Transparency Comes to Israel Government Supported NGO’s
Finance Ministry website lifts veil of secrecy on state support to non-profits
The state provided NIS 22 billion in support to thousands of non-governmental institutions, local authorities, private organizations and other non-governmental recipients this year, Finance Ministry Accountant General Shuki Oren said on Wednesday. And now the public can see who is getting what, after the ministry launched a new website, www.tmichot.gov.il, which provides the detail. The site also includes data on the top-five wage earners at recipient agencies.
This year the Education Ministry has provided NIS 6.6 billion so far to various agencies. The largest sum went to the network of ORT high schools (NIS 444.6 million ), mostly for teacher salaries. The ministry also provides funding to local authorities to run schools and to pay high school teachers’ salaries. This year, for example, the Jerusalem Municipality got NIS 164.5 million for this purpose.
… So far in 2010, the Social Affairs Ministry has made NIS 119.4 million in allocations including NIS 6 million to the Yad Sarah organization, which provides home medical equipment and services, and NIS 5.8 million to Ezer Mizion, which provides support services to the sick and disabled and the underprivileged.