By Shavit Madhala and John Gal Well-informed philanthropy starts with ... you guessed it: getting informed. How many nonprofit organizations in Israel work on welfare issues and which populations do they serve? What percentage of organizations serve the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) population? The Arab Israeli population? What are the organizations’ primary sources of funding? And, what is the role of philanthropy in the field? We had the … [Read more...] about Philanthropy can Improve the Welfare of Israelis – here’s how
Philanthropy in Israel
Globes is reporting, "A 57-year-old male who lives in Tel Aviv and doesn't give to charity is the most common profile of the 400 highest income people in Israel in 2014. According to the Chief Economist and State Revenues Department at the Ministry of Finance, only 8% of the 400 were women. Of the 400, 165 donated an average of NIS 280,000 each. The remaining 235 donated nothing at all from their own pockets... The generosity of the … [Read more...] about 59% of Israeli Mega-Rich Donate Zero, says new Government Report
The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and its partner, Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn, have announced the start of a $1 million grants competition aimed at supporting Israeli nonprofit organizations working to advance women’s equality. The competition will be administered by Matan-United Way Israel and is open to Israeli NGOs working in this field. GPF will announce the winners of the competition in September 2018, prior to Rosh … [Read more...] about Genesis Prize Foundation Announces Competition for $1 Million in Grants to Israeli Women’s Rights NGOs
Jewish Funders Network awarded the 2018 Shapiro Prize for Excellence in Philanthropic Collaboration to the Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society (SVF). The honor recognizes the Social Venture Fund as a collaborative and structured partnership of more than twenty funders from the United States and Israel. The fund has collectively allocated nearly $8 million to address one of the most important and sensitive issues … [Read more...] about SVF, Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality, Wins Shapiro Prize for Philanthropic Collaboration
By Jack Gottleib On March 14, 2018, as a part of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) Conference, Tel Aviv will finally unveil its newest attraction, the Independence Trail, at Independence Hall in celebration of Israel’s 70th year of independence. The new trail is modeled after Boston’s Freedom Trail. It will lead visitors to 13 significant sites around City Hall and Rothschild Boulevard. The Trail will offer guided tours, a self-guided tour … [Read more...] about Tel Aviv Independence Trail: a New Philanthropic Model for Sustainable Economic Development?