2016 Grantees

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. The list of Israeli organizations receiving grants from NIF’s core budget are listed below under the heading “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 organizations are listed below under the heading “Donor Advised Grants.” Grants of less than $1,000 are not listed.

NIF has provided over $300 million to more than 900 cutting-edge organizations since our inception, ensuring that hundreds of Israeli groups now work on those issues we care most about: Shared Society, Human Rights & Democracy, Social & Economic Justice, Religious Freedom, and Palestinian Israelis.

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


Core Grants

Shared Society
GRANTEE AMOUNT
T’mura – The Israeli Anti-Discrimination Legal Center $116,000
12 Heshvan: Promoting Tolerance in an Orthodox Context $75,000
Givat Haviva $54,000
Negev Coexistence Forum $53,000
The Abraham Fund Initiatives $50,000
Sikkuy: Israel Association for the Advancement of Equal Opportunity $35,000
Leo Baeck Educational Center $20,000
AJEEC-NISPED $20,000
Jasmine – Promoting Jewish and Arab Businesswomen $12,500
Tebeka – Justice and Equality for Ethiopian Israelis $10,000
Mahapach-Taghir $10,000
Challenge $7,500
Reut Sadaka Jewish-Arab Youth Movement $6,000
Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality $5,000
De’a $5,000
Alternative $5,000
Community Council of Greater Baka $5,000
Kids Creating Peace $5,000
Beit HaGefen – Arab-Jewish Cultural Center $4,500
Jaffa Theatre $3,900
Tzofen $3,000
Chug Haamakim $3,000
Masa Chai $3,000
The Citizens’ Accord Forum Between Jews and Arabs $2,800
Omri Fund – Nof Meshutaf $2,000

 

Human Rights and Democracy
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) $313,800
Human Rights Defenders Fund (HRDF) $168,500
Breaking the Silence $137,500
Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights $112,500
B’Tselem $80,000
Ir Amim $75,000
SISO – Save Israel. Stop the Occupation. $50,000
ASSAF: Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers $49,350
The Open Knowledge Workshop $49,350
The Social Guard $49,350
Emek Shaveh $40,000
The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel $35,000
Yesh Din $27,500
Rabbis for Human Rights $27,500
The Freedom of Information Association $25,350
Women’s Fund for Human Rights (Machsom Watch) $25,000
Noar Kahalacha $25,000
Combatants for Peace $20,300
Israel Women’s Network (IWN) $10,000
Physicians for Human Rights – Israel $10,000
S.H.A.A.L Peace Now for Israel Educational Center $8,500
Parents’ Circle: Bereaved Parents $7,000
Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace $5,000
Economic Cooperation Foundation $5,000
African Refugees Development Center (ARDC) $5,000
Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance $5,000
Workers’ Hotline: Kav La’Oved $5,000
Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology, and the Arts $5,000
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants $5,000
Tzahor – Justice, Freedom, Education and Welfare in Jerusalem $5,000
Ken Lazaken $5,000
Givat Hamivtar and Ramat Eshkol $4,000
Keshev: Center for the Protection of Democracy $3,000
Society for the Protection of Personal Rights $1,500
Eritrean Women’s Community Center $1,050

 

Social and Economic Justice
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Achoti (Sister) – for Women in Israel $135,500
The Israeli Association for Distributive Justice $64,500
Agenda – The Israeli Center for Strategic Communications $52,955
New Discourse: The Democratic Mizrahi Rainbow $52,500
Tzeireim Beyerucham $45,000
Forum for Immigrant Families in the North $44,000
Tel Aviv University – The Center for Diplomacy and Regional Cooperation $30,000
Social Economic Association (SEA) $30,000
Ahuzat Negev $22,000
Adva Center: Information on Equality and Social Justice in Israel $20,000
Israel Association of United Architects $20,000
Haokets $17,500
Kolot B’Negev Institute for Education $15,000
Israeli Association for Ethiopian Jews (IAEJ) $12,500
Tehuda – Lands Coalition $8,000
Hapardes $5,000
Mali – Center for Enterprising Citizens $2,000

 

Religious Freedom
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) $89,500
Israel Hofsheet – Be Free Israel $82,500
The Masorti Movement $72,500
Kolech: Religious Women’s Forum $42,500
Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah $17,500
Mavoi Satum $15,000
Beit Tikvat Em Habanim Smechah $10,500
Shalom Hartman Institute $5,000
Atid Bamidbar $4,000
Panim $3,000

 

Palestinian Israelis
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Tishreen: A Culture Reviving Association – Taybeh $90,000
The Arab Center for Alternative Planning $75,000
Intimaa Wa Amal $62,500
Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel $50,000
Mirkaz Al-Hukok $50,000
Mossawa Center – The Advocacy Center for Arabs Citizens in Israel $45,000
Alsirag $42,000
Al Intimaa Wa Ataa: The Association for Social Advancement $37,500
Dirasat – The Arab Center for Law and Policy $30,000
Kayan – Feminist Organization for Arab Women $25,000
Women Against Violence (WAV) $23,750
Lagiya: Association for the Improvement of the Status of Women $20,000
INJAZ $20,000
The Committee for Educational Guidance for Arab Students $17,500
AWC – Arab Women in the Center $7,000
Citizens Build a Community $5,000
Arous Elbahr: For the Woman in Jaffa $5,000
A New Dawn $4,800
Awareness for You $2,200
Aljana – Center for Cultural and Social Development $2,000

 

NIFD
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Shaharit $150,000
Peace and Security Association $110,000
Mitvim: The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies $100,000
The Whistle $100,000
Zazim – Community Action $100,000
KIAH – Kol Israel Haverim $96,250
Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Democracy $75,000
Our Heritage (Morashatenu) $50,000
The Tikun Movement for Social and Cultural Change in Israel $50,000
The Seventh Eye $50,000

 


 

Donor Advised Grants

GRANTEE AMOUNT
The Israel Center for Educational Innovation (ICEI) $767,500
Friends of Kedma School $694,683
B’Tselem $334,433
Breaking the Silence $331,553
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) $326,095
AJEEC-NISPED $319,899
Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) $199,861
Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights $190,500
Molad – The Center for the Renewal of Democracy $182,889
Peace and Security Association $176,500
Rabbis for Human Rights $170,523
Merchavim: Institute for Multicultural and Democratic Education for Israel $170,000
Sikkuy: Israel Association for the Advancement of Equal Opportunity $150,200
INJAZ $150,000
Adva Center: Information on Equality and Social Justice in Israel $142,000
Agenda – The Israeli Center for Strategic Communications $140,000
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants $125,361
Trust of Programs for Early Childhood, Family, and Community Education $120,000
Physicians for Human Rights – Israel $117,271
A New Way $116,666
Be Free Israel $115,425
Fidel: Association for Education and Social Integration of Ethiopian Jews $105,256
Bizchut: The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities $102,454
Ir Amim $100,498
H.L Education for Peace $100,000
KESHER: Connecting Special Families $97,747
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel $95,875
Yesh Din $87,464
Hagar-Jewish-Arab Education for Equality $85,690
Women’s Fund for Human Rights (Machsom Watch) $84,925
Women of the Wall $84,304
Women Lawyers for Social Justice $81,074
Human Rights Defenders Fund (HRDF) $79,195
Tzofen $75,000
Mabat – Awareness in a Multi-Cultural Society $75,000
Israel Story $73,604
ISPRA – Israel Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association $68,200
Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance $67,231
Megama Yeruka (Green Course) $65,971
Center for Women’s Justice $63,600
SISO $60,100
Tebeka – Justice and Equality for Ethiopian Israelis $58,707
The Israeli Energy Forum $58,529
The Social Guard $58,178
15 Minutes – Public Transport Consumers Union $57,993
Israeli Association for Ethiopian Jews (IAEJ) $55,050
MEET – Middle East Education through Technology $50,150
Krembo Wings $48,890
Our Heritage $48,220
Bina: Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture $46,827
Mahapach-Taghir $44,788
Friends of Open House in Ramle $44,580
Katamon-Moadon Ohadim $43,550
Tair: Center for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault $42,000
Hoshen: Education and Change $41,250
Naboth’s Vineyard $40,903
Lishma: For the Integration of People with Mental Disabilities $40,000
NALA Foundation $40,000
Tor Hamidbar $38,173
HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual $37,750
Isha L’Isha: Haifa Feminist Organization $35,895
Shaharit $35,750
The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning $35,000
Nine Seven Two: Advancement of Citizen Journalism $34,847
Jerusalem Business Development Center: MATI $34,454
12 Heshvan: Promoting Tolerance in an Orthodox Context $32,622
The Summit Institute: Foster Care for Children at Risk and Psychosocial Rehabilitation $32,320
Hiyot: A Non-Profit Organization for the Ethiopian Community in Israel $31,700
ANU – Making Change $31,367
Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment $31,000
Society for the Protection of Personal Rights $30,800
ASSAF: Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers $30,500
Tzeireim Beyerucham $30,000
Olim Beyachad $30,000
Adalah: Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel $28,671
ASHALIM: The Association for Planning and Development $28,600
Jerusalem PTA $28,000
Economic Empowerment for Women $27,500
Kolech: Religious Women’s Forum $25,835
KIAH – Kol Israel Haverim $25,750
Social Economic Association (SEA) $25,551
Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies $25,500
Alternative $25,115
Kav Mashve – Employers’ Coalition for Arab University Graduates $25,000
Kol Zchut (Wikirights) $25,000
Adam Teva v’Din: Israel Union for Environmental Defense $23,600
Beit HaGefen – Arab Jewish Cultural Center $23,111
Tevel B’Tzedek $22,500
The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema and Television $22,000
Terrestrial Jerusalem $20,000
Maas: For Bolstering and Renewing Public Service $20,000
Dugrinet $20,000
Zazim – Community Action $19,512
Challenge $19,000
Shvil: Transparency International-Israel $17,585
Citizens for the Environment in the Galilee $17,301
Gisha: Legal Center for the Protection of Freedom of Movement $15,687
Arava Institute for Environmental Studies $15,584
Ein Bustan – Maayan Babustan $15,398
Mossawa Center – The Advocacy Center for Arabs Citizens in Israel $15,075
Sandciel Center $15,000
Bat Kol: Queer Jewish Women $15,000
The Abraham Fund Initiatives $15,000
Together Beyond Words $14,447
Ma’arag: For the Advancement of Education in a Multicultural Society $14,214
ITWorks $13,750
Desert Stars $13,745
Sapir College $13,675
Omri Fund – Nof Meshutaf $13,389
Reut Sadaka Jewish-Arab Youth Movement $13,073
AWC – Arab Women in the Center $13,056
The Arab-Jewish Community Center in Jaffa $12,500
Tasfachin $11,755
Humans Without Borders $11,316
Lagiya: Association for the Improvement of the Status of Women $10,882
Rape Crisis Center – Haifa $10,308
Workers’ Hotline: Kav LaOved $10,300
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute $10,233
The Freedom of Information Association $10,196
Nazareth Nurseries Institute $10,000
El-Sabar Association $10,000
Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah $10,000
Women’s Crisis Center in the Negev $10,000
Lawyers for Good Governance $10,000
Haokets $10,000
Israeli Green Building Council $9,781
Friends by Nature – Community Empowerment $9,432
Combatants for Peace $9,412
Chug Haamakim $9,202
Hillel: Association for Jews Leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy $9,045
Negev Coexistence Forum $8,172
Be’er Sova $8,000
Kol Haneshama $7,676
Alumot: The Center for the Organizations of People with Disabilities $7,675
Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Dance Company $7,563
Maavarim – Israeli Trans Community $7,210
Oz V’Shalom / Netivot Shalom $7,186
Shluvim: The Association for Educational Equal Opportunity $7,107
Kayan – Feminist Organization for Arab Women $7,000
Marvad Yarok – Wadi Ara $6,641
S.H.A.A.L Peace Now for Israel Educational Center $6,631
Yarok Balev $6,530
Ruach Tova $6,340
Merkaz Hashachar – Kibbutz K’tura $6,019
Haqel: Jews and Arabs in Defense of Human Rights $5,800
Givat Haviva $5,797
Community Council of Greater Baka $5,664
Women for Women: Haifa Battered Women’s Shelter $5,375
Tzofim-Israel $5,352
Arous Elbahr: For the Woman in Jaffa $5,316
The Association for the Promotion of Spoken Arabic $5,316
Shira Banki’s Way $5,308
Amuta Le-Kidum Hasport Hameshutaf Mevaseret-Abu-Gosh $5,300
The Fund for Social Involvement in Memory of Yehuda Tribitch $5,222
Givat Hamivtar and Ramat Eshkol $5,211
Tarbut Movement $5,074
Dirasat – The Arab Center for Law and Policy $5,000
Awareness for You $5,000
AHD: Association of Academics for the Development of Arab Society in the Negev $5,000
Jaffa Institute $5,000
The Women’s Courtyard $5,000
Mirkaz Al-Hukok $4,944
Parents’ Circle: Bereaved Parents $4,927
The Orchard of Abraham’s Children $4,683
Kefa: For Social Change in the Negev $4,000
Jaffa Theatre $4,000
The Center for Emerging Futures Israel $4,000
Mineless – Our Environment Without Mines $3,863
Israel Women’s Network (IWN) $3,774
All for Peace $3,300
National Council for the Child $3,035
A New Dawn $3,000
Hiddush: For Religious Freedom and Equality $3,000
The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel $3,000
Achoti (Sister) – for Women in Israel $2,709
Dead Sea and Arava Science Center $2,658
The Road to Recovery $2,658
The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens $2,593
Economic Cooperation Foundation $2,500
ELMINA – House of Creation $2,500
Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam $2,400
Israeli Gay Youth Organization $2,345
African Refugees Development Center (ARDC) $2,235
Hillel Israel $2,156
Shiluv Institute $2,000
Keshet NGO – Mitzpe Ramon $2,000
Social TV $2,000
Freddie Krivine Foundation $1,900
Woman to Woman: Jerusalem Battered Women’s Shelter $1,737
Iqrit Community Association $1,716
Interfaith Encounter Association $1,530
The Traditional Family Congregation of Kfar Vradim (R.A) $1,500
SELAH Israel Crisis Management Center for New Immigrants $1,500
Eritrean Women’s Community Center $1,447
Israel Association for the Young Child $1,323
Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel (ARCCI) $1,000

 

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