote Education   $31,663.95
Association of Rape Crisis Centers   $1,800.00
Atid Bamidbar   $10,000.00
Awareness for You   $5,000.00
Beit Haam   $64,415.00
Beit Tikvat Em Habanim Smechah   $10,050.00
Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development   $35,707.01
Community Advocacy: Genesis Israel   $21,750.00
Counseling Center for Women   $9,500.00
Darna- Jaffa Popular Committee for Land Allocation   $4,577.79
Economic Empowerment for Women   $7,500.00
Fidel: Association for Education and Social Integration of Ethiopian Jews   $121,396.11
Freddie Krivine Foundation   $180.00
Friends by Nature – Community Empowerment   $20,000.00
Friends of Kedma School   $880,027.43
Hakol Hinuch   $12,500.00
Hiyot   $22,415.24
Injaz   $335,000.00
Institute for the Advancement of Deaf Persons   $8,120.90
Israel Family Planning Association   $25,000.00
Israel Story   $50,000.00
Israeli Association for Ethiopian Jews (IAEJ)   $85,000.00
ITWorks   $10,000.00
Kaima -Social and Environmental Action Learning   $6,000.00
Kav Mashve – Emloyers’ Coalition for Arab University Graduates   $69,900.00
Keren Kagan   $13,036.05
Kesher: Information, Guidance, and Counseling Center for Parents   $68,053.69
Kol Zchut (Wikirights)   $6,000.00
Krembo Wings   $38,754.83
Lagiya: Association for the Improvement of the Status of Women   $52,622.35
Latet   $10,625.00
Mahapach: Education, Housing, and Livelihood   $18,000.00
Mahut Center   $32,811.21
Nazareth Nurseries Institute (Al-Tufula)   $45,000.00
Olim Beyachad   $25,000.00
Ozma   $20,000.00
Sapir College   $20,311.22
Sheizaf – Association for the Welfare of the Bed   $100.96
Shilo Pregnancy Advisory Service   $8,437.70
Shiluv Institute   $17,000.00
Shluvim-The Association for Educational Equal Opportunity   $14,873.71
Shoulder to Shoulder (Katef le’Katef)   $15,378.84
Sidreh   $20,000.00
Signing Anew   $50,000.00
Sister for Women in Israel   $28,511.14
Social Economic Association – SEA   $1,900.00
Social TV (formerly Syncopa Community)   $10,000.00
Summit Institute   $14,873.71
Tech-Careers   $4,047.31
Tevel B’Tzedek   $104,434.00
The Israel Center for Educational Innovation (ICEI)   $1,095,844.31
The Israeli Association for Distributive Justice   $46,000.00
The Mifne Center: Early Intervention in the Treatment of Autism for the Young Child and the Family   $5,281.28
The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema and Television   $205,375.00
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute   $119,447.11
The Women’s Courtyard   $21,100.00
Tor Hamidbar   $10,000.00
Trust of Programs for Early Childhood, Family, and Community Education   $110,000.00
Turning the Tables   $50,000.00
Tzofen   $149,000.00
Woman and their Bodies   $7,812.09
Women Lawyers for Social Justice   $78,234.00
Workers’ Hotline: Kav LaOved   $9,005.00
Yahel Israel Service Learning   $118,450.00
Yasmin AlNagab For the Health of Women and Family   $7,500.00
Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment   $113,200.00

 

Religious Pluralism and Tolerance
GRANTEE   AMOUNT
12 Heshvan: Promoting Tolerance in an Orthodox Context   $17,500.00
Be Free Israel   $16,647.66
Bina (at Merchavim Chevra Lechinuch Vetarbut)   $53,750.00
Center for Women’s Justice   $28,600.00
Elul Center   $12,380.00
Eretz Acheret: A Different Land   $2,500.00
Hillel: Association for Jews Leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy   $15,250.00
Icar   $17,000.00
Interfaith Encounter Association   $1,720.76
Kehilat Hadar- Ruach Chadasha   $10,000.00
Kehilat Yedidya   $200.00
Kiah (Mimizrach Shemesh)   $37,215.26
Kol Haneshama   $10,622.20
Mavoi Satum (Dead End)   $9,000.00
Nachal Novea   $8,000.00
Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah   $7,000.00
Oranim: Hamidrasha Center for Study Fellowship   $28,873.71
Oz V’Shalom Netivot Shalom   $1,300.00
Panim   $34,000.00
Religious Women’s Forum   $103,555.16
Shalom Hartman Institute   $10,500.00
Shitim Institute   $24,000.00
TALI Education Fund   $10,000.00
The Masorti Movement   $9,529.06
The Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ)   $232,898.84
The Yaacov Herzog Center for Jewish Studies   $7,000.00
Women of the Wall   $114,773.54
Yad L’Isha (the ICAR coalition)   $10,000.00
Yakar   $100,000.00
Yerucham Association   $6,000.00
Yerushalmim Movement   $2,000.00
Yeshivat Talpiot   $29,512.00

 

Environment
GRANTEE   AMOUNT
Arava Institite   $1,000.00
Charedim LaSviva   $6,500.00
Jewish Nature   $16,800.00
Merkaz Hashachar – Kibbutz K’tura   $4,409.90
The Green Environment Fund   $591,617.11
The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning   $35,000.00

 

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