About NIF

Advancing Equality for All Israelis

The New Israel Fund (NIF) helps Israel live up to its founders’ vision of a society that ensures complete equality to all its inhabitants. Our aim is to advance liberal democracy, including freedom of speech and minority rights, and to fight the inequality, injustice and extremism that diminish Israel.

From Israel’s first rape crisis centers, to fighting discrimination, NIF-funded organizations have driven positive social change and furthered justice and equality. NIF has provided over $300 million to more than 900 organizations since our inception in 1979.

And we are more than a funder. NIF is at philanthropy’s cutting edge — thanks in large part to our action arm Shatil, the New Israel Fund Initiative for Social Change. Today, NIF is a leading advocate for democratic values, building the coalitions and empowering the activists that can drive meaningful social change in Israel.

People

NIF is about people. And the work we do to make Israel a more equal and democratic society is supported by incredible individuals around the world, from North America to Israel, Europe, and Australia. Find out about the people who make our work possible.

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Success Stories

For nearly four decades, we’ve worked to make Israel a more equal, more democratic society. Read about the stories that are the beating heart of our work.

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Grantmaking

NIF’s grantees are leading social change in Israel. Our grantees work on behalf of social and economic justice, advocate for the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel, advance religious freedom, foster a shared society, combat racism, and promote human rights and democracy. NIF’s grantees are building a progressive movement in Israel to protect the very tenets of Israel’s democracy.

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Guidelines and FAQs

Over the past four decades, NIF has provided over $300 million to Israel’s progressive civil society organizations. Find out more about our approach to grant-making, capacity-building and initiatives, get a snapshot of NIF’s work from our Annual Report, and view NIF’s financial information.

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Values

The New Israel Fund’s founders envisioned an Israel that reflected their progressive values. Thousands of Israelis and supporters of Israel worldwide have since joined forces to push for an Israel where everyone can participate in a shared and just society. Together, we are working to build a stronger democracy in Israel, rooted in the values of equality, of inclusion, and of social justice.

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Jobs at NIF

Join our team! The New Israel Fund promotes diversity and equality in the workplace. Passionate about creating a more democratic and equal Israel? Find out more about working at NIF and current openings.

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