Israeli Group Seeks to Increase Private Philanthropy

A group of twenty Israeli social investors has chosen to work together in order to significantly increase the level of private philanthropy in Israel, to improve philanthropy’s effectiveness and “to change the culture of giving among the country’s affluent.”

The groups website, Committed to Give, states, “We are driven by a sense of responsibility and commitment to the wellbeing and cohesion of Israel’s civil society. The relatively low level of private donations in Israel in comparison to other countries concerns us. We will, therefore, act to create a critical mass of donors and donations, to strengthen and complement the government’s responsibilities, and to create partnerships between philanthropists.”