Strengthening Israel as a secure homeland for the Jewish people, a thriving democracy and an inclusive society that cares for its most vulnerable.

Since the earliest days of our organization, we have devoted substantial resources to strengthening and supporting Israel as a secure homeland for the Jewish people, as a democratic state that ensures equal rights for all its citizens and as an important ally of the United States.

Our work in Israel is rooted in a proud embrace of the vision of Zionism embedded in Israel’s founding Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the Jewish people’s right to self-determination and to a safe, secure state. It also recognizes and prioritizes equal rights for Israel’s citizens, inclusive of all races, religion, nationalities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

Today Israel is home to a diverse population of people and communities that includes Jews, Arabs, LGBTQ+, secular, religious, Mizrahi, Ethiopian, Ashkenazi and more. Through our work, we invest in many different communities, supporting efforts to encourage dialogue, preserve democracy and build pathways for people to live together in a shared society.

While our work is primarily focused within Israel, it also rooted in our hopes and aspirations for peace between Israelis and Palestinians and within the broader Middle East region. 

For us, the well-being and success of the communities that comprise Israel’s richly diverse and complex society are inextricably linked. We target our funding in several key areas through which we believe we can make a significant impact through investing in and connecting the work of our grantees.

Our Focus Areas

Social Welfare

We invest in organizations that are working with and supporting Israel’s most vulnerable populations and ensuring Israel has a robust infrastructure for providing social services across its diverse communities. Our work is particularly focused on promoting child and family safety through addressing the cycle and root causes of child abuse and neglect, human trafficking and prostitution. We also invest in efforts that support aging Holocaust survivors and Israel’s LGBTQ+ community. 

Inclusive Society

We invest in innovative work that is building pathways for diverse communities of people in Israel to live and thrive together in an equal and shared society. Our grantees work with a wide range of communities to ensure their needs are met, they can access a quality education, and they can find opportunities for social inclusion and economic advancement. 

Israeli Democracy

Israel has a robust and thriving democracy that, as with many democratic nations, requires ongoing attention to ensure it lives up to its highest ideals and principles. We invest in organizations that are committed to ensuring Israel remains a safe, Jewish and democratic country and are working to strengthen the pillars of Israel’s democracy. 

Emergency Grantmaking

Beyond our strategic areas of investment, we strive to help when emergency situations arise. Throughout COVID-19, we have funded projects and emergency programs to care for those in need and ensure no one was left behind. We also have supported efforts to address the physical and mental health needs of Israelis during times of conflict in the region. 

Our Work in the U.S.

In addition to the work we do within Israel, our U.S. Jewish Community portfolio invests in Israel education and engagement, designed to help people in the U.S. and internationally learn about, connect with and understand Israel beyond the headlines. We also invest broadly in efforts to combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and to advocate for a constructive, bipartisan relationship between the U.S. and Israel.

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Featured Grantees

We are proud to support programs and organizations playing an active role in shaping Israel’s future. Meet some of our grantees.

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