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.