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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This page was last updated on 29 November 2021.

2021

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 »$6,125

Organisation

Amount

Adalah
Conducts litigation by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of this community. Read more »
$17,850
African Refugee Development Center
Providing humanitarian aid, supplies and daily necessities to people seeking asylum and refugees during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more »
$4,915
ASSAF
Providing humanitarian aid, supplies and daily necessities to people seeking asylum and refugees during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more »
$2,500
Association for Civil Rights in Israel – East Jerusalem/occupied Palestinian territories project
Fighting poverty and struggling for equal access to education for Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem and the occupied Palestinian territories. Read more »
$29,500
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 »
$5,048
Association of Ethiopian Jews
One of Israel's leading organisations promoting equality and justice for Ethiopian Israelis, they run critical legal cases, provide education and employment training and much more. Read more »
$10,000
Atid Bamidbar
Part of NIF's Voices of Hope grants in the aftermath of the violence between Jewish and Arab Israelis in May 2021, this project will develop Bedouin tourism in the Negev in order to address the inequality between Jewish and Bedouin residents Read more »
$22,507
Bait la-Ruach
Part of NIF's Voices of Hope grants in the aftermath of the violence between Jewish and Arab Israelis in May 2021, this project sends Jewish and Arab counsellors to workers in the health sector – doctors, nurses, clinic staff and aged care homes – to address the stress associated with the violence and develop a program to support staff from all backgrounds Read more »
$22,507
Community House (Elifelet)
Building a shared work space for organisations working with refugees and people seeking asylum in Israel. This grant is fully funded by the Victor Smorgon Charitable Fund. Read more »
$80,000
Elifelet
Addressing the ongoing food insecurity crisis among refugees and people seeking asylum, Elifelet is distributing food and material aid to families and communities across Israel. Read more »
$10,000
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
Givat Haviva: Jewish-Arab Center for Peace
This emergency grant to Givat Haviva funded crisis accommodation to families in Ashkelon fleeing rockets during the May 2021 escalation of violence. Read more »
$10,250
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 »
$6,396
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 »
$1,000
Haqel: Jews and Arabs in Defense of Human Rights
This emergency grant to Haqel allows them to offer legal advice and case management support for 5,000 residents of the South Hebron Hills who have suffered from an uptick in settler violence in recent months. They provide an emergency hotline to provide immediate legal advice and are taking on strategic cases to liaise with the military and police to improve the lives of Palestinians in the West Bank. Read more »
$12,948
Hashomer Hatzair Israel
Part of NIF's Voices of Hope grants in the aftermath of the violence between Jewish and Arab Israelis in May 2021, this project will establish a Jewish-Arab activism centre in Lod, one of the centres of the violence. The centre will run leadership courses for young activists in the city and provide the skills, knowledge and networks required to rebuild shared society Read more »
$22,507
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 »
$12,101
Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC)
Defending religious freedom and pluralism, and ensuring equal treatment of all streams of Judaism. Read more »
$2,904
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 »
$37,000
Kuchinate
Meaning 'crochet' in Tigrinya, Kuchinate is a collective of African asylum-seeking women living in Tel Aviv. The funding promotes social enterprise and serves as an effective tool to improve socio-economic outcomes for the community Read more »
$18,302
Mesila - Treatment for Families of Migrant Workers and Asylum Seekers (Tel Aviv Foundation)
In partnership with the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, Mesila is developing "The Fresh Place", a choice model food bank in South Tel Aviv which will provide the community a central and stable location to access nutritious foods and increase nutrition education and awareness. Read more »
$30,000
(This was matched by the Tel Aviv Foundation for a total grant of $54,000.)
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. We provided additional funds to PHR in March 2020 to cope with changed requirements in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Read more »
$15,000
Tebeka
Advancing the rights of Israel's Ethiopian communities through legal advocacy and training. Read more »
$24,500
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 »
$18,450
Total:
$441,008

2020

Organisation

Amount

Adalah
Conducts litigation by and for Arab citizens of Israel to ensure the rights of this community. Read more »
$20,000
African Refugee Development Center
Providing humanitarian aid, supplies and daily necessities to people seeking asylum and refugees during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more »
$200
ASSAF
Providing humanitarian aid, supplies and daily necessities to people seeking asylum and refugees during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more »
$17,938
Association for Civil Rights in Israel – East Jerusalem/occupied Palestinian territories project
Fighting poverty and struggling for equal access to education for Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem and the occupied Palestinian territories. Read more »
$47,000
Association of Ethiopian Jews
One of Israel's leading organisations promoting equality and justice for Ethiopian Israelis, they run critical legal cases, provide education and employment training and much more. Read more »
$12,000
Ba'asher Telchi
Supporting Haredi women through separation and divorce by providing legal counselling, emotional and community support and financial management assistance for thousands of individuals. Read more »
$25,000
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 »
$23,080
Bizchut
Combating cases of discrimination felt by people with a disability in Israel. Read more »
$12,000
Eritrean Women's Community Center
Empowers people seeking asylum by providing education and employment training, maximising their success by providing babysitting services so clients can work and study and distributes food and humanitarian aid to the community. Read more »
$10,000
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 »
$27,000
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 »
$1,000
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 »
$57,590
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. We provided additional funds in 2020 to cope with an influx in demand for the crisis intervention centre in light of the COVID-19 crisis Read more »
$35,334
Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC)
Defending religious freedom and pluralism, and ensuring equal treatment of all streams of Judaism. Read more »
$12,825
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 »
$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. We provided additional funds to PHR in March 2020 to cope with changed requirements in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Read more »
$38,333
Regional Council of Unrecognised Villages
In 1997, the Regional Council of Unrecognised Villages (RCUV) was established to help leaders of unrecognised villages work in a unified and collaborative way toward achieving recognition for these villages and assistance for their residents. This project mobilises unrecognised villages’ residents to advance recognition of villages and respond to urgent needs of displaced residents. Read more »
$38,333
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 »
$25,640
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 »
$20,000
Total:
$460,440

2019

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 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 »
$26,000
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 »
$35,635
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 »
$54,340
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 – 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 »
$10,050
Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC)
Defending religious freedom and pluralism, and ensuring equal treatment of all streams of Judaism. Read more »
$26,175
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
Orchard of Abraham's Children – Rosh Pina gan (kindergarten)
Promoting shared society, inclusion and tolerance by bringing Jewish and Arab-Israelis kids to learn and live together. Read more »
$25,000
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 »
$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:
$407,250

In addition, Australian donors contributed AU$240,707 in 2019 directly to the New Israel Fund in Israel.

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.