Our Grants - New Israel Fund Australia

Our Grants

Projects We Support

Each year we support more than a dozen projects, each of which bring Israel closer to realising the values of its Declaration of Independence. You can read more about the impact our projects have, or view a breakdown of our funding on this page.

We are committed to transparency about where our community's funds are spent. 

All grantees are legally recognised and registered nonprofits in Israel. Additionally, every grantee must meet NIF’s funding guidelines and undergo regular evaluations for effectiveness and consistency with NIF’s overall strategic priorities.

Read more about our impact: combating racism and discrimination, assisting people seeking asylum and refugees, promoting the status of women,  equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel, inclusion for all expressions of Judaism, justice in the occupied Palestinian territories and safeguarding the civil rights of all Israelis.

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2019

This list represents grants approved up until 5 July 2019. We're planning more as the year goes on!

Organisation

Amount

Adalah
Conducts litigation by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of this community. Read more »
$20,000
Al Hukok
Provides legal aid for the Bedouins of the Negev around issues of housing, economic rights, healthcare, and education. Read more »
$7,500
Association of Ethiopian Jews
Following the police shooting of unarmed teen Solomon Teka z"l in July 2019, we made an emergency grant to AEJ to build their capacity to respond to institutionalised racism felt by the Ethiopian community in Israel. Read more »
$20,000
Bimkom
Spatial and town planning expertise inside Israel and in Area C of the West Bank to ensure Palestinian villages aren't denied electricity, water and education resources by the Israeli government. Read more »
$20,000
Bizchut
Combating cases of discrimination felt by people with a disability in Israel. Read more »
$4,000
Gisha - Center for the Legal Protection of Freedom of Movement
A unique approach helping residents of Gaza travel for crucial medical care, education and professional advancement. Read more »
$15,000
HaMoked
Providing free legal aid to Palestinians in the occupied territories to access their rights in a wide range of areas, including freedom of movement, residency and social rights, the right to family life and property, and protections for minors in detention. Read more »
$150
Hand in Hand
A network of schools in Israel building shared society, demonstrating an important model of inclusion and partnership for Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel. Read more »
$50,000
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants
Protects people seeking asylum, refugees, migrant workers and victims of human trafficking in Israel, ensuring they aren't deported or detained unfairly, and have access to basic government services. Read more »
$23,000
Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC)
Defending religious freedom and pluralism, and ensuring equal treatment of all streams of Judaism. Read more »
$500
Israel Women's Network
Promoting gender equality in Israel. Read more »
$2,265
Lakia - The Association for the Improvement of Women's Status
Advancing the status of women in Bedouin communities in the Negev through empowerment, education and employment training. Read more »
$10,000
Machsom Watch
Monitors IDF checkpoints and provides assistance to Palestinians to navigate the military's complex visa bureaucracy and gain access to education, employment and healthcare. Read more »
$16,000
Physicians for Human Rights
Medical care for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza through clinics and visits, bringing expertise otherwise not found in the occupied Palestinian territories, and running an open clinic for migrant workers and refugees inside Israel. Read more »
$25,080
Tmura
Taking action on behalf of victims of racism, ensuring a real penalty is exacted for discriminatory behaviour in the workplace and by government institutions. Read more »
$25,135
Women Against Violence (Nazareth)
Providing assistance for Palestinian women in Israel's north in the form of rape crisis centres, domestic violence support and more. Read more »
$10,000
Yesh Din
Seeks to protect human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories by conducting legal advocacy and protecting Palestinians against violence from settlers. Read more »
$12,000
Total: $260,550

2018

Organisation

Amount

Adalah
Conducts litigation by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of this community. Read more »
$26,000
Al Hukok
Provides legal aid for the Bedouins of the Negev around issues of housing, economic rights, healthcare, and education. Read more »
$13,200
Association for Civil Rights in Israel – East Jerusalem project
Fighting poverty and struggling for equal access to education for Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem. Read more »
$23,000
Association for Civil Rights in Israel – public hotline project
Israel's largest and oldest civil rights organisation, they safeguarding equality through precedent-setting litigation. Read more »
$20,000
Bimkom
Spatial and town planning expertise inside Israel and in Area C of the West Bank to ensure Palestinian villages aren't denied electricity, water and education resources by the Israeli government. Read more »
$26,000
Gisha - Center for the Legal Protection of Freedom of Movement
A unique approach helping residents of Gaza travel for crucial medical care, education and professional advancement. Read more »
$15,000
Hand in Hand
A network of schools in Israel building shared society, demonstrating an important model of inclusion and partnership for Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel. Read more »
$51,080
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants
Protects people seeking asylum, refugees, migrant workers and victims of human trafficking in Israel, ensuring they aren't deported or detained unfairly, and have access to basic government services. Read more »
$39,136
Israel Religious Action Centre – Racism Crisis Centre project
Combating the racism and discrimination felt by Palestinian citizens of Israel, the Ethiopian community, people seeking asylum, Russian immigrants and the LGBT community. Read more »
$20,000
Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC)
Defending religious freedom and pluralism, and ensuring equal treatment of all streams of Judaism. Read more »
$30,000
Kav La'Oved
Protecting the employment rights of people seeking asylum, refugees and migrant workers. Read more »
$10,000
Machsom Watch
Monitors IDF checkpoints and provides assistance to Palestinians to navigate the military's complex visa bureaucracy and gain access to education, employment and healthcare. Read more »
$16,000
Mavoi Satum
Protecting agunot, women denied a gett (religious divorce) by their husbands through legal advocacy, empowerment and training. Read more »
$10,000
Physicians for Human Rights
Medical care for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza through clinics and visits, bringing expertise otherwise not found in the occupied Palestinian territories, and running an open clinic for migrant workers and refugees inside Israel. Read more »
$25,000
Tebeka
Advancing the rights of Israel's Ethiopian communities through legal advocacy and training. Read more »
$20,000
Tmura
Taking action on behalf of victims of racism, ensuring a real penalty is exacted for discriminatory behaviour in the workplace and by government institutions. Read more »
$20,000
Yesh Din
Seeks to protect human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories by conducting legal advocacy and protecting Palestinians against violence from settlers. Read more »
$15,000
Total: $379,416

In addition, Australian donors contributed AU$206,594 in 2018 directly to the New Israel Fund in Israel.

2017

Organisation

Amount

Al Hukok
$13,200
Association for Civil Rights in Israel – East Jerusalem project
$105,000
Hotline for Refugees and Migrants
$11,000
Israel Religious Action Centre – Racism Crisis Centre project
$52,500
Tebeka
$10,000
Tmura
$20,000
Total: $211,700

In addition, Australian donors contributed AU$207,399 in 2017 directly to the New Israel Fund in Israel.

You can also view a list of the grants made by the global New Israel Fund, including from Australia, the United States, Israel, United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland and Germany.

This page is up to date as of 5 July 2019.