Grantmaking

The New Israel Fund provides grants to organizations that make Israel a more just, equal, and democratic society.

NIF has provided more than $345 million to more than 950 organizations since our establishment in 1979. Ranging from large grants to organizations like our flagship grantee, the Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), 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.

Whether grantees receive core grants from NIF or donor-advised funding, they are all 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.

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NIF identifies key groups to receive support from our core budget; these organizations are advancing priorities like building a shared society or defending human rights (see NIF’s issues). Organizations receiving grants from NIF’s core budget are listed below under the heading “Core Grants.”

Funders may also choose to make “Donor Advised (DA) Grants,” which they can recommend we use to support specific organizations. This allows NIF to support a wider circle of organizations that meet our criteria and fall within our areas of focus and helps to further develop and strengthen progressive civil society in Israel. These grants are listed below under the heading “Donor Advised Grants.”

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.


2021 Core Grants

Palestinian-Israeli Society
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Alsirag: Regional Council for Unrecognized Negev Arab Villages
Advocates for recognition of unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev and services for residents, and empowers leaders of these villages to become their own advocates.
$40,000
The Arab Center for Alternative Planning (ACAP)
Represents the needs and interests of Arab citizens of Israel on issues of planning, land, housing, and development.
$70,000
Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights
Strengthens democracy and human rights in the field of spatial planning and housing policies in Israel and in Area C of the West Bank.
$70,000
The National Committee for Heads of Arab Local Authorities (NCHALA)
NCHALA advocates for Palestinians in Israel vis-à-vis legal status, planning, economic strategies, social development, educational vision, self-determination, and culture.
The grant supports work to advance the implementation of Government Resolution 922, specifically to ensure equitable national budgetary allocations to Palestinian Israeli local councils and municipalities, and to assist them in accessing funds allocated by the government.
$40,000
The Galilee Society – The Arab National Society for Health, Research and Services
The Galilee Society works to improve the health and environmental conditions of Palestinian citizens of Israel.
The grant helped fund a conference on young Palestinians in Arab society in Israel that focused on education, identity, religiosity, military and national service, culture, employment, and other topics.
$6,000
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Conducts litigation and advocacy efforts by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of this community.
$60,000
The Follow-Up Committee for Arab Education – Israel (Hirak)
Works to level the playing field in education by giving the Arab sector a greater say in determining education policy in Israel, and by combating and reducing violence within schools in Arab communities.
$75,000
Tishreen: A Culture Reviving Association – Taybeh
Promotes grassroots civic activism by and for the region’s Arab citizens and strengthens civil society in Taybeh and the Triangle region.
$30,000
The National Committee for Heads of Arab Local Authorities (NCHALA)
NCHALA advocates for Palestinians in Israel vis-à-vis legal status, planning, economic strategies, social development, educational vision, self-determination, and culture.
The Combating Crime and Violence Project entails working with government bodies to advance implementation of Government Resolution 549 to reduce violence and crime in the Arab community.
$70,000
Hasoub
Hasoub works to pave the way for the next generation of Arab high-tech entrepreneurs.
The grant supported a hackathon to develop innovative solutions to violence and crime in the Arab sector.
$8,000
Alrafah Association – Aman Center
Reduces violence within Palestinian society through advocacy to government bodies, by raising awareness, and working with community leaders.
$40,000
Kayan – Feminist Organization
Works to address the root causes of gender-based discrimination, defend and promote the rights of Palestinian women in Israel, and ensure their integration in decision-making positions.
$25,000
Women Against Violence (WAV) – Nazareth
Works to advance the rights of Palestinian-Israeli women, expand their influence on centers of power, and eliminate gender-based violence.
$50,000
Religious Freedom
GRANTEE AMOUNT
The Masorti (Conservative) Movement
The Masorti Movement works to create a pluralistic, egalitarian, inclusive approach to Jewish life in Israel.
Jewish Pluralism Watch advances transparency and accountability of elected officials by monitoring and publicizing the positions of Knesset members on issues related to democracy, and religion and state.
$45,000
Women of the Wall (WoW)
WoW is a group of Jewish women from Israel and around the world working to achieve the right to worship freely and publicly at the Kotel.
The grant supports the hiring of a consultant to guide WoW in its contacts with the new government around implementation of the Western Wall agreement and developing a plaza for non-Orthodox prayer services.
$6,000
IRAC: Israel Religious Action Center through Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism
Advances religious diversity, defends freedom of religion, and works to create a broadly inclusive Israeli democracy based on the principles of social justice and equality.
$50,000
Be Free Israel (Israel Hofsheet)
Advocates for an Israel that practices cultural and religious pluralism, protects civil rights, and upholds the principles of democracy.
$69,600
Israel Women’s Network (IWN)
IWN advances gender equality and women’s rights, and raises public awareness of these issues while advancing reform in policy and legislation.
The grant supports the position of a lobbyist working to advance policy changes and laws within the Knesset and government ministries regarding women’s rights, focusing primarily on the exclusion of women, the gender pay gap and workplace discrimination, and violence against women.
$40,000
Havruta – Religious Gay Community
Havruta advances community empowerment and promotes greater acceptance of LGBTQ individuals in Jewish religious society.
The grant supports a project by Havruta, Bat Kol, and Shoval – three LGBTQ groups working with religious Israelis – to provide support and educational activities for LGBTQ+ ultra-Orthodox individuals.
$10,000
Mavoi Satum (“Dead End”)
Provides legal and emotional support to women who have been refused a Jewish divorce (get) and seeks solutions to the problem of divorce refusal in Israel.
$3,700
Anshey Chayil through the Society for Advancement of Education of Jerusalem
The grant supports the creation of a beit midrash for ultra-Orthodox rabbis who espouse progressive values and are affiliated with the New Haredim movement.
$30,000
Haredim Mamlachti’im (New Haredim) through the Jerusalem Intercultural Center
A group of ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) community members with a progressive outlook working to enhance women’s rights and promote core curriculum and higher education within their community.
$40,000
The Tikun Movement for Social and Cultural Change in Israel
Promotes moderate traditional Jewish perspectives in support of religious tolerance, shared society, and social justice.
$25,000
Safeguarding Human Rights and Democratic Infrastructure
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Ha’Migdalor, Breaking the Silence & The Forum for Regional Thinking through Oranim College
This joint project will create a pilot educational program on the occupation for pre-military academies and other educational frameworks for young people.
$20,000
Haqel: Jews and Arabs in Defense of Human Rights
Haqel is an Israeli/Palestinian interfaith human rights NGO working to defend human rights and increase awareness and commitment to human rights in Israel and the Occupied Territories.
The grant supports a 24/7 hotline to provide immediate legal aid vis-à-vis settler actions and violence, and army actions that harm the local communities.
$10,000
Torat Tzedek (Torah of Justice)
Torat Tzedek works to protect human rights, focusing in particular on enabling Palestinian farmers to access their lands and protecting them while doing so.
The grant supports an initiative to protect Palestinian shepherds in the Jordan Valley from settler and Israeli military violence.
$5,000
Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtika)
Collects soldiers’ testimonies in order to raise public awareness of the consequences of the occupation.
$50,000
B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
Supports human rights monitoring in the territories and intervenes on behalf of individuals whose rights have been violated.
$20,000
Emek Shaveh
Works to defend cultural heritage rights and to protect ancient sites as public assets that belong to members of all communities, faiths and peoples, and oppose the use of archaeological sites to dispossess disenfranchised communities.
$30,000
Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement
Advocates for the freedom of movement of Palestinians, especially Gaza residents.
$18,000
Ir Amim
Works to render Jerusalem a more equitable and sustainable city for Israeli and Palestinian residents, and to help secure a negotiated resolution on the city, through reporting, advocacy and public education, to re-orient the public discourse.
$50,000
MachsomWatch: Women for Human Rights and Against the Occupation
Monitors IDF checkpoints in the West Bank and educates the Israeli public about the effects of the occupation.
$25,000
Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI)
Provides medical services and works to effect policy change with regard to human rights and the right to health care for Palestinians in the occupied territories, prison inmates, asylum-seekers, and other residents of Israel.
$45,000
Yesh Din – Volunteers for Human Rights
Seeks to protect human rights in the occupied territories by collecting and disseminating information, conducting legal advocacy, and public outreach.
$40,000
The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI)
PCATI works to protect all citizens and residents, in Israel and in the Occupied Territories, from torture and ill-treatment at the hands of Israeli law enforcement and investigatory authorities.
The Project to Reduce Police Violence at Demonstrations works to enhance and safeguard freedom of protest by reducing police violence against demonstrators through legal action, advocacy, dissemination of information, and training.
$30,000
BaShaar – Academic Community for Israeli Society
BaShaar works to defend and strengthen institutions of higher education in Israel.
The grant supported the establishment of a hotline for university lecturers and students whose freedom of expression has been violated or threatened.
$7,700
Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality (NCF)
NCF supports cultural, educational, and social activities that promote cooperation between the Jewish and Bedouin populations in the Negev.
The grant supports NCF’s Freedom of Protest Coordinator in the south, who provides support for activists for Bedouin rights.
$16,000
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Adalah conducts litigation and advocacy efforts by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of this community.
The grant supports the position of Freedom of Protest Coordinator in the north and the Triangle.
$30,000
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)
ACRI promotes the universality of human rights through precedent-setting litigation, human rights education, public outreach, and advocacy.
ACRI’s DocoRights Project assists and supports activists in defending their right to protest.
$30,000
Mossawa Center: The Advocacy Center for Palestinian Arab Citizens of Israel
Mossawa promotes the economic, social, cultural, and political rights of the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel and the recognition of this community as a national indigenous minority with national, cultural, and historical distinctiveness.
The grant supported legal aid for Palestinian citizens of Israel who were arrested or suffered police brutality following the intercommunal violence in May 2021, as well as those who were fired from their jobs for joining a general strike in the Arab sector.
$10,000
Human Rights Defenders Fund (HRDF)
Provides legal aid to human rights defenders, including nonviolent protesters against the occupation, Bedouin citizens, LGBTQ activists, and Ethiopian-Israelis.
$88,650
Mehazkim
Mehazkim is a progressive digital movement working to promote the values, ideas and solutions of the Israeli left.
FakeReporter monitors social media and messaging applications for hate speech, incitement, and disinformation and that has helped ban extremists from such platforms.
$70,000
Privacy Israel
Works to safeguard citizens’ digital rights by focusing on online privacy, data harvesting by the government and social media platforms, and online freedom of expression.
$50,000
The Clinic on Human Rights in Cyberspace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Aims to accumulate knowledge about the application of cyber law in Israel, which will serve as the basis for academic research and proposed reforms.
$30,000
Elifelet – Citizens for Refugee Children
Elifelet provides programs to ensure the safeguarding, education, and wellbeing of asylum-seeker children.
The grant supports the creation of Community House – a hub providing a variety of services for multiple organizations serving the refugee and migrant population.
$8,650
ASSAF – Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel
ASSAF works to advance the rights of asylum seekers and provides assistance programs.
The grant supports a joint lobbyist working in coordination with the major refugee rights organizations to promote a fair and humane policy for asylum seekers in Israel.
$54,000
The Aguda – The Association for LGBTQ Equality in Israel
The Aguda strives to improve the LGBTQ community’s standing in Israel and to achieve equal rights and security.
The grant supports a joint lobbyist working in coordination with 15 LGBTQ organizations to advance the rights of Israel’s LGBTQ community and present a unified voice on issues affecting the community.
$44,500
Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance (JOH)
JOH provides direct services for the LGBTQ community, and works to make Jerusalem a more pluralistic and equal city.
The grant helped support the Open House’s legal battle to compel the Jerusalem municipality to provide it with court-ordered funding.
$10,000
The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants
The Hotline protects the rights of refugees, migrant workers and victims of human trafficking.
The grant supported legal representation and assistance for asylum seekers from Eritrea to appeal the rejection of their asylum requests.
$5,000
The Movement for Freedom of Information
Promotes transparency in public institutions and encourages the public to make use of its right to government-held information.
$45,000
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)
Promotes the universality of human rights through precedent-setting litigation, human rights education, public outreach, and advocacy.
$400,000
Maavarim – Israeli Trans Community
Empowers and supports members of the trans community, facilitating both personal and social change.
$3,100
Rabbis for Human Rights
Works to protect human rights in the Occupied Territories and create awareness of the issue, and to promote social and economic justice within Israel.
$34,650
Shared Society and Combating Racism
GRANTEE AMOUNT
IRAC: Israel Religious Action Center through Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism
IRAC advances religious diversity and defends freedom of religion in Israeli society, and works to create a broadly inclusive Israeli democracy based on the principles of social justice and equality.
The Racism Crisis Center provides support for victims of discrimination and hate crimes, collects data on racism, and raises awareness.
$50,000
Tag Meir (Light Tag) through 12 Heshvan
A coalition comprising over 50 organizations from across the religious-secular spectrum, which works to combat “price-tag” attacks and hate crimes.
$65,000
Association of Ethiopian Jews (AEJ)
Provides assistance to Ethiopian immigrants in absorption, education, housing, and the preservation of Ethiopian culture and tradition.
$30,000
Tebeka – Equality & Justice for Ethiopian Israelis
Advances the rights of Ethiopian-Israelis by providing free legal services, facilitating their integration within Israeli society, and cultivating a new generation of leaders and legal scholars.
$30,000
Keshet NGO – Mitzpe Ramon
Keshet supports local initiatives and projects in the areas of community and education, culture, environment and sustainability.
The grant supported the drafting of a guide for use by the Ministry of Social Equality to determine how to incorporate tourism in Arab communities into a socioeconomic development plan.
$6,000
Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) & Combatants for Peace
A joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of families who have lost loved ones in the conflict, PCFF promotes reconciliation and an end to the conflict. CfP brings together Palestinians and Israelis who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence to build the social infrastructure for ending the conflict and the occupation.
The grant supports the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day ceremony, which features bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families committed to dialogue, reconciliation, and nonviolence.
$5,000
Givat Haviva – The Center for a Shared Society
Givat Haviva works to build an inclusive, socially cohesive society by engaging divided communities in collective action to advance an Israeli democracy based on mutual responsibility, civic equality, and a shared vision of the future.
The grant helped Givat Haviva to provide refuge for 15 families from Ashkelon during the spring 2021 escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
$8,000
EVE: Independent Theatre Makers Association
EVE is an independent theater and performance art creators organization working to enhance art in Israel and cultivate independent Israeli creation and creators.
The grant supported a conference in Ramle on investing in culture in the “mixed cities” and in the Palestinian community in Israel.
$10,000
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel
Hand in Hand builds inclusion and equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel through a network of bilingual, integrated schools and communities.
The grant supported joint public vigils by Arab and Jewish citizens, and a conference of Hand in Hand employees and community members in the wake of the spring 2021 events.
$5,000
CallActiv!t
An artistic and cultural movement of Ethiopian-Israeli women changemakers that centers the voices of black people in Israel.
$30,000
Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality
Endeavors to create a shared space for Jewish and Arab residents of the Negev through the establishment of bilingual, integrated schools and a vibrant shared community.
$5,000
The Alliance Fellowship
The Alliance Fellowship works to create a network of Jewish and Palestinian Israeli leaders.
The Lod Project aims to cultivate Jewish-Arab cultural initiatives, in hopes of forging strong ties among participants that could lay the groundwork for a Jewish-Arab political slate to run in the 2023 local elections.
$80,000
Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom (WAS/NS)
WAS/NS is a village of Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel dedicated to building justice, peace and equality in the country and the region.
The Alumni Project builds on networks of Jewish and Palestinian alumni of the WAS-NS School for Peace to increase the presence and impact of Palestinian Israelis within professional associations.
$30,000
Have You Seen the Horizon Lately through Ken Lashalom
Encourages public legitimacy for the participation of Palestinian Israelis in political life and leadership through advocacy, media work, and events.
$80,000
Sikkuy-Aufoq: For a Shared and Equal Society
Sikkuy-Aufuq is a shared organization of Jewish and Arab citizens, working to implement full equality on all levels between the Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel.
The Arab Media Initiative works to increase the presence of Palestinian Israeli interviewees in the broadcast media on issues unrelated to the conflict, thus helping to “normalize” the presence of Arab voices in the public sphere.
$80,000
The Abraham Initiatives
The Abraham Initiatives works to close the gaps between Jewish and Arab Israelis via multi-level advocacy, practice-based research, and policy development.
The Media Project endeavors to expose journalists and writers to various topics related to Palestinian-Israeli society, in order to increase media coverage of these issues and make the Hebrew-language media a shared space for Arabs and Jews.
$50,000
I’lam: Arab Center for Media Freedom, Development and Research
Supports advocacy efforts to ensure Palestinian citizens’ participation in and utilization of the mass media as a tool to promote social equality.
$103,000
Shared Society: Voices of Hope Grants
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Citizens Build a Community
Stemming from the violence of May 2021, We Are Lod advances Jewish-Arab community activism, and aims to give physical expression in public spaces to the needs and hopes of the city’s diverse residents.
$16,000
Kulna Yafa through The Orchard of Abraham’s Children
The Save Ajami project brings Jews and Arabs together to fight the eviction of hundreds of Arab families from their homes in Jaffa.
$22,500
Kulna Yerushalayim
The Kulna Council initiates monthly encounters of Arab and Jewish residents of Jerusalem to discuss specific topics, such as personal security or employment, and launch Jewish-Arab collaborations.
$16,000
Eretz-Ir
Startup Negev brings together university-age Jewish and Bedouin entrepreneurs with the goal of fostering a high-tech community based on coexistence and mutual respect.
$12,500
Van Leer Jerusalem Institute & the Forum for Regional Thinking
The Ofek Project seeks to train Palestinian Israelis who are experts on the Middle East, Islam, and Palestinian issues to appear in the media and in academic forums.
$22,500
AMRAM: Ru’ach Ha’Mizrach Association
The Narratives Navigator Project will produce a unique consolidation of narratives of different groups in Israeli society that are often overlooked, including Mizrahi Jews, Palestinian-Israelis, and immigrant communities.
$11,000
Givat Haviva – The Center for a Shared Society
The Joint Residential Program for Jewish and Arab Graduates of Art Institutes is a 3-month program designed to ease the participants’ transition into the art world. This program will provide a framework for Arabs and Jews to better understand one another, and develop a cadre of young artists who can advance multiculturalism in the Israeli art world.
$16,000
Al-Rabita: League for the Arabs in Jaffa
Jaffa/Yafa: Mending the Rift was established to revive the Arab-Jewish Committee for Jaffa in light of the discord in the city in 2021, and promote Jewish-Arab activities.
$16,000
Achoti (Sister) for Women in Israel and Arous al-Bahar for Women in Jaffa
From the Personal to the Political, from What is Different to What is Shared brings together Palestinian-Israeli and Jewish women from Jaffa and south Tel Aviv to create a play about their experiences as women from underserved populations who have faced intercommunal tensions.
$19,000
Atid Bamidbar
Developing Bedouin Tourism as a Catalyst for Good Neighborly Relations, based on Bedouin-Jewish cooperation, supports the development of Bedouin tourism, especially in the unrecognized villages, as a path to individual and community empowerment and economic development.
$16,000
Alsirag: Regional Council for Unrecognized Negev Arab Villages
Coming Together to Promote Cooperation and Shared Society focuses on activities to build trust between Arabs and Jews in the Ramat Negev Regional Council area, building on the RCUV’s work over the years to improve ties between Bedouin communities and their Jewish neighbors.
$16,000
Rabbis for Human Rights
A Shared Home brings young Jewish Israelis attending pre-military academies together with their Muslim and Christian Arab peers who are doing national service in the Arab sector to produce meaningful encounters that advance shared society.
$15,900
Social and Economic Justice
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) & the Negev Council
PHRI provides medical services and works to effect policy change with regard to human rights and the right to health care for Palestinians in the occupied territories, prison inmates, asylum-seekers, and other residents of Israel.
The joint National Priority Areas for Healthcare Initiative advances implementation of the government resolution to close gaps in health care between central Israel and the periphery.
$45,000
The Israeli Association for Distributive Justice
Promotes the just distribution of resources in Israel through monitoring governmental activities, advocacy efforts, and legal petitions.
$79,000
The Public Housing Forum through Forum for Immigrant Families in the North
Promotes public housing in Israel by working to increase public housing stock, expand the eligibility criteria for public housing, and advocate for the fair treatment of public housing tenants.
$80,000
Hagar – The Affordable Housing Center through Tel Aviv University
Advances housing research and housing policy in Israel.
$29,000
AMRAM: Ru’ach Ha’Mizrach Association
Promotes Mizrahi culture and heritage, and raises awareness about racism and discrimination and about the abductions of Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan children in the 1950s.
$38,000
Adva Center
A policy analysis center producing critical analyses of public policy from the perspective of equality and social justice.
$72,000
SafeWork Israel
Leads the struggle to advance worker safety in the construction and other industries, and to prevent and create awareness of industrial accidents.
$10,000
Achoti (Sister) for Women in Israel
Strengthens the voices of women from marginalized communities, including women of Mizrahi, Ethiopian, and Palestinian origin.
$112,000
Kulna – Young Adults in Yerucham (Tzeirim BeYerucham)
A home for culture and education in the tradition of the Jews from Muslim countries, working to create a connected and just society.
$10,000
Strengthening Progressive Power and Influence (New Initiatives for Democracy – NIFD)
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Standing Together (Omdim Beyachad)
Organizes Jews and Arabs, locally and nationally throughout Israel, around campaigns for peace, equality, and social justice, in order to build power and transform Israeli society.
$105,000
Zazim – Community Action
Mobilizes a base of Israelis to take action through online campaigns on the most pressing issues facing Israeli society.
$100,000
Mehazkim
Mehazkim is a progressive digital movement working to promote the values, ideas and solutions of the Israeli left.
The grant supports Mehazkim’s work leading the digital efforts of the Citizens’ Headquarters, a coalition of organizations working to counter right-wing attacks on civil society, promote Jewish-Arab political partnership, and conduct media campaigns for progressive issues.
$40,000
The Israeli Democratic Bloc
Conducts opposition research into the funding sources and/or illegal activities of right-wing organizations and disseminates such research to the media.
$125,000
The Arab Center for Alternative Planning (ACAP)
ACAP represents the needs and interests of Arab citizens of Israel on issues of planning, land, housing, and development.
Qadaya cultivates a new generation of Palestinian-Israeli leaders through the establishment of student activist groups at the five principal Israeli universities.
$70,000
Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Arava Institute is an environmental and academic institution dedicated to preparing future leaders from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and around the world to cooperatively solve the regional and global challenges of our time.
The Partnership Project, with the Heschel Center, Arava Institute and Makom L’Shinui (Place for Change), brings together participants from six organizations to develop cross-sector cooperation and strategic thinking in the field of human rights and democracy.
$10,000
The Heschel Center for Sustainability & Makom L’Shinui
The Heschel Center works to develop and implement the vision of sustainability: a just and cohesive society, a robust and democratic economy, and a healthy and productive environment for all residents.
The Partnership Project, with the Heschel Center, Arava Institute and Makom L’Shinui (Place for Change), brings together participants from six organizations to develop cross-sector cooperation and strategic thinking in the field of human rights and democracy.
$55,000
Hechalutz Movement through Oranim College
Hechalutz develops progressive leadership and narrative, and promotes civic engagement and responsibility.
Ha’Migdalor, a joint project with the Ideational Center for Liberal Democracy, promotes progressive values and consolidates educational materials on issues including democracy, religious freedom, climate change, gender, human rights and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for programs at premilitary academies.
$75,000
Berl Katznelson Fund through the Social Economic Academy
Strengthens progressive forces in Israel through the development of vision and policy, leadership development, creation of a comprehensive progressive curriculum, and the operation of diverse educational and training programs.
$150,000
Here Be Dragons through Breaking the Silence
Advances long-term strategic thinking among progressive activists and organizations in Israel and promotes collaboration among them in an effort to strengthen the progressive camp.
$50,000
Morashtenu (Our Heritage): The Charter for Democracy
Promotes the full-scale involvement of Russian-speakers in Israeli civil life and advances the values of democracy, human dignity, tolerance, and multiculturalism.
$30,000
The Forum for Regional Thinking
Enriches Israeli public discourse by offering fresh perspectives on the Middle East that diverge from the usual security-driven approach.
$67,500
Mitvim: The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies
Promotes new paradigms for Israel’s foreign policies, enhances Israel’s regional belonging, and advances Israeli-Arab peace.
$55,000
Zulat – Equality and Human Rights
Advances civil and human rights in Israel and strengthens the progressive camp through a combination of advocacy, media work, and coalition-building.
$50,000

2021 Donor Advised Grants

New Initiatives for Democracy – NIFD
GRANTEE AMOUNT
The Forum for Regional Thinking $18,000
Mitvim: The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies $63,191
Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy $17,000
The Movement for Progressive Israel $16,000
Shaharit $20,000
The Alliance Fellowship $18,233
Zazim – Community Action $157,395
Zulat – Equality And Human Rights $87,372
Palestinian-Israeli Society
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel $66,772
Ahed: Association of Academics for the Development of Arab Society in the Negev $25,000
The Arab Center for Alternative Planning (ACAP) $467,715
Association for Promoting Education in the Arab Society $5,000
The Association for the Improvement of Women’s Status, Lakia $112,388
AWC – Arab Women In The Center $8,143
Baladna – Association for Arab Youth $112,000
Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights $44,143
Bokra Guida $28,000
Desert Stars $20,000
The Galilee Society – The Arab National Society for Health, Research and Services $3,119
INJAZ – Center for Professional Arab Local Governance $20,000
Kav Mashve $5,000
Kayan – Feminist Organization $30,231
The National Committee for Heads of Arab Local Authorities $37,500
Regional Council For Unrecognized Negev Arab Villages $100
Sidreh $2,000
Siraj – Advancing Hi-Tech in the Bedouin Community  $170,000
Tamar Center $93,280
Tishreen: A Culture Reviving Association – Taybeh $7,500
Trust of Programs for Early Childhood, Family and Community Education $110,000
Women Against Violence (WAV) – Nazareth $3,412
Religious Freedom
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Association to Promote the Culture & Education in Kfar Yehezkiel $15,000
Be Free Israel (Israel Hofsheet) $25,000
Bina: The Jewish Movement for Social Change $3,350
Center For Women’s Justice $21,250
Citizens for Clean Air $1,528
Hiddush: For Religious Freedom and Equality $3,000
Hillel Israel LTD $5,000
Hillel: The Right to Choose $20,688
IRAC: Israel Religious Action Center through Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism $130,492
Kol Haneshama $1,389
Oz VeShalom-Netivot Shalom $5,940
Pelech School $2,000
Shoval $10,000
Women of the Wall $9,489
Safeguarding Human Rights and Democratic Infrastructure
GRANTEE AMOUNT
972 – Advancement of Citizen Journalism $328,088
The Aguda – The Association for LGBTQ Equality in Israel $49,539
Akevot Institute for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Research $39,330
Arteam – Interdisciplinary Art Collective $2,000
ASLI – Israel White Ribbon Organization $7,953
ASSAF – Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel $72,364
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) $271,768
Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel $10,959
BaShaar – Academic Community for Israeli Society $2,468
Bizchut: The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities $24,704
Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtika) $703,023
B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories $117,311
Combatants for Peace $40,790
Elifelet – Citizens for Refugee Children $103,561
Emek Shaveh $16,100
Friends of Open House in Ramle $15,760
Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement $69,078
Haifa Women’s Crisis Center $5,000
Hamoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual $196,503
Haqel: Jews and Arabs in Defense of Human Rights $35,915
Hoshen – Education And Change $56,350
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants $85,619
Human Rights Defenders Fund (HRDF) $56,420
Humans Without Borders $5,000
IGY – The Proud Youth Organization $83,076
IPCRI – Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information $5,000
Ir Amim $135,845
Isha L’Isha: Haifa Feminist Center $17,030
ISPRA – Israel Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association $60,000
Israel Women’s Network (IWN) $145,823
Jerusalem African Community Center $27,082
Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance $147,528
Kav LaOved – Worker’s Hotline $78,918
Krembo Wings $52,789
Kuchinate: African Refugee Women’s Collective $46,848
Lishma: For the Integration of People with Mental Disabilities $30,000
Maavarim – Israeli Trans Community $7,000
MachsomWatch: Women for Human Rights and Against the Occupation $79,635
Maslan – The Negev’s Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Support Center $55,599
Mehazkim $22,219
The Movement for Freedom of Information $5,000
Naboth’s Vineyard (Kerem Navot) $15,000
Parents Against Child Detention through PCATI $12,102
Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) $22,675
Physicians for Human Rights Israel $310,784
Privacy Israel $5,000
The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) $47,135
Rabbis for Human Rights $62,724
Rape Crisis Center – Haifa $1,141
The Road to Recovery $36,869
The Seventh Eye $775
SHAAL Peace Now for Israel Educational Enterprises $19,601
The Social Guard $1,000
Tehila $7,000
Terrestrial Jerusalem $3,989
Torat Tzedek (Torah of Justice) $380,203
Turning the Tables $10,000
Women Wage Peace $201
Yesh Din – Volunteers for Human Rights $58,733
Shared Society and Combating Racism
GRANTEE AMOUNT
The Abraham Initiatives $31,631
AJEEC-NISPED (Arab-Jewish Center for Empowerment, Equality and Cooperation) $47,500
AMAL: Spoken Arabic for All $23,000
Amuta Le-Kidum Hasport Hameshutaf in Mevaseret Tzion and Abu-Gosh $500
The Arab-Jewish Community Center in Jaffa $22,655
Association of Ethiopian Jews (AEJ) $1,050
Beit Berl College $10,000
Beit Ha’Gefen – Arab-Jewish Cultural Center $200
Beit System Ali $35,000
Challenge: An Organization for Critical and Integrative Strategy and for Inclusively Addressing Social Conflicts $10,000
Community Council of Greater Baka $354
Emun Hatzibur – Public Trust $9,879
Friendship Village $2,000
Givat Haviva – The Center for a Shared Society $92,932
Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality $162,853
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel $66,450
Have You Seen the Horizon Lately through Ken Lashalom $20,000
Interfaith Encounter Association $2,074
Jaffa Institute $5,000
Jaffa Theatre $5,358
The Jerusalem Intercultural Center $83,500
Katamon – Moadon Ohadim $15,072
Leo Baeck Education Center $3,000
Maayan Babustan / Ein Bustan $398
Mabat – Awareness in a Multicultural Society $62,913
Madrasa – School for Arabic Language $30,000
Mahapach-Taghir $66,420
MEET – Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow $91,487
Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality $30,901
The Orchard of Abraham’s Children $9,500
Sadaka-Reut – Arab Jewish Youth Partnership $28,793
Sikkuy-Aufoq: For a Shared and Equal Society $134,861
Sindyanna of Galilee $10,000
Standing Together (Omdim Beyachad) $170,643
Tag Meir (Light Tag) through 12 Heshvan $82,319
Tebeka – Equality & Justice for Ethiopian Israelis $7,665
Together Beyond Words $10,000
Tsofen $259,918
Two States, One Homeland $500
Wahat al-Salam – Neve Shalom (WAS/NS) $8,400
Social and Economic Justice
GRANTEE AMOUNT
Achoti (Sister) for Women in Israel $2,500
Adva Center $63,600
Amutah Moshe Hess $12,208
Eretz-Ir (Tor Hamidbar) $39,624
Friends By Nature – Community Empowerment $5,386
The Fund for Social Involvement in Memory of Yehuda Tribitch $12,500
Green Course (Megama Yeruka) $55,743
Haokets $9,000
The Israel Center for Educational Innovation (ICEI) $616,000
Itach-Maaki: Women Lawyers for Social Justice $46,175
Keren Kagan $6,947
The Social Economic Academy $2,467
Social TV $35,000
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel $25,161
Tozeret Haaretz Young Communities $6,184
Windows – Channels for Communication $569
Woman to Woman: Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women $400
Women’s Spirit $36
Other
GRANTEE AMOUNT
15 Minutes – Public Transport Consumers Union $55,181
aChord Center through Hebrew University $25,000
Achva BaKerem $19,000
Adam Teva V’Din $59,799
Akim: The National Organization for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families $15,000
Arab Single Mothers Forum $3,711
Artemis Pioneer Israel Foundation $10,000
The Association for Sustainable Education $4,583
Atid Bamidbar $3,660
Center for Advancement of Peace Initiatives $35,000
The Center for Contemporary Art $93,655
Citizens for the Environment $600
Comet-ME $1,000
CoPro – The Israeli Content Marketing Foundation $5,000
Counseling Center for Women $3,600
The Democratic Voice $20,902
The Felicja Blumental Music Center $1,383
Freddie Krivine Foundation $680
Freedom Farm $15,305
Green Yad Eliyahoo $3,119
Israel Story $8,700
Israeli Center for Public Affairs (ICPA) $125,914
The Israeli Democratic Bloc $200,414
Jerusalem Cinematheque – Israel Film Archive $13,906
Jerusalem Season of Culture $5,000
The Jerusalem Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) $1,800
Jewish-Arab Community Center, Akko $34,054
Keshet NGO – Mitzpe Ramon $5,117
Kidma Anilevich $33,641
Kulna Yerushalayim $10,500
Lada’at – Choose Well $200
Leaders of the Future $413,460
Life and Environment: Infrastructure Organization for the Israeli Environmental Movement $292,581
Lissan $10,000
Makor Foundation for Israeli Films $30,000
Mavoi Satum (“Dead End”) $39
Merkaz Hashachar – Kibbutz Ketura $2,000
The Mifne Center: Early Intervention in the Treatment of Autism for the Infant and the Family $1,000
The New Fund for Cinema and Television $12,260
Pesia’s Kitchen $15,000
Shomrey Hagolan $4,631
The Summit Institute $34,733
Synthesizer $10,000
Tel-Hai College $6,101
Tevel b’Tzedek $28,200
Toshavim Mashpiim Bemodiin $5,161
Yaldei Ariel $3,119
Zalul $8,000