About New Israel Fund Australia Foundation

The New Israel Fund Australia Foundation is a leading organisation committed to social justice, human rights and democracy in Israel. We work with Israelis experiencing poverty, discrimination and injustice to create a more inclusive, tolerant and equal society.

Based on the vision of the country’s founders, we work towards an Israel that is “based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel… [and] complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.”

Our donors and supporters come from Jewish communities across Australia, all of whom are making their mark on Israel by funding work that builds a more just, democratic and inclusive society.

Working with the New Israel Fund, which has been empowering civil society in Israel for more than 40 years, NIF Australia makes real, positive changes to the lives of everyday Israelis. Since its inception, the New Israel Fund has used donations from Jewish communities in the US, England, Canada and elsewhere to provide over $200 million to more than 800 social justice and human rights organisations. Since our founding in 2011, NIF Australia has raised more than $2.5 million for this important work.

Read more about our focus areas: defending human rights and democratic infrastructure, relieving poverty and economic inequality, advancing the status of women, addressing inequality in the Arab-Israeli community, promoting the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum, and protecting the rights of vulnerable communities. Read more »

NIF Australia is run by a board and staff, and assisted by its two co-patrons, Ambassador Martin Indyk and Ronni Kahn, as well as its Advisory Council and a great group of volunteersRead more »